Friday 29 August 2014

Abu Dhabi to host motor racing candidate event

Yas Motor Racing Club, in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Racing, is set to host a candidate event for the 2015 FIA Middle East Rally Championship (Merc) in October. The ‘Abu Dhabi Rally,’ which is a regional championship round has been approved by the motorsport’s


Lexus posts 20 per cent growth in Middle East

Lexus today announced a robust growth in the Middle East (GCC, Yemen, Lebanon and Jordan), with 21,598 units sold across the region during the first six months of 2014 – marking an increase of 20 per cent over the corresponding period last year. With a strong emphasis on in


New Land Rover Discovery Sport enters final testing

The new Land Rover Discovery Sport has entered its final development phase with prototype fleets completing testing globally. Having covered over 1.2 million kilometres in some of the world’s harshest and most challenging terrains and climates, a total of 181 Land Rover Discovery


Oman Air, Aston Martin in new Lagonda testing tie-up

Oman Air has announced its partnership with Aston Martin, which sees the Middle Eastern carrier bring the marque’s yet-to-be-launched Lagonda to Muscat. The partnership is a part of Aston Martin’s early testing programme, the company said. Reviving the iconic Lagon


UAE club to train Bosnia motorsport officials

Bosnia has become the latest country to turn to the Automobile and Touring Club in the UAE (ATCUAE) for specialist training of senior officials on the key aspects of rally organisation and other grass roots motor sport activities. Training teams from the UAE are continuing to cross new


Jaguar Land Rover to develop self-learning car

Researchers at Jaguar Land Rover aim to develop an intelligent self-learning vehicle that will offer a completely personalised driving experience. The technology intends to help prevent accidents by reducing driver distraction, a statement said. Using the latest machine learni


Rolls-Royce records 39pc rise in sales in Doha

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Doha has recorded a 39 per cent increase in sales for the first half of the year, compared to the same period last year, said the report. The Rolls-Royce Wraith was the key driver of this steady sales performance, Mohammed Kandeel, chief operating officer,


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