Red Bull Car Park Drift Final returns to Dubai!

One of the most thrilling four-wheeled motorsports is back this week at Meydan
ByHend FadelWednesday , 18 November 2015
Red Bull Car Park Drift Final returns to Dubai!
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The Red Bull Car Park Drift Final is back this week!

The Red Bull Car Park Drift Final is tire-smoking its way back to the emirate for the third year in a row, under the umbrella of the 3rd Dubai Motor Festival. This year’s competition is held in partnership with Ford Middle East, Shop and Ship Aramex, Pirelli, MBC Action, Al Arabiya 99 and Meydan.

The adrenaline-filled spectacle which consistently promises the most exhilarating displays of drifting in the region, is set to take place at Meydan Hotel’s G12 car park on the 20th of November.

Last year’s final course proved tight and tricky for a number of competitors, but that hasn’t stopped organisers from turning up the heat by adding two new obstacles; the Pendulum and the Spiral, which are sure to test the best on what is already considered one of the most technical courses in the championship’s eight seasons to date.

With eight rounds already down and one to go in Qatar before heading to Dubai, the coveted title of ‘King of Drift’ will be awarded on the night after an octane-fuelled showdown. The participants hail from the UAE, Tunisia, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mauritius, Jordan, Oman, Egypt and Qatar and earn their spots in the final after topping their national qualifiers.

Rally champion and the face of Red Bull Car Park Drift, Abdo Feghali, who presides over track design said: “Year on year, the Red Bull Car Park Drift is getting tougher and the addition of the Pendulum and the Spiral will surely add that extra challenge we are always after. The caliber of the region’s drifters is improving, making competition fiercer and fiercer. We made sure the track which has a 40/60 split between closed and open areas of the Meydan Hotel parking lot, would push the drifters to the limit.”

During the competition, drifters are required to negotiate a challenging course and will be judged according to a set of seven criteria. A maximum of 80 points is allocated to drifting skills during the first and second sections, while the car’s looks and design account for up to 60 points with another 60 points allocated to the driver’s proximity to the Pendulum “clipping point”. Tire smoke, car sound, and performance in the ‘Box’, a tight enclosure the drifters need to do a ‘donut’ in, each contribute 40 points towards the total score.

INFO: 20 November, 6pm, Meydan Hotel, open to the public, tickets can be purchased at Virgin Megastore or at the gate, tickets.virginmegastore.me

 

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