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ALDAR OFFICIALLY HANDS OVER YAS MARINA CIRCUIT FOR THE ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan inspects the Completed Track 44 Days Ahead of the Inaugural Race

September 17, 2009 – His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces today attended the official handover of Yas Marina Circuit from property developer, Aldar Properties PJSC to venue operator Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management (ADMM).

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed was accompanied by ADMM Chairman, HE Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak and Aldar Chairman, HE Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh as he took part in an inspection of the track and its facilities.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed expressed his satisfaction with the work completed to date and conveyed his anticipation for seeing the facility operate at a world-class standard at the inaugural Formula 1â„¢ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

As part of the handover ceremony, the party witnessed the first official lap of the track by a Formula One car, driven by racing driver Bruno Senna, nephew of motorsport legend Ayrton Senna.

His Excellency Khaldoon Al Mubarak, Chairman of ADMM said “We congratulate Aldar Properties on delivering one of the most sophisticated motorsport circuits ever built anywhere in the world, which will serve as an international centre of motorsport excellence. Yas Marina Circuit is an impressive example of the home-grown initiatives taking place in Abu Dhabi.�

His Excellency Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh, Chairman of Aldar Properties commented, "This is a significant milestone for Aldar Properties and Abu Dhabi, demonstrating the Emirate’s ability to deliver a world-class project of this magnitude in record time. It is my great honour to handover this spectacular circuit to Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management and look forward to the inaugural Formula 1™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.�

Yas Marina Circuit is the home of the highly-anticipated inaugural Formula 1™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, October 30 – November 1, 2009. Following the Grand Prix, Yas Marina Circuit will operate year-round with a variety of international racing and other special events, drag racing, karting, the driving school, corporate opportunities, and concerts – to name but a few.

For more information on Yas Marina Circuit and the Formula 1â„¢ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, visit www.yasmarinacircuit.ae.


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