The 2022 Gulf Historic Dubai GP Revival Draws To A Close

Besides iconic cars from the pages of history, several legendary motorsports drivers attended the event.

Dubai Autodrome hosted the second edition of the Gulf Historic Dubai GP Revival (GHDGPR), which came to a close on November 27, 2022. The event is like a massive gathering of car lovers who, besides relishing motorsport activities, like to get up close to some legendary drivers. Moreover, people can enjoy live music at the paddock and experience various family entertainment sources, including an open-air cinema.

This year, the list of attendees included greats such as Alain Prost, Mark Webber, Stefan Johansson, Timo Bernhard, Thierry Boutsen and Marco Werner. The main attractions were, of course, the races. There were four main classes, covering Formula One cars from the 1970s and 1990s, and sportscars and GT prototypes from the 1980s and 2000s

In the Formula One 1970s category, Mike Cantillon pipped everyone on Saturday in the Tyrrell 010-2. The next day, however, saw Saturday’s second-placed Oliver Webb take the top step in the Hesketh 308B. In the 1980s class, Marco Werner – winner of the Triple Crown in endurance racing – claimed top spots in both races over the weekend, in a Gebhardt C88. In the prototype and 2000s category, three-time Le Mans Winner, André Lotterer, claimed the win on Saturday in a Porsche RS Spyder, whereas Emmanuel Collard won on the final day in a Pescarolo LMP1 01.

In addition to the race events, there was a section reserved for classic car displays. The highlights from that space included two Lamborghinis – a Diablo and a Countach – and three Ferraris – a Testarossa, 250 Lusso and SP2 Monza. Jaguar Classic – the branch that revives historic Jaguar models to their near-original state – was also present with two racing roadsters. A C-Type and a D-Type, from the brand’s Continuation series – wowed onlookers. 

The second edition of the GHDGPR was bigger and more extravagant than last year, with more racing over more days. Even the attendance over the weekend doubled this year in comparison to last year’s. It seems then the annual GHDGPR is well on its way to becoming a must-visit event for all motorsports lovers.

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