Out where the sand meets the sea, the maze of tracks the carve up the dunes is set to get grow as the Red Bull T3 Buggy Race – or Qaher El T3ous – kicks off for the first time in Qatar. This white-knuckle event invites desert-racing enthusiasts and motorsport amateurs to compete against one another across some truly challenging terrain, where the winner will snag a grand prize T3 buggy to call their own.
Supported by the Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation (QMMF), 2nd and 3rd place runners-up will also walk away with some great prizes from Speed Marine. Through the supervision of QMMF the circuit promises to be a dynamic one, offering a fun-filled event for spectators while keeping the safety of participants at the forefront.
Marking the first event of its kind in Qatar, just how did the Qaher El T3ous Buggy Race come to be? Well, for starters, dune bashing is a bit of a national past-time for locals and expats alike in Qatar, so the organizers over at Red Bull thought ‘Hey, why not take that passion for bashin’ and build upon it?’
Participants will have the chance to demonstrate their buggy skills in conquering the challenges of the terrain along Sealine’s unique track, while decked out in all the top safety gear and T3 buggies outfitted with fixed batteries and functional seatbelts to make sure all safety standards are met in case of rolling.
“This is the 1st race of its kind where drivers will be competing head-to-head on the same track,” explained Sultan Al-Murraikhi, Executive Director of QMMF. “The challenge is between racers and not against time. The crowned winner will merit the title based on his manoeuvring competences, and not the strength of his buggy.”
The T3 Buggy Race will be open to all amateur motorsports enthusiasts living in Qatar. “The Red Bull Qaher El T3ous is also innovative when it comes to the smart, yet natural obstacles that participants have to face in a safe environment,” added Al-Murraikhi. “The public will be able to watch the full race while keeping their same place [along the track].”
So – how many would-be racers are out there? Have you registered your buggy yet to take part? If not, registration can be done online at www.redbull.com/qaherelt30us, while the public can buy their tickets to the race at all Virgin Megastores.
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