ADMM-Musco partnership



Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE, July 8, 2021:Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management and Musco Lighting LLC have announced an extension to their long-term partnership.

Musco has been the service provider for track lighting at Yas Marina Circuit since 2009, and the extension will see the partnership run until December 2023, with Musco set to light up the new-look track following the reconfiguration programme it will undergo over the summer.

Musco is responsible for the installation of track lighting across Yas Marina Circuit’s Main Track, Drag Strip, and Yas Kartzone, which was recently enhanced with a Musco Total Light Control – TLC for LED™ System.

The US-based company has played a pivotal role in the overall functionality of the venue over the course of the past 12 years, particularly in facilitating its showpiece event, the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix , which is famous for its twilight race starting in the daylight and running into the night.

Saif Al Noaimi, Acting CEO, Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management, said: “We are delighted to extend our relationship with Musco, who have been an important partner of Yas Marina Circuit for many years.

“As experts in their field, we have total confidence in Musco’s ability to carry out work to the highest possible standard, combining quality and consistency every step of the way.

“The fact we have been working together for such a substantial period of time is indicative of the trust between us. We are naturally pleased to extend the partnership and we look forward to enjoying huge success together going forward in this area of evolving technology.”

Jeff Rogers, President of Musco World, added: “Having been a partner of Yas Marina Circuit since 2009, the extension of our agreement is a natural next step, and one we are extremely happy to take.

“Yas Marina Circuit plays host to many high-profile events throughout each year, including the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, and is widely regarded as one of the region’s most iconic sporting venues.

“The Partnership, to date, is one which has been mutually beneficial for both parties, and we now turn our attention to the future, and to what we can achieve together in the coming years to ensure the venue stays ahead of the curve in the area.”

Musco, which specializes in the design of sports lighting solutions globally, has installed over 4,000 light fixtures at Yas Marina Circuit, which is the equivalent of 6.8 megawatts of power. Due to their work, track lighting at the venue can be set up to operate at a 25, 50, or 100 percent lighting level to accommodate all event types from private venue and track hire to the weekly Community Health and Fitness Events, ADNOC TrainYas™.

It was through the quality of Musco’s lighting solution that the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix became the first event of its type in history to start in daylight and end at nighttime, a theme which has continued right up until the current day.

Musco is also responsible for lighting Yas Marina Circuit’s Drag Strip and Kartzone with 396 fixtures installed at the venue. The Drag Strip and Kartzone host a number of spectacular events throughout the year, including the Super Street Challenge and popular Karting Enduro race.