Representing the UAE, Ahmad Daham produced a masterclass performance to claim the coveted “King of Drift” title for the second consecutive year, in front of an adrenaline-fuelled 4,000 strong crowd at the Red Bull Car Park Drift Final 2015, held under the umbrella of the Dubai Motor Festival at the Meydan car park.
Daham 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.
Lebanese drifter Fadi El Boustani’s night ended in heartbreak when his car stalled at the start line on his last run and in the final four. El Boustani had five minutes to address the mechanical problem, but luck was not on his side and he was disqualified. Having entered the Final as a dark horse, the Lebanese drifter certainly won the crowd’s hearts, with a blistering run that earned him 370 points – the highest score for a single run in this year’s Final.
The Final brought together fifteen 15 drifters hailing from Tunisia, Kuwait, Mauritius, Lebanon, Jordan, Oman, Egypt, Qatar, Iran and the United Arab Emirates.
The Red Bull Car Park Drift Final was held in partnership with Ford Middle East, Aramex Shop and Ship, Pirelli, MBC Action, Al Arabiya 99 and Meydan.