Sunday, December 22, 2013

Maserati Trofeo Race in Abu Dhabi - Yas Island 2013

I was invited By Al-Zayyani (Dealers of Bentley, Ferrari, Jaguar, Maserati, Daihatsu and more in Kuwait) to attend the Maserati Trofeo World Series (Finals) in Yas Marina Abu Dhabi, UAE.

I got the morning flight on Etihad Airways..
Was my first time to fly Eithad..
Quit nice airlines i'd say!



I was suppose to find a chauffeur with my name.. but I went out from the wrong gate! got the Etihad airways car.. and missed the Maserati ride :P

I reached the hotel, was greeted by the Maserati Team and got to choose my car to drive as a guest around the track! I opted for the Maserati Gran Tourismo MC Stradale.

Checked in at Park Hyatt
went to the room
had an asspresso shot
showered
changed
went back to the lobby
got into the shuttle
headed to yas!
And we were greeted by amazing staff in the Maserati VVIP Guests Lounge.

Then we signed lots of papers that no one reads..


Then we headed down to the track entrance..
I was given a helmet.. and waited for my turn to drive the MC Stradale..
When out of no where.. A Racing Maserati Trofeo parked and I had to choose wether to drive the Gran Tourismo MC Staradale or ride with a professional racing driver as a passenger..

I went as a passenger as I know I might never be offered the same again!


It was terrifyingly fast!
The driver was completely knowing what he was doing!
Yas is amazing!
The Car sounds like 12 Lions having orgasm all together at the same time!
WOW!


The we got permission to shoot the pits of Maserati..
Lots of carbon-fiber and the place smells so nice! A mix of rubber, abused clutches and gas!



Below is the Maserati MC12 Corsa.. number of this car produced is less than the people who ruled England!


Qualifying started and the sound was roaring sexy!


Extra rims! You want some?


we went back to the hotel.
Showered
slept
woke up
had breakfast.. (Not like James Hunt)
Shuttle
then we reached the track

I went first to meet Khalid Al-Mudhaf - A Kuwaiti racer who raced almost everything on wheels including shopping karts..

From LeMans 24hrs to GT3, to Porsche Cup and the rest.. except F1..

Then went to shoot the Maserati Finals!






After the race we went back to the hotel, freshen up and came back for the party.. And as many of you already know.. I am not a party boy.. So i was enjoying myself watching the 12 hours Gulf Race.


All in All
Was a great Event! great cars, Sound was the star of the show.
Lots of amazing drivers we met
Helpful Staff from Maserati

Special Thanks to Amr from ALzayyani
Robert, Katrin from Maserati
Grant from the event management company! such a cool guy!

Hope we'll meet again!

Now enjoy my first video done by me!




Ciao!

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