In honour of Emirati Women’s Day, Yas Marina Circuit hosted 15 inspiring Emirati women to compete in the inaugural Farasha Cup, a Karting competition to crown the fastest Emirati female on the track.
After two closely contested races around the Yas Kartzone powered by ADNOC track, Hanan Albadi claimed the victory. Trophies and prizes were presented to the top three competitors on the night.
Albadi commented following the victory, “It’s been a beautiful event surrounded by other impressive Emirati women. I’m delighted with the victory, but I think everyone is a winner here tonight being a part of the inaugural event, we’re excited to see how this event continues to grow and introduce new females to the sport in years to come.”
The theme of this year’s Emirati Women’s Day was announced to be ‘Ambitions & Inspirations for the Next 50 Years’. A celebration of the ambitions of Emirati women and their aspirations for a better and more prosperous future. Yas Marina Circuit strive to support the development and identification of local talent and the next generation of racing superstars through their various academies, including the new Karting Academy and taking it virtual with the Yas Heat academy, part of the leading esports team in the UAE.
Saif Al-Noaimi, Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Abu Dhabi Motor Sports Management, added, “We’re so delighted to add this event to our calendar and support the amazing Emirati women already competing in motorsports. Encouraging new participants and fans to the sport, as well as looking to encourage future generations of drivers is inspiring and we hope to see this event continue to flourish in the years to come in celebration of all the Emirati women around the world.”
Yas Marina Circuit turn their attention to the upcoming FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX, taking place on December 9-12. To secure your spot at the must-attend event, which also sees the return of After-Race Concerts, visit www.yasmarinacircuit.com.