The first weekend of on-track action in the new year marks the start of the 2023 motorsports season on Yas Island

The January Edition of this year’s Yas Racing Series features the opening round of the Gulf Radical Cup and UAE Pro Car championship in a high-speed start to 2023 in Abu Dhabi

Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 6, 2023: The new year sees a fast start to the on-track action at Yas Marina Circuit as the latest round of the Yas Racing Series kicks off the motorsports season in 2023 this weekend in Abu Dhabi.

To begin the motorsports season in 2023, the January Edition of this year’s Yas Racing Series will see the opening round to a number of high-speed championships, including the UAE Pro Car category featuring the best GT cars across the emirates. This weekend will also see the opening rounds to the Gulf Radical Cup, the UAE Time Attack championship and the Clio Cup, which kick off the 2023 racing schedule on Yas Island.

The Middle East’s leading drift competition, Emirates Drift Championship, is also set to continue its 2023 season this weekend, with round two of this year’s championship opening the weekend at Yas Marina Circuit.

In round one, Ahmed Daham started the new season in style as the 2022 EDC champion finished atop the podium in the first round at the Liwa Festival in December, with the action returning the official home of drifting in the United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi this weekend.

Motorsports enthusiasts keen to get involved in the action can head to the Yas Kartzone for this weekend’s Arrive & Drive Competition, with prizes up for grabs for the fastest laps set around the kartzone track. With categories for all ages, ticket holders can join the free-to-enter competition at Yas Kartzone starting from 7th January.

Away from the track, motorsports fans can enjoy the full racing experience with exclusive pit lane walks running across the weekend to get a closer look behind the scenes. For more details on all the on-track action and off-track entertainment, visit 

With plenty of motorsport action planned for 2023 at the Yas Marina Circuit, this weekend will serve as the perfect start to what hopes to be an enthralling year ahead. For more information on Yas Marina Circuit and the 2023 motorsport season, please visit



Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management (ADMM), with its head office at Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, has created unique, world class experiences across Abu Dhabi since 2009.

ADMM have promoted and delivered globally significant events, the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Grand Prix, alongside over 400 events a year across motorsports, health and fitness, entertainment and major corporate conferences. The company also delivers a significant programme of motorsport retail experiences for business and consumer audiences at Yas Marina Circuit across the year. This combined experience means that ADMM has a region-leading team with expertise in event marketing, communications, promotions and project management.

Such talent firmly positions ADMM as a leader in sports management. The company is now seeking to diversify into activities and strategic ventures beyond Yas Marina Circuit in order to build towards a broader long-term vision aligned with its partners and stakeholders in Abu Dhabi.


Yas Marina Circuit is the United Arab Emirates’ most exciting sporting and entertainment multi-purpose venue. Located on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, the circuit is home to the annual FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX and much more. In addition to the extensive year-round program of professional and grassroots motorsport events and experiences including Drag and Yas Track Nights, the circuit has emerged as a thriving hub for entertainment and community events in the UAE.

Yas Marina Circuit is also a champion of sustainability in motorsports, receiving the Three-Star Environmental Certification from the FIA, the governing body’s highest recognition of sustainability. The award is an acknowledgement of the circuit’s long-standing commitment to environmental management with the objective of standing with Formula One in becoming Net-Zero Carbon by 2030.

As the region’s most technologically advanced facility, the circuit is also a leading MICE venue, regularly hosting a diverse range of corporate meetings, conferences, and events. Whether you want to experience the thrill of karting at our Kartzone, driving an Aston Martin GT4 at over 200km/hour on an F1 circuit, work towards your racing license at the Yas Racing School, get fit at TrainYas, participate in one of our many sporting events, or simply catch up with friends at Yas Central, Yas Marina Circuit truly is The Meeting Place of Champions.