The Middle East has its fair share of superlative racetracks: Dubai Autodrome and Yas Marina in the UAE, Reem International Circuit in KSA, Kuwait Motor Town, Bahrain International Circuit and the Losail International Circuit in Qatar.

In addition to Grand Prixs and other exhilarating international racing championships for cars, motorcycles and karts, the circuits also offer Track Days or Track Evenings.

For people with a passion for powerful cars, Track Days present an opportunity to get behind the wheel of some of the world’s fastest cars in an environment where safety cover operates to strict international standards. Racing beauties like the F1 Jaguar or F1 Arrows, Ferrari GT, Porsche GT4 and McLaren Sprint will leave one with an adrenaline rush that will beg to be repeated.

Owners of cars (other than single-seaters, open-wheel cars or SUVs) can also leave behind the constraints of a public road and fully explore the speed and handling abilities of their vehicles.

If you wish to fully enjoy your sports car on a Track Day, you must first ensure a few things: Your vehicle meets the required safety standards and runs well. Rear brake lights must work. The car and boot must be free of loose articles (or they must be secured). The front of the vehicle must be fitted with a towing eye. You have sufficient fuel, no fluid leaks and appropriate tyre pressure.

While on the subject of tyres, which play a very important role in the comfort and safety of your ride, you may wish to consider the Bridgestone POTENZA range of sports tyres, designed to provide people who love driving with racing-inspired performance.

Bridgestone Potenza S001: In Bridgestone’s latest ultra-high performance tyre - the Potenza S001, Formula 1™ precision meets superior traction and maneuverability. Its tyre pattern provides outstanding performance and high speed stability in wet and dry conditions. And its high-grip shoulder blocks provide optimum road holding, maximum cornering grip and high braking force.

Bridgestone POTENZA S001 RFT: Similar to the S001 in terms of tyre patterns and dry and wet performance, the Run-Flat Technology (RFT) in the S001 RFT ensures that even when a tyre suddenly loses air, the car can be driven up to 80 kms at 80kmph without losing control, ensuring the safety of all on board.

Bridgestone Potenza S007A: Designed and developed to deliver exceptional handling, precision and response; supreme control and grip; and superior braking performance on both dry and wet roads, the S007A offers the additional benefit of enhanced durability.

Bridgestone Potenza Adrenalin RE003: Built with an optimal mix of powerful traction, handling stability and quick initial response in dry conditions, and precise handling and braking in wet conditions, the Adrenalin RE003 provides maximum driving pleasure and excitement.