Apr 03, 2019: Etihad Cargo, the official airline partner for the region’s first-ever ‘festival of racing’ FIA World Rallycross (WRX) of Abu Dhabi 2019, has delivered all 17 rally cars along with 200 cubic metres of spare parts.
Etihad Cargo’s special charter Boeing 777F flew the WRX rally cars from Liege, where the cars had travelled to from all over Europe, to Abu Dhabi.
Bader Al Ali, Etihad Cargo business development manager, said: “We are immensely proud to be part of this event, which is coming to Abu Dhabi for the first time ever thanks to our partners at Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management and Yas Marina Circuit. This is the perfect way to celebrate FlightValet, which we launched last year in response to growing demand as our experience and reputation for care, professionalism, and ease of use has become more widely known.”
Etihad Cargo transports hundreds of vehicles around the world every year, with customers ranging from individuals who want to take their sports car on holiday, to major global racing events like this.
Steve Hall, director of sponsorship, Yas Marina Circuit, said, “The inaugural FIA World Rallycross of Abu Dhabi will be one of our largest public events and promises three days of spectacular on and off-track entertainment. This type of event couldn’t happen without world-class logistics support, and for this reason, we are delighted to be working alongside Etihad Cargo on this flagship project, continuing a longstanding association with one of our key partners.”
The three-day Urban Festival includes two support races, Yas Super Street Challenge – Drag racing, and the Monster Energy Emirates Drift Championship, before the inaugural FIA World Rallycross.