GulfSport Racing On The Move
When GulfSport moved their operation from the Bahrain International Circuit to the UAE in 2005 they were accommodated by the good people of the Dubai Autodrome. As their business flourished and more room was required, GulfSport moved into three rented warehouses in Al Quoz where it prepared and stored most of the Radicals, Caterhams and Ginettas its customers had bought from them. With the subsequent growth of the racewear and equipment side of their business, they later set up shop in Motor City and moved their race workshop to more suitable facility in Dubai Investment Park.
But with the foundations for a new Business Park within the Dubai Autodrome now almost complete, GulfSport boss, Martin Hope is looking forward to moving back to their adopted race circuit, “We’ve always had an excellent working relationship with the Autodrome team where we have run more than 500 training/testing/race sessions over the last 12 years so it will be an absolute pleasure to base ourselves again within this very fine faciity. With some exciting developments coming up for GulfSport Racing, this new home for us is perfect”.
Workshop Manager Gary Francis is taking up a new role in the UK, this summer. Gary has been with GulfSport for many years and has been a face of GulfSports workshop operations. However chief Race Mechanic Lynard Miso, who has been with GulfSport since 2006 and is the man behind all of the hands on work of our special build projects will step up to an additional management role in the prestigious new workshop at the Business Park. Lyndard will continue to work closely with Martin & recent recruit Fred Jacobs will help ensure that GulfSport maintains its very high standards. Customers will also benefit from the two business divisions being back in one single location, allowing easier service to fit parts sold by the Race Shop.
Barry Hope continues to handle customer relationships on the racing side of the business and manages GulfSport’s UK activities from his base near the Goodwood Circuit whilst Martin Hope celebrates his 14th year running GulfSport this month!