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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7 hrs ago

MotoGP

Throwing it back to the #Moto2 race of the #BritishGP 2012 🇬🇧

Enjoy the last laps battle for the 2nd place between Marquez and Redding! ⚔️

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I was there.....Brilliant racing!!

Very drunk day but remember the race. Loved watching Scott race. All packed and ready for Silverstone Thursday morning.

Fantastic battle 👍

however Mac Marquez with his current performance does not have to be Marquez's best

I was there, great finish. Home crowd went wild when Redding got back in front, then deadly silent when Marquez had a look up inside on last bend, then wild again when Redding cut back across. Amazing stuff!

Un genio muy buenos

Awesome pictures!

Amazing

Very nice

Very nice

All these guys are big talents. Many riders like Pol Espargaro, Alvaro Bautista, Bradley Smith, Antony West & many more are great riders and capable of winning championships ( capable ). People underestimate these guys by their bad results, but really..top material is key in these classes, especially in the MotoGp class. Give them a solid ride and they'll blow your mind

Redding never got the ride he deserved.

2019, #93 is the winner..😋🏁

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Forget just how good Redding could have been with a decent bike

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Kaj mu je pa SCOTT REDDING naredil,šale in kape.😀

duel one on one in the final lap marquez lose .....

Bring back Redding

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10 hrs ago

MotoGP

The dramatic moment which cost Marc Márquez a shot at victory at Silverstone two years ago! 😱

The world champion's misfortune opened the door for Andrea Dovizioso to snatch the win! 💨

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Good Day all.

Unlikely to be repeated! Hope Dovi brings his A game though. 👍🏼👍🏼

Gave the rest a chance

So what's new?? Sometimes these kind of technical failures happens in Motorsport... Very rare that engine blow sky high to premier class bike.

Fast forward >>>> he is the world champion!!

Saya Mie Halim moh top fan sama sama

I love coming here and waiting for all the Yellow gob smokers.

I thought "the legend" was gonna win that day.. 😅

Was at this race, and that bike blowing up was almost as good as a Rossi win 😀

RAre footage for sure

Ah, I could watch that Honda blow up all day every day...

Alex Groenewold finger cross 😅👍.. voor komend weekend

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Wow

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And finaly , the boss MM93 won the title one more time

Nothing can stop him not even a broken bike ! Simply the king of MotoGP !

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13 hrs ago

F1

Cue the celebrations, Bob! 🍾👏 ... See Less

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Must be an awesome feeling..I certainly Would love to work with f1 even if it was to clean a window.

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Love these little insights into the F1 community 👍

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Hey I’m a top fan again, but it is really cool to put a face to the voice. I never really thought about it till I saw this

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I now have proof of what he does when he goes away. He is my legend

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Always wondered who did the podium announcements and now we can put a face to the voice

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