Redbull has announced that the 2018 edition of the Redbull car park drift series will begin in Oman. The action starts at 6pm on January 26 (Friday) at the facilities of the Oman Automobile Association in the airport heights area.

The series, now in its ninth year, showcases drifting talent across the region. Throughout the year, regional hopefuls will push their skills and cars to the limits at Local Qualifiers in the UAE, Qatar, Egypt, Kuwait, Tunisia, Morocco, Turkey, Algeria, Jordan, Mauritius and Lebanon. Local winners will then vie for the ultimate title at the biggest drifting event of the year – the Series Final in Lebanon.

While Omani drifters battle for the season opener, they can take strength in knowing that past editions have seen strong Omani challenges – including an all-Omani podium in 2016. Last year it was again Oman’s Rafaat Al Yahyai who won the final in Kuwait.

The regional tracks are all designed by local drifting legend Abdo Feghali.

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