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Tickets on sale for Abu Dhabi drifting series

Abu Dhabi, February 9, 2011

Tickets have gone on sale for the first-ever appearance of the world’s leading drifting series in the UAE.

Eight of the top drivers and cars from Formula Drift will showcase their skills in competition format drifting set to take place at Yas Marina Circuit on February 25.

Formula Drift is a US-based series in which drivers manoeuvre their cars through a marked course at high speed and at close quarters into controlled sideways slides, known as ‘drifting’.

A panel of judges awards points for four elements: speed, line, angle and overall impression. It takes place on a closed course and is judged on execution and style rather than who finishes the course fastest.

“The excitement of Formula Drift will have a broad appeal in the UAE, not only to core motorsports fans but to a much wider audience who simply want to enjoy great entertainment,” said Richard Cregan, chief executive officer of Yas Marina Circuit.

“The car-handling skill of these drivers has to be seen to be believed. Our aim is to bring the very best of world motorsport to Abu Dhabi, and drifting at this level will add a new dimension to the range of events on offer here.”

Among the drivers performing at Yas will be two-time Formula Drift champion and three-time X-Games gold medalist Tanner Foust, 2010 Formula Drift Rookie of the Year and former Scandinavian champion Fredric Aasbo, and 2009 Formula Drift champion Chris Forsberg.

Tickets to the event at Yas Marina Circuit start from Dh50 ($13.60), with children of 12 and under admitted free of charge to the general admission and premium ticket categories. – TradeArabia News Service




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