12 Pilots From 8 Countries To Fight For “King Of Drift” Title Red Bull Car Park Drift Regional Finals In Jordan On Friday

By Auto News Log • October 18th, 2012

Pilots who won their local Red Bull Car Park Drift qualifiers reached the Dead Sea to join the Jordanian pilots for the regional battle over the “King of Drift” title. 12 pilots from 8 Arab countries and thousands of drift and motorsports fans will witness one of the most exciting motor sports events on Friday.

Starting Friday 5:00 PM, engines will roar in the Dead Sea region announcing the beginning of the most exciting drifting events, which will crown a new King of Drift for this season, sponsored by Chevrolet. A jury of experts namely Red Bull athlete Abdulaziz Turki Al Faisal, New Zealand’s renowned pilot Mad Mike, founder of “U” magazine Shirene Rifai, and Ihab Bate from “Jordan Motorsports” will judge the candidates based on specified factors.

The championship is to be held under the patronage of Engineer Amir Al Bashir, Deputy of Prince Faisal Bin Al Hussein of Jordanian Motorsports, and the technical aspects will be supervised by Middle East speed races champion and Red Bull driver Abdo Feghali who explained the criteria adopted by the jury pointing that “70% of the final score will be based on drift art while the remaining percentage will be equally distributed among engine roaring and tire smoke, audience acclaim, as well as car appearance.”

Alberto Chahoud, Area Communication Manager for Red Bull, thanked Jordan Motorsport as well as the various sponsors, mainly Chevrolet, the regional sponsor of the competition, Ro’ya channel, and Al Farida Media Group. Chahoud promised spectators outstanding drift performances and other mind blowing shows.

Among the 12 pilots are 3 Saudis following Said Al Mouri’s victory last year in Beirut. Abdulhadi Qahtani and Hatem Natto are coming back to the Red Bull Car Park Drift competition hoping for better results this year. Muath Al Essa is the third pilot for KSA as he won the third Saudi qualifier in Al Khobar.

Talented pilot and businessman Ahmed Al Ameri will represent the UAE and try to achieve a honorable result for his country, while Kuwaiti Mubarak Al Rumaidhi aims at a top position and will compete for the title. The Sultanate of Oman will be represented by Mohamad Al Asmi who will benefit from his previous experience at the Red Bull Car Park Drift finals alike Egyptian pilot Rami Serry who reached the quarter finals at his first participation last year.

Salman Abdallah will represent Bahrain for the second time in a row, known that he came fourth in Beirut two years ago in 2010. Lebanon this year will be represented by Jad Himo who will aim at gaining the title, however, his mission will be tough facing talented Jordanian pilots Mohammed and Omar Al Kukhun as well as Rafat Haroun who will deploy their best to satisfy the thousands of fans to gather at the Dead Sea region to watch one of the best drifting events on Friday.

Pilots who qualified to Red Bull Car Park Drift finals from regional qualifiers

Country — Pilot

Kuwait — Mubarak Al Rumaidhi
KSA — Hatem Natto
KSA — Muath Al Essa
KSA — Abdulhadi Qahtani
UAE — Ahmed Al Ameri
Oman — Mohammed Al Asmi
Egypt — Rami Serry
Bahrain — Salman Abdallah
Lebanon — Jad Himo
Jordan — Mohammed Al Kukhun
Jordan — Omar Al Kukhun
Jordan — Rafat Haroun

For more information, please visit http://www.redbullmea.com/cpd

Source: Red Bull


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