Successful British single seater racers, Jeremy and Jason Timms are to make their first race appearance outside of Europe when they compete in the Formula Gulf Academy Championship on 27/28th January at the Dubai Autodrome.
Poland’s Alex Karkosik currently leads the championship, now in its 6th season after winning the first two races and setting fastest laps in the process. But current Vice Champion, Saudi Arabia’s Omar Gazzaz is not far behind after scoring points for consistent podium finishes, pole position and fastest lap. So it will be interesting to see what the Timm’s cousins can do with an unfamiliar circuit and cars.
But these four experienced drivers may not have it easy given the excellent progress made by Formula Gulf’s local novice drivers, Saeed Al Ali and Nabil Zakir Hussain who have finished, and scored points in every race. The last two races were won convincingly by Australia’s Jordan Oon on his second visit to Dubai.
As always, these talented competitors will be coached by Andy Pardoe as they get to grips with their 186bhp GulfSport prepared and run slicks and wings Formula cars, which have proved consistently quicker than F4, Radical and Porsche GT3 cars on the challenging Dubai Autodrome circuit.
Championship organiser GulfSport Racing, who have been operating in the UAE since 2005 will shortly announce plans for ‘Formula Gulf Academy UK’ which provides a cost-effective opportunity for young drivers to gain invaluable experience on famous British circuits later in 2017.