Head to Head

Head to Head

Racer Mohammed Al-Mutawaa to represent UAE in the Red Bull ‘Ras B Ras’ challenge



By Mohamad Kadry

Published: Wed 23 Nov 2011, 8:16 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 7:16 AM

UAE driver Mohammed Al-Mutawaa will be one of 16 Arab drivers from across the region making their final preparations for the Red Bull ‘Ras B Ras’ finale.

Al-Mutawaa began his motorsport career in late 2007. The 19-year-old’s many achievements at Al-Ain Raceway include earning the title in a three-hour long karting race in 2009 and claiming third place in the Super Prix Challenge, among a slew of other high profile events across Europe and the Middle East.

The knockout racing competition is set to take place in Al-Khobar Corniche, KSA, tomorrow.

In the final hours before the event, tensions are running high as contenders eagerly await the moment of truth - when they will be called upon to demonstrate their driving skills on board three car models: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 9, Radical SR3 and KTM.

The three car categories enjoy similar technical specifications and are each capable of earning the drivers the top podium spot. Nevertheless, the competition will be tight as some of the biggest names in the Arab motoring world vie for the title.

The event will feature an impressive roster, which includes Abdul Aziz Al-Kuwari (Qatar), Mohammed Al-Mutawaa (UAE) and Mazin Al-Shaibani (Oman).

Joining these drivers is a long list of stars: Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Turki Al-Faisal (KSA), Ahmed Al Sabban (KSA), Bandar Al Essaey (KSA), Bandar Alireza (KSA), Majed Al Ghamdi (KSA), Saeed Al-Mouri (KSA), Roger Feghali (Lebanon), Joe Ghanem (Lebanon), Mazen Tantash (Jordan), Fadi Hamadeh (Syria), Mishari Al-Thefiri (Kuwait), Fahad Al-Musallam (Bahrain) and Tamer Bashat (Egypt).

Each driver will strive to prove that he is the best, facing-off against the others on a custom-built track especially designed for this event in the Middle East.

Red Bull ‘Ras B Ras’ - which translates to ‘Head to Head’ - is set to promote motoring across the entire region.

The event was specially conceived with the Middle East in mind and caters to the significant base of motorsport enthusiasts across the Arab world.

kadry@khaleejtimes.com


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