The region’s best drifters head to Dubai next month – here’s all you need to know about Red Bull Car Park Drift.
Taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre on Friday, November 8 – the penultimate day of the Dubai International Motor Show at the same location – the finals will see 17 drifters from across the Middle East competing against each other, having already qualified at their various national rounds of the competition. The finalists hail from the UAE, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Bulgaria, and after all have tackled the course, one will be named King of Drift, although crankandpiston understands that it doesn’t actually confer upon them genuine royal credentials.
Scoring will be done by a team of judges, with 70 percent of the score coming from the drifting itself, 10 percent on tyre smoke and engine noise, 10 percent on crowd reaction and 10 percent on crowd reaction. So you might be the greatest drifter known to man, but if your car looks and sounds crap, you ain’t going to win.
The action kicks off at 9pm. Tickets start at 55AED if you want to stand or 200 if you want a seat in the grandstand. For more information, visit the website.
But in the meantime, check out a video from the Saudi qualifying event earlier this year for a flavour of what to expect.