A new chapter in Aston Martin’s history began at the 86th International Geneva Motor Show with the unveiling of the DB11. The first product launched under the company’s ‘Second Century’ plan, DB11 is the bold new figurehead of the illustrious ‘DB’ bloodline and an authentic, dynamic sporting GT in the finest Aston Martin tradition.
The McLaren 650S Sprint has secured its first championship silverware taking the 2016 Saudi GT Championship title at the Reem International Circuit, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. A dominant performance at the final round of the season saw the 650S Sprint claim pole position, fastest lap time and overall race win.
The McLaren 650S GT3 began its 2016 European campaign in the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup opener at Misano, Italy with a double points finish. Despite tricky conditions throughout, Factory Drivers Rob Bell and Alvaro Parente scored valuable points in both races of the weekend and showed impressive pace during qualifying in the #58 McLaren 650S GT3, run by new customer team Garage 59.
As this season’s Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East drew to a close at Bahrain, we set down with Kuwait’s favorite racecar driver, Zaid Ashkanani, and together reflected on his first year at Al Nabooda Racing, and his second place in the championship.
In February the Porsche Team concluded its second test of the year in Abu Dhabi. In total the current World Championship winning team spent eight days driving on the 5.554 kilometre long Formula One circuit in the United Arab Emirates. The main target was tyre testing with partner Michelin. Furthermore, new components on the Porsche 919 Hybrid for the 2016 season were tested. The programme included aerodynamic comparisons as well as testing the latest developments on the powertrain, including the hybrid system.