Alex Renner Motors offers ARM Porsche racing opportunity
For most racing enthusiasts, the idea of competing on an FIA approved race track is a distant dream. Dubai-based Porsche specialist Alex Renner Motors (ARM) can now make these dreams come true with the launch of a unique ‘Arrive & Drive’ package, offering aspiring racing drivers from across the GCC the chance to participate in a round of the upcoming UAE GT Championship for as little as Dhs 35,000.
Successful applicants will compete behind the wheel of one of ARM’s Porsche 997 GT3 Cup cars. Specifically designed for the race track, the GT3 Cup car delivers 400 hp and stunning performance. The driver would then be competing against some of the Middle East’s top drivers in the GTA class of the UAE GT Championship, which is devised along the lines of similar international GT racing.
ARM is offering drives for the UAE GT Championship meets at the Dubai Autodrome on 29th January, 19th March, 2nd April or 23rd April, as well as the race at Abu Dhabi’s brand new Yas Marina Circuit on 20th February. The packages, which can be tailored to suit each driver’s particular requirements, include three days of driving – a specially organised familiarization day, the race meeting practice session the day before the event, and the qualifying session and race itself.
“Arrive and Drive is perfect for aspiring racing drivers who do not have the time, facilities or technical expertise to run a car themselves, or who want to dip their toe in the water for the first time.” said Alex Renner, managing director of ARM. “This unique package has been specifically designed so that drivers simply need to arrive at the track and jump into the car. It can be seen as a one-off ‘chance of a lifetime’ experience, or as a trial for possible participation next season.”
The format of the GT Championship includes a compulsory 90-second pit stop during each 45 minute race, allowing for a driver change if desired. “Our package is geared to accommodate up to two drivers per car, allowing them to share this extraordinary experience,” added Renner.
Safety on the track is paramount, so all drivers need to hold a national race license, issued by the UAE Automobile and Touring Car Club or a FIA approved race license. Once again, ARM can advise on and assist with this requirement. All on-ground support will be provided by the well-experienced ARM race team, while the car also has space to accommodate sponsorship logos.
ARM is currently providing track support to three teams, and six cars, in this season’s UAE GT Championship, consistently recording podium finishes. In addition to its successful motorsport ventures, the German-owned Dubai-based company also has many years’ experience in servicing, tuning and customising Porsche cars.
To learn more about the ‘Arrive & Drive’ package, prospective racing drivers can call direct on +971 4 3476466.
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