Yas Marina Circuit’s karting track has undergone a major overhaul to celebrate the 10th edition of the FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX.

Organisers have revamped Yas KartZone, which now boasts 1 kilometre of total track length with all-new elevations, allowing for three configurations to run either in parallel or as a combination and affording unprecedented flexibility for local, regional and global kart fans over the weekend as well as to future visitors.

In addition to an expanded kart fleet, enthusiasts will be able to choose from an increased portfolio of 14 extra karting options that takes the total to 19 different products and offers something to everyone of all ages – from ‘Arrive & Drive’ products to birthday parties, family celebrations and corporate events.

Helping to encourage young motorsport talent to emerge, an expansion of the karting fleet means that Yas KartZone is now able to offer children aged 5-7 years old a brand-new Bambino class, building on the already popular Juniors karting product (8-12 year-olds) as well as adults (aged 13 years and older).

KartZone soft Opening

The reconfigured track also enables the hosting of kart racing, with the addition of a race control, viewing area and team facilities – lending a whole new edge for more competitive visitors. Gantries have also been added to the track, making the look and feel closer to the actual F1® Circuit.

KartZone soft Opening

Those looking to race in a more professional environment can also look forward to CIK-sanctioned racing coming soon thanks to homologation.

Spectators can enjoy improved facilities, with more F&B options as well as a viewing platform added to the 1st floor of the next-door Box Park for friends and families.

The improvements have been sponsored by the Circuit’s Founding Partners First Abu Dhabi Bank, and marks an ever-growing relationship between the two entities since the inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in 2009.

The track has also benefited from a state-of-the-art LED lighting system thanks to new official lighting sponsor Musco, allowing for twilight and night racing.

Yas KartZone is one of the most popular attractions away from the track at the FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX. This year, there’s expected to be even more demand from youngsters determined to follow in the footsteps of F1® stars including Max Verstappen, who excelled in youth karting championships.

KartZone soft Opening

Under Yas Marina Circuit’s Kids Go FREE Friday promotion*, with each three-day adult Grandstand ticket purchases, children 12 years and under get free access on Friday to that Grandstand and the Oasis Areas, plus free entry to Ferrari World, Warner Bros World™ Abu Dhabi and Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, for ticket holders with a Super Parks Pass.

The all-new Yas KartZone will be open from 10am-8pm on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th November, and 11am-8pm on Sunday 25thNovember, 2018.

For more information on KartZone, please visit: https://www.yasmarinacircuit.com

* To access Kids Go Free day registration is essential and must be completed before 11pm on 21st  November 2018 via the Yas Marina Circuit website: https://www.yasmarinacircuit.com/en/formula-1-tickets/kids-go-free/kids-go-free-register/

Access cannot be granted to those that arrive on the day without prior registration.

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