Clinching 233 points Mohammad Al Khayat put on a performance that made Qatar proud in front of an adrenaline-fuelled 4,000 strong crowd on his first participation at the Red Bull Car Park Drift Final 2015, held under the umbrella of the Dubai Motor Festival at the Meydan car park. In spite of not qualifying to the second run, Al Khayat missed only 10 points to advance and came 9th in the regional competition that grouped the best 15 drifters from Tunisia, Kuwait, Mauritius, Lebanon, Jordan, Oman, Egypt, Qatar, Iran and the United Arab Emirates.
“True, I did not make it to the Top 8 but I do not consider that my participation was a loss. It’s the first time that I take part of such a one of a kind huge drifting event and I learned how to make it better for next year.” claimed Al Khayat after the first run results announcement.
From Qatar as well, Ahmad Allouh, winner of second place of Red Bull Car Park Drift Qatar qualifier was also supposed to showcase his drifting talent during the finals but an unexpected incident put the track literally “on fire” as his car caught fire during the qualifier phase, one day before the big event.
It is Ahmad Daham who was crowned “King of Drift” title for the second consecutive year as he secured the first place with a score of 358 points in his tuned Nissan Sylvia. He finished ahead of Oman’s Ali Al Balushi yet again, having beaten him by one point last year. Al Balushi ended the season with 335 points from the Final. Jordan’s Rafat Haroon took the third spot on the podium with 306 points.
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