MUSCAT, 9 October 2017 – Bank Muscat, the flagship financial services provider in the Sultanate, in line with its 'Let's Do More' vision and commitment to partnership in promoting Oman as a sporting nation, has extended support to Red Bull Car Park Drift Local Qualifier to be held on Friday, 27 October at the Oman Automobile Association track.
Bank Muscat has been associated with the adventure sports event in its previous editions which were well received by motor sports enthusiasts in Oman. In 2016, the Sultanate hosted the Red Bull Car Park Drift final in which Oman produced the top three winners. The motoring event puts competitors' skills to test as they deploy a high level of expertise and courage to push the engines and car bodies to the limits, while maintaining exceptional car handling skills, all at high speeds.
Adventure sports manifest a striking parallel to the bank's ethos characterised by its determination to take on challenges and prove its leadership capabilities. The bank's support to motor sports activities stem from its commitment to raise awareness on responsible and safe driving as well as encouraging youth activities. The bank seeks to set an example for corporates to lend support to develop Oman as a motor sports destination and thereby promote the Sultanate's tourism potential.
Bank Muscat has adopted a series of measures to support sporting activities and develop the potential of youth. True to its commitment to supporting sporting activities in the country, Bank Muscat remains at the forefront in offering the required encouragement and support to youth who represent the future of Oman.
This is the ninth consecutive year Oman is gearing up for the Red Bull Car Park Drift Local Qualifier. Like previous years, the track is designed by Red Bull Athlete and Rally Champion Abdo Feghali. The drivers' performance will be scored based on car look and design (10%), tire smoke (10%), car sound (7%), section 1 drifting (15%), section 2 drifting (15%), boxes (15%), gates (15%) and pendulum (13%). The technically demanding competition leaves minimal room for error as drifters are penalised for a simple uncontrolled spin, move in the wrong direction or if they touch an obstacle. The event starts at 6 pm