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Emirati sisters ready for the challenge at Yas Marina

KT Report/Abu Dhabi
Filed on November 27, 2019
The Al Qubaisi sisters, Amna and Hamda. (Supplied photo)

The Al Qubaisi sisters, Amna and Hamda, are the daughters of the UAE's first motorsport star, Khaled Al Qubaisi

With the racing world gearing up for this weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, two female Emirati drivers are preparing to make their debut in the supporting F4UAE series at the Yas Marina, a press release said.

The Al Qubaisi sisters, Amna and Hamda, are the daughters of the UAE's first motorsport star, Khaled Al Qubaisi, who claimed a podium finish in the GTE-Am class at the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Like their father, both girls made their way into karting with Amna breaking out into single-seaters in 2018, becoming the first Emirati female racing driver to reach that level in the process.

She would compete in the Italian F4 championship with Prema and followed that up by testing a Formula E car for Envision Virgin Racing in the days after the inaugural Ad Diriyah ePrix.

As for Hamda, her story is still in its early stages with the 17-year-old making two appearances alongside her sister in Italy this year. And now they'll race as teammates again for the Abu Dhabi Racing team in their homeland at Yas Marina Circuit this weekend.

 


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