As we mentioned in our run down of the event, seemingly nothing could have stopped the 2012 UAE Red Bull Car Park Drift event from happening. Not even the mother of all sand storms, leaving what could only be described as apocolyptic scenes across the country, could dampen the spirits of the crowd, the competitors and organisers alike.

Thankfully there was a crack team of guys on hand to capture the event as it built up through the evening, all the way to the crowning of this year’s winner, defending champion – Ahmed Al Ameri.

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