RedBull Bar Bahr re­turns to Kuwait

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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

Bahr race

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

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