Due to the pandemic and lockdown measures in most countries. Red Bull Car Park drift series resumed the events as of August 2020 and will extend the series till October 2021.Event dates will be updated once confirmed by the local authorities.

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2020
events series
28
Feb
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Oman
Muscat, OAA
04
Sep
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Jordan
Amman
05
Sep
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Georgia
TBLISI
20
Sep
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Greece
Athens
27
Sep
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LDC 2
Warde, Kfarzebian
03
Oct
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Mauritius
Port Louis, United docks
06
Nov
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Egypt
Cairo
13
Nov
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UAE
Dubai, Festival City
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Kuwait
Kuwait, Global Steel Services
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KSA
Dammam
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Namibia
Windhok
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Turkey
Bursa
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South Africa
Durban, GAS Motorshow
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Tunisia
Tunis, Cartage
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Morocco
Rabat
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Lithuania
Vilnius
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Qatar
Doha, Katara South Parking
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Sri Lanka
Colombo
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Series Final
Cairo
Date to be communicated
About

The story of drifting goes way back to the 1960s on winding Japanese mountain roads. A bunch of likeminded racers set out to beat their A to B times by exceeding the grip limit of their tires when taking sharp corners. It didn't do much to help their racing times but instead evolved into an entirely different discipline. Drifting was born, and by the year 1970 it was featured in the prestigious All Japan Touring Car Championship. Each rider took it further than the last, resulting in some awesome feats redefining driver control. It took 20 years for the international motorsports scene to take on drifting. Countries like the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and China made drifting a fully-fledged sport.Fast-forward to 2005…a Red Bull manager discovered the drifting fever in a car park in Hong Kong and decided to spark some fire in the Middle East.

Lebanon hosted the first ever Red Bull Car Park Drift event in 2008 at the City Mall car park making it possible for all underground drifters to put their skills to test, and placed the spotlight on rally champion Abdo Feghali, making him a drifting legend. The first-ever crowned King of Drift was Michel Feghali.

The Red Bull Car Park Drift event in 2009 showed that the discipline would quickly grow strong. Garo Haroutiounian became the second winner of Red Bull Car Park Drift after an extremely fuelled competition. From then on, drifting grew infectious. 2010 marked the first-ever regional competition series with 15 qualifiers in 10 countries with the final event held at Forum de Beirut dubbing Lebanese national Firas Khaddaj the first regional King of Drift. In 2011 Red Bull Car Park Drift evolved to establish itself as the core developer of drifting in the Middle East and North Africa with 19 qualifiers and 11 participating countries. The number of drift-thirsty fans grew by a five-fold. The Regional Final held at Forum de Beyrouth made KSA national, Said el Mouri, its victor.

Fast forward to the 2016 Regional Finals. Our region’s best drifters went full throttle in Oman. Three Omanis topped the podium. And at only 18 years of age, first time competitor Haitham al Hadidi took home first place after a stellar performance.

Rafaat Al Yahyai crowned the 2017 King of Drift at the Red Bull Car Park Drift Series Final hosted in Kuwait, for the first time.

The Lebanese Capital hosts 12 countries in Red Bull Car Park Drift’ World Finals, 11 years after its birth in Lebanon! Lebanon’s Oliver El Kik crowned 2018 Red Bull Car Park Drift Champion.

In 2019, Anas El Helou from Jordan was crowned the King of Drift at the Red Bull Car Park Drift Series Final hosted in Istanbul.

Red Bull Car Park Drift is set to grow even greater with this year’s finals. Stay tuned to find out who will be crowned the 2020-2021 King of Drift!

2019
Turkey
Anas El Helou

Anas El Helou crowned the 2019 King of Drift at the Red Bull Car Park Drift Series Final hosted in Istanbul.

2018
Lebanon
Oliver El Kik
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The Lebanese Capital hosts 12 countries in Red Bull Car Park Drift’ World Finals, 11 years after its birth in Lebanon! Lebanon’s Oliver El Kik crowned 2018 Red Bull Car Park Drift Champion.

2017
Kuwait
Rafaat Al Yahyai
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Rafaat Al Yahyai crowned the 2017 King of Drift at the Red Bull Car Park Drift Series Final hosted in Kuwait, for the first time

2016
Oman
Haitham Al Hadidi
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Haitham al Hadidi is an 18-year old Omani drifter who was crowned King of Drift in 2016. In his home crowd, the Omani driver defeated the region’s top drifters flawlessly with his Nissan Silvia. 

2015
UAE
Ahmad Daham
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Ahmad Daham hails from Jordan and is one of the region’s top drifters as he earned the King of Drift title in 2014 and 2015 with a Nissan Silvia. 

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