A jet ski for the win­ning team in Red Bull Bar Bahr

Kuwait Times - - SPORTS -

KUWAIT: The count­down for Red Bull Bar Bahr re­lay race has started and the most thrilling race is inch­ing closer. The lo­gis­ti­cal ar­range­ments are set to kick off early next week to lay out the land and water tracks in prepa­ra­tion for the adren­a­line-charged Quad Bike and Jet Ski re­lay race on Fri­day Novem­ber 11th on Ma­rina beach. On the event day, 24 teams of Jet Ski and Quad bike rac­ers will com­pete in a race full of thrill and chal­lenge and the top 3 teams will be awarded medals, the win­ning team, how­ever, will re­ceive a Kawasaki 300 LX Jet Ski in ad­di­tion to the tro­phies.

The qual­i­fy­ing rounds will be held on Novem­ber 10th, out of which the par­tic­i­pat­ing teams will be short­listed and only 24 teams will com­pete for the ti­tle. The event is or­ga­nized by Basel Salem Al-Sabah Mo­tor­sport Club and un­der the spon­sor­ship of Nis­san Al-Bab­tain, Pub­lic Au­thor­ity For Youth and Sports, Kawasaki, Pirelli, GoPro, Ac­qua Eva, Ma­rina Mall, Al An­baa News­pa­per, Kuwait Times News­pa­per, and Stu­dentalk Mag­a­zine.

TIM­ING IN­STEAD OF POINTS

In the wake of the first round in which 24 teams will com­pete, the top fastest 12 teams will be cho­sen to com­pete dur­ing the semi­fi­nals. Hence, the race will not be based on a point scor­ing sys­tem, rather a method that cal­cu­lates the time spent by teams to fin­ish the race, which means that the to­tal min­utes of race spent by each team will be com­pared with other teams’ tim­ings. Six teams will par­tic­i­pate in the fi­nal round that will be­gin with Quad bikes lined up on the beach and the driv­ers will have to run to­wards their Quad Bikes and be­gin their race to reach their team­mates on Jet Skis and hand them the key, and thus fin­ish the race on the water track.

QUAD BIKES AND JET SKIS RE­QUIRE­MENTS

Aside of the qual­i­fi­ca­tions and tal­ent of the rac­ers, ve­hi­cles must be sub­ject to cer­tain spec­i­fi­ca­tions. Quad bikes should have spe­cific char­ac­ter­is­tics in or­der to be el­i­gi­ble for the race: a max­i­mum length of 2 me­ters, a max­i­mum width of 1.5 me­ters, and a max­i­mum height of 1.5 me­ters. The choice is up to the par­tic­i­pants in terms of the en­gine as long as it runs on or­di­nary fu­els (elec­tric mo­tors are for­bid­den), add to that that safety belts must be in a good con­di­tion.

Sim­i­larly, rac­ing Jet Skis must be es­pe­cially de­signed for races with one or two seats (freestyle Jet Skis are for­bid­den). They should have a max­i­mum length of four me­ters, a max­i­mum width of 1.5 me­ters, and a max­i­mum height of 1.5 me­ters. Like Quad bikes, Jet Ski rac­ers can choose their en­gine at their con­ve­nience, keep­ing in mind that the en­gine runs on or­di­nary fu­els.

A JET SKI FOR THE WIN­NER

The above-men­tioned Jet Ski spec­i­fi­ca­tions are avail­able in the model that will be awarded to the win­ning team. Those who have a pas­sion for water sports con­sider this model as the best op­tion as it al­lows them to en­joy ma­rine ad­ven­tures and par­tic­i­pate in com­pe­ti­tions like Red Bull Bar Bahr. The Jet Ski is fit­ted with a strong en­gine and comes with im­por­tant fea­tures such as bal­ance, ef­fi­ciency, light weight and speed.

To par­tic­i­pate Red Bull Bar Bahr, each Quad bike com­peti­tor should be owner of his bike, whereas par­tic­i­pants of the Jet Ski race should have a li­cense from the Ma­rine Sports Club of Kuwait.

If you wish to be part of the ac­tion dur­ing Red Bull Bar Bahr, visit www.red­bull.com/bar­bahr

Red Bull Bar Bahr Quad bike race.

Mo­ham­mad Bur­bayea win­ner of the first edi­tion of Red Bull Bar Bahr.

Red Bull Bar Bahr Re­lay Race.

Red Bull Bar Bahr Water Race.

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