Praga heads East as global R1 dealer network expands with the addition of Praga Racing UAE

Praga heads East as global R1 dealer network expands with the addition of Praga Racing UAE

Praga Cars confirms it has expanded its dealer network into the Middle East with the addition of Praga Racing UAE as the newest international partner for the R1 race car.

The newly contracted dealership, run by the renowned Dragon Racing team in Dubai, will supply R1 race cars and provide customer support across the GCC (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates). Praga’s global network of dealers already includes Australia/New Zealand, Benelux, California, Poland and the United Kingdom/Ireland.

Dragon Racing has years of experience and an impressive track record as the premier motorsport team in the GCC. Their pedigree is proven with titles including 2018 UAE F4 champions, two-time Dubai 24hrs GT3 class winners and GTX class winner. They have also run in the Radical Middle East Cup and Asia F3, and most recently, won the GT4 Class in the 2022 Dubai 24hrs in January 2022. Dragon Racing is currently competing their first customer Praga R1T in the NGK UAE Procar championship.

Brad Fincham, CEO Dragon Racing, Praga Racing UAE, said; “We are delighted to announce that Dragon Racing is the new Praga R1 dealer for the GCC region. Having worked closely with Praga Cars UK’s managing director, Mark Harrison, for a number of years, this is by no means a new relationship, and there is an alignment of our visions of the Praga as the pinnacle of what a lightweight sports and racing car should be. With the recent announcement of the 2022 Praga UK Cup and the growing awareness of Praga globally, we are excited to develop our partnership with Praga: the ultimate goal is to have a Praga Middle East Cup for owners as part of a winter racing programme here in the Middle East.”

Mark Harrison, Managing Director of Praga Cars UK said; “I’ve known Brad Fincham and Dragon Racing for years through my work with McLaren in UAE. They are the best in the business in the region and I have no doubt that they can run the Praga R1 successfully, accelerating the growing demand for the R1 that we are seeing internationally. I look forward to working with Dragon in this exciting new venture.”

Tomas Kasparek, Owner of Praga said; “The appointment of our first dealer in the Middle East is a big step for Praga. Interest and demand for the R1 is growing at an impressive rate, and the expansion of our Praga Racing network around the world enables drivers to compete in the world’s best championships with trusted Praga suppliers and support. We’re very proud to see the Praga brand becoming a true global player.”

To find out more about Praga Racing UAE visit:  



PR contact:
Lucy Burman
Communications Manager, Praga Cars UK

Sponsorship contact:
Lisa Porter
Marketing and Events, Praga Cars UK

Praga Cup UK contact:
Lucy Payne
Motorsports Manager, Praga Cars UK

UK sales contact:
Vincent Randall
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