Sayarti Sponsors Drifting Arena at Inaugural Oman Motorsport Festival

Sayarti Sponsors Drifting Arena at Inaugural Oman Motorsport Festival

Sayarti, with the objective of supporting motorsports in Oman, partnered with Oman Automobile Association to organise the first ever Oman Motor Sports Festival held March 7th and 8th, 2013.

The two-day event was held at the Oman Automobile Club Zone, Oman Automobile Association’s new facility at Seeb, and kept petrol heads and keen motor racing fans entertained with a number of key activities including the first round of the Oman Rally Championship and RC championship, the eighth round of the Oman Motor cross Championship and the inaugural round of 
the Oman Drifting Championship 2013, in association with Sayarti.
 
The first officially sanctioned event in the Sultanate dedicated to the art of drifting, the Sayarti Oman Motor Drift 2013 was the major attraction of the two day event. Drifting fans were treated to a stellar show of tuned cars, hand-brake turns, stylish slides, quick shifts and tire smoke at the hands of very talented drivers. 
 
Commenting on the growing popularity of drifting as a motorsport in the Sultanate, Sayarti Autocare Manager Mr Mohammed Suleiman Saleh Al Balushi said, “This is the first competitive drifting event to take place in the safety of a dedicated drifting arena in Oman, and it was a huge success. Sayarti Oman Motor Drift 2013 is a truly inspiring concept for our country, where drifting, and motorsports in general, has a dedicated and growing following. As Oman’s premium Autocare brand, it is only fitting that we have associated with the first edition of the Oman Motorsport Festival, providing logistics and branding support to the drifting arena.”
 
In a sport where style takes precedence over pure speed, the drivers pushed their skills to the limit, thrilling the crowds with one of the best shows of drifting yet in Oman. Furthermore, all of the action took place under the watchful eye of world drift champion Abdo Feghali, who not only officiated and judged the event but also offered drivers some helpful tips during the qualifying rounds of the competition. Despite the awe-inspiring showcase there could be only one winner – and it was Ali al Balushi, who took home the title of Sayarti Oman Motor Drift Champion 2013.
 
“At Sayarti Autocare, we only use the brands that are the best in their class, in combination with staff who have been extensively trained to guarantee the best service experience – an attribute that has made us the perfect partners for this milestone event in Oman’s motorsport legacy,” added Mohammed. “Furthermore, as strong promoters of safe and responsible motorsport, this partnership was a perfect fit for the brand.”
 
Furthermore, the Oman Motorsport Festival also became the venue for an automobile show where numerous brands and various automotive fan cubs from across the Sultanate showcased a massive grid of cars and off-roaders. Attending the event over the weekend were more than 5,000 members of the public and automobile enthusiasts.
 
“This festival was a celebration of motorsport in Oman. The objective was to target a more general audience who can bring their family and children to the event, experience the thrill that accompanies motorsports and inspire them to return to such events in the future and maybe even turn them into racing fans. We are really thrilled by the response the first edition of the festival has received,” said Mohammed.
 
In addition, the first ever Oman Motorsport Festival also saw participation from a number of talented young and veteran rally and motocross drivers in Oman who demonstrated their control and love for the sport, while providing entertainment to all those who visited the Festival. The RC competitions also proved that, when it comes to motorsport, size doesn’t matter since the competition proved to be just as exciting as the rest of the events at the festival.
 
Sayarti currently has outlets at Athaiba and Qurm City Centre providing specialised services to vehicles of all brands, with outlets at Muscat Grand Mall, Mabella and Barka opening shortly. For more information visit your nearest Sayarti centre or call 2450 0577 / 2450 0777.