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Dubai Autodrome - National Circuit

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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*PLEASE NOTE* The racing lines and simulations shown here are based on a simplified analysis that does not incorporate 3D effects such as camber and elevation, track irregularities, or surface conditions. It assumes perfect grip and perfect pilot control. Always temper your approach to a racetrack with common sense and an awareness of your skill level. Be safe out there!
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Lap Times Explained

Each column represents a vehicle driven on different racing lines. For example, the first row of the first column is the time for the Miata driven on its own line. The second row represents the Miata driven on the Porsche's racing line, and so on. It is expected that when a vehicle is driven on its own line (large font) the lap time will be the quickest. Otherwise, Al has not done his job very well.

Line Miata GT3 RS Moto F1 beta
Miata 1'41.06 +1.22 +1.91 +0.63
GT3 RS +1.45 1'27.95 +0.52 +1.29
Moto +2.34 +0.69 1'30.10 +2.43
F1 +0.57 +1.88 +2.71 58.38

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The Racing Line at Dubai Autodrome - National Circuit

The Dubai Autodrome is a is a fairly large circuit with four main configurations. Since opening in 2004, it has hosted FIA events, the Dubai 24 Hour endurance race, and many national events within the UAE.

The National Circuit truncates the second half of the course, and shares Turns 9-14 with the Club Circuit. In that section, there are several mistakes pilots can make that slow things down. Turn 10 requires a brief moment of maximum turning toward the left, then it's back to the right, just clipping an early apex at 11. Most commonly, drivers will keep turning right in order to create a wide entry into Turn 12, when Al recommends straightening things out and heading toward the kerbing. You should stay tight to the inside around 12 - a late apex here doesn't provide as much benefit as getting around the corner more quickly, since 12 is followed immediately by another 90 degree corner.

Turn 14 is one of the few corners greater than 90 degrees where Al doesn't have you hugging the inside. Instead, we trade a little bit of corner quickness for some extra speed onto the back straight. Turn in begins fairly early, but the target is still a late apex.

UAE GT Onboard Posche GT3 Cup with Tarek Elgammal

Founder's Notes

The first lap, Tarek gets pretty far to the left before entering 7, which is the right way to do it. You have to let your speed carry you out there, though. If you're steering left you probably came around Turn 6 too slow. Same comments as above regarding Turns 3, 8 and 12.

GT3 RS Lap

Founder's Notes

Ok, so it may be 20 seconds off Al's pace, but this video is pretty methodical. I think the mistakes in line selection are clear from the above comments.

Surya Raja Trackday on ZX-10R

Founder's Notes

Nice laps, however, Surya turn laps a little quicker by staying more to the inside in Turns 3, 8 and 12. I watched his rider profile on YouTube and he seems like a good guy!

Formula Gulf 1000 with Z. Jaffer

Founder's Notes

Jaffer might shave some time by hitting the Turn 3 apex instead of staying wide. Al also suggests swinging all the way between 6 and 7. The issue of staying too wide through 12 is here also.

Cabell Fisher in Radical SR3

Founder's Notes

Unfortunately picture-in-picture makes it hard to see what's going on during right hand turns. This clip provides a better example of how to take Turn 8, although the driver takes double apexes at 8 and 12, where they don't seem to be necessary. Fun ride!