RedBull Bar Bahr returns to Kuwait
After the huge success two years ago, when two motor sports disciplines were combined in a unique event that Kuwait has never witnessed anything similar to before, RedBull Bar Bahr returns to mark the calendars of speed and adventure enthusiasts on 11th November at Marina Beach, Salmiya. The atmosphere will offer a completely new experience for racers to enjoy the full performance of their craft in a safe and controlled environment. The first race will take place on the land and will continue on a parallel water track. The qualifying round will be held on Thursday November 10th with a maximum of 36 teams, out of which 24 will be selected to compete the next day Friday, November 11 that 2:30 pm.
The two tracks will be the battlefield for the 24 teams, all coveting the victory of winning RedBull Bar Bahr’s competition. Each team will consist of two athletes: A Quad Bike racer and a Jet Ski racer. The race will kickoff on the land track at the beach and will end on the water track. As soon as the first Quad Bike racer finish his race, he gets off his bike and runs towards his teammate to hand him the keys so that he can begin his race on his JetSki.
The competitors will be required to negotiate a challenging quad track of manufactured obstacles such as ramps, mud, bumps and curves. The watertrack, on the other hand, will consist of obstacles will require the racers to perform certain maneuvers, including double or triple turnovers which will drive the race to more exciting levels. Quad Bikers wishing to take part in this event must have a driving license and own their quad bikes while participants of the JetSki must possess a driving license from the Marine Sports Club of Kuwait. RedBull Bar Bahr was held for the first time in 2014 and the event announced Mohammad AlKhulaifi (Quad) and Mohammad Burbayea (JetSki) the winners. This year, Mohammad Burbayea will not participate in the event as a racer, rather, he will supervise the Jet Ski race. Meanwhile, Emirati Quad Champion Mohammad Al Blooshi will be supervising the Quadrace.
Motorsports Stars Supervising the Race
The event officials’ mission is to monitor the function of the competitions, ensuring the racers’ commitment to the rules and regulations during the relay race between the Quad Bike racers and the Jet Ski racers. Each according to his sports discipline, the three professional athletes will contribute in supervising the overall event logistics and the development of land and water tracks.
Mohammad Balooshi - Motocross and Desert Rally Champion
Mohammed Balooshi always knew he was destined for something great. Although he started riding at the late age of 20 (the average age to start riding is seven), Balooshi was determined to train twice as hard in order to reach his goals It took him three years of intensive practice to be able to enter his first competition. It took him three years of intensive practice to be able to enter his first competition. In Balooshi’s own words, 2009 was his year of success, and was a big step closer to his dream of riding with the world’s greatest motocross riders. “I am extremely excited to be part of Red Bull Bar Bahr. This year I will introduce a different track layout that will be more technical and challenging for the participants. I believe the level of the riders has developed too. I look forward to the participants’ feedback on the track design this year,” said Al Balooshi.
Mohammad Jaffar - The Motocross Champion
Mohammed Jaffar is a Kuwaiti motocross rider who started his racing career in 2007, and soon the sport became a big part of his life and something more serious when he won his first regional championship in UAE 2011, and now he is one of the best racers in the Middle East and working his way to the international. “It is a great honor to be part of Red Bull Bar Bahr supervising committee this year. I truly believe that Kuwait is in deep need for such events as the two disciplines are very popular in Kuwait. I think my role as a supervisor will be tough since the competition is high among Kuwaiti Quad Bikers and Jet Skiers,” said Mohammad Jaffar about his mission during Red Bull Bar Bahr. “Nothing is impossible with hard work and continuous trying” is his motto and advice to athletes in general and Red Bull Bar Bahr racers in particular. Besides supervising the race, the Motocross champion “BouHamad” as his friends call him, is involved in the preparation of Quad Bike racing track.
The committee cannot be complete without Mohammad Burbayea - the Kuwaiti Jet Ski champion who is experienced in the event and knows all the competition details, mainly because he won the prize of Red Bull Bar Bahr for the Jet Ski discipline in 2014, and thus he will be supervising the Jet Ski category. “It feels awesome to be at the same event, 2 years later, on a different mission. I am very excited to supervise the Jet Skiers and give them tips on how to challenge themselves and the obstacles and to know who is going to be the winner this time”.
The 27 year old champion, who was announced Kuwait’s best athlete in 2015, encourages the competitors on the day of the event to follow the saying by the famous racer Dale Earnhardt: “Finishing races is important, but racing is more important”, which reflects the importance of enjoying a friendly kind of competitions as the victory will be a result of hard work and intensive training. The event will be organized by Basel Salem Al-Sabah Motor sport Club and in partnership with Public Authority of Sport, Nissan Al Babtain, Kawasaki, GoPro, Acqua Eva, MarinaMall, AlAnbaa Newspaper, Kuwait Times Newspaper and STUDENTALK Magazine. To register in RedBull BarBahr competition, visit www.redbull.com/barbahr or call:67765544
The first Red Bull Bar Bahr took place in 2014
The water track for Red Bull Bar
Quad Bike and Jet Ski racing on Marina Beach
Red Bull Bar Bahr
Emirati Motocross Red Bull Athlete Mohammad Al Balooshi
Mohammad Burbayea - The Jet Ski Champion
Kuwaiti Jet Ski Red Bull Athlete Mohammad Burbayea
Kuwaiti Motocross Red Bull Athlete Mohammad Jaffar