UAE MotoX: Mohammed Al Balooshi takes first heat of Arab Motocross Championship

UAE MotoX: Mohammed Al Balooshi takes first heat of Arab Motocross Championship

Dubai, UAE, 16 November, 2012: Mohammed Al Balooshi has launched his bid to win the Arab Motocross Championship in blistering style this afternoon, having won the first of two races at the DMX Motocross track in Jebel Ali under the watchful eye of the event’s supporter and patron H.H. Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Vying to be the winner of the championship on home soil for the first time, Al Balooshi pulled away with ease from the 27-man field, completing 11 laps of the 1,600m track with a time of 21 minutes and 55 seconds.

“It was a big field out there but I am really happy with the way I’m riding at the moment and am really confident going into the second race,” said Al Balooshi.

“The key is now I still have plenty of energy reserves left in me, because in this game it’s all about how much you have left in the tank going into the final race. It doesn’t matter if you win the first race by one minute or an hour, once you know you are well in front you can start to relax a little and then give it all in the final race.”

Taking place in UAE for the first time, the Arab Motocross Championship is organised by the Automobile and Touring Club of the UAE (ATCUAE).

The event has attracted a record line-up of top riders from eight Middle East countries competing across two bike categories (MX1 and MX2) and one pro quad bike category, with all categories contesting two races each.

Earlier today, Emirati Mansoor Salem won the first race of pro quad bike category, beating a seven-man field, while Mohammed Jafar from Kuwait was the fastest rider in the MX2 category. Al Balooshi was top of the MX1 category.

His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum with ATCUAE President Dr. Mohammed Ben Sulayem today at the Arab Motocross Championship

With three more races to come this afternoon for each category, the stage is set for a thrilling finale to what has been a highly successful championship.

The Arab Motocross Championship 2012 is the first competitive racing series of the Arab Motorcycle Federation (AMF) following its overhaul in August this year at its Riyadh headquarters in Saudi Arabia – a move driven by the Union of Arab National Olympic Committees to take competitive bike racing in the Middle East to the next level.

Designed by Sean Gaugain at Gecko Motorcycles, the DMX Motocross Track has so far provided scintillating action for both riders and spectators alike, with a series of manmade table tops, step ups, whoops, drop offs, rhythm sections and doubles challenging the best pro riders that the region has to offer.

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F1

How cool is this?! 😮😍
Drone footage of the new MCL35 - McLaren 👏👏👏
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Drones are very fast. Especially the ones are custom made can easily catch an F1. Maybe not a full 300kmh but up to 200kmh. All in bling of an eye.

Just highlights how gash that new final complex is at Barcelona They should go back to the original last 2 corners for better opportunities to overtake after the final turn

Been thinking about why not f1 and others have integrated this yet? Helicopter shots are great but this is another necessary dimension.

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That should be a sport! Drones racing around an F1 circuit. Did you see that cornering?

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Think the drone was beyond track limits there...

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Is this a preview of "Formula Drone"

This make it looks slow... keep copter view when skyview is needed

Be great if they added this as a live camera on race weekends

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How is this drone keeping up with the speed of a F1 car?! 😮🧐

Paint that Halo BLUE!

Is it just me or is does the power unit sound different to last year?

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VORTEX V8 will be joning us again this season! The French team that build their own cars will be joining multiple races this season. The team will join with their Vortex Light V8s at:

🇮🇹: 1x 12H Monza,
🇵🇹: 1x 24H Portimao,
🇫🇷: 2x 9H Paul Ricard,
🇪🇸: 2x 24H Barcelona and
🇮🇹: 2x 12H Imola

Great news coming from France! 

#thisisendurance #24hseries #12HMONZA #24HPORTIMAO #9HPAULRICARD #24HBARCELONA #12HIMOLA #24HSeries2020

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Great news! This little pretty car is a nice presence in series 👍

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