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Who will be crowned the 2017 King of Drift?

Kuwait to host Red Bull Car Park Drift, for the first time, today

The time is upon us! After seven months since the kick off of the Red Bull Car Park Drift Series in Kuwait, in May, the series is back to Kuwait for the final that will welcome elite drifters competing for the crown of the 2017 King of Drift. Over 2,500 spectators will visit Sirbb Circuit today to witness the exciting performance of sixteen finalists from fourteen countries, all with one aim; to be crowned the 2017 King of Drift.

Red Bull Car Park Drift final is held under the patronage of Sheikh Ali Fawaz AlSabah, organized by Basel Salem AlSabah Motor Racing Club, with cooperation of SIRBB Circuit and is partnered with Total, Falken, Shop & Ship, PS4, Nissan, Boubyan Bank, Drag 965, Acqua Eva and Trolley.

Media partners, MBC Action, Kuwait Times and Aljarida cover this popular event. With the home team advantage on their side, the Kuwaiti finalists, Ali Maksheed, Fahad Aljadei, and Abdullah Aljadi, are hoping to keep the crown in Kuwait. Last year’s final in Oman witnessed an exciting turnout, with all three Omani drifters, topping the winners’ podium.

First time competitor, Haitham Al Hadidi, claimed the crown at the young age of 18, due to a stellar performance. Kuwait’s three drifters will face a fierce challenge for the sought-after King of Drift title, competing against drifters from thirteen other countries that have participated in the series.

The 2017 series kicked off in Kuwait on May 5 and the competition has continued since then with qualifiers in Egypt, Lebanon, Mauritius, Bahrain, Tunisia, Jordan, Oman, Morocco, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates and all winners go head to head today. In order to be crowned the 2017 King of Drift, the drifters will have to score the highest on a variety of criteria. Aiming to elevate the competition year after year, Abdo Feghali, the Guinness World Book Record holder for the longest drift, has modified the criteria to challenge the drifters.

This year their performance will be determined based on Car Look & Design (10%), Tire Smoke (10%), Car Sound (7%), Section 1 Drifting (15%), Section 2 Drifting (15%), Boxes (15%), Gates (15%), and Pendulum (13%). This challenging competition leaves no room for error, as participants will lose points if they hit obstacles, drift the wrong way, or spin their car. In case of three penalties, the drifter will be disqualified. It will not be an easy feat. Who will succeed in topping the podium? Find out today at Sirbb Circuit at 2:00 pm!

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