Nestled in Al Wusail, is the Lusail International Circuit, a world class motorsports track and is the only circuit in the region to be awarded the highest rating by FIA (International Automobile Federation) and the FIM (International Motorcycling Federation).
The circuit is 5,380m long with 16 turns; 6 left and 10 right, a width of 12m and a clock-wise direction. Furthermore, floodlighting can be utilized to provide daylight conditions at night
At the invitation of Grazia Magazine & Lexus, I attended one of their Female Track Days, an initiative by the Lusail International Circuit.
No stranger to this venue, I immediately accepted the invitation, as it was an opportunity to be on the track instead of the usual, watching the MotoGP riders racing on this very track.
Upon arrival, I was greeted by friendly familiar faces.
“Our aim today is to provide our female guests a unique and amazing driving experience where they will push our vehicles to their limits.” Said Firas Mufti – Senior Marketing Manager Lexus
In the welcome area, the Lexus ES350 Hybrid was on display. a sport sedan, that doesn’t abandon luxury: The interior is fairly roomy and the seats are comfy, offering a smooth ride and a cabin that is generally quiet and well-ventilated.
Once all the formalities were completed, we were presented with four models for testing on the track including the RC-F, GS-F, LC Hybrid and IS-F Sport. A co-driver was assigned to each car to guide and assist the driver on the safety measures of the track and the technological attributes of the vehicle.
My first test vehicle was a Lexus IS-F Sport, a fine and sporty sedan that looks good and offers a heap of driving enjoyment. It dives into corners willingly and exits them in a composed manner; the interior of the IS, is a comfy place to be while sporting snazzy touches.
My second test drive was the Lexus RC-F. Designed for optimum high-speed stability to support outstanding performance, I definitely felt a better connection with the steering wheel, and a lot more confident when maneuvering my way through the circuit. With its superb styling, design and unprecedented power and handling capabilities, the RC-F opens up a new era for women on wheels.
Unfortunately due to prior engagements, I was unable to stay longer and test drive the other vehicles.
Thank you to the team of Lusail International Circuit, Grazia Magazine and Lexus for a pleasant Saturday afternoon driving experience.
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