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Expo Centre Sharjah to host Arab drift queen

Sharjah, March 6, 2013

Sharjah is set to play host to the first Arab woman to compete on the international motorsport circuit, when the Middle East Motor Tuning Show gets under way at Expo Centre Sharjah from March 14 to 16.

Noor Daoud, a 23-year-old Palestinian who is also part of all-female motor racing team called Speed Sisters, will give racing fans a treat with her superb display of drifting, a statement from the organisers said.

“Professional drift racing is one of the most challenging disciplines in motorsport and to see a girl in the thick of petrol fumes, burning rubber and ultimate adrenaline rush will be quite an incredible sight. For motorsport enthusiasts, the Middle East Motor Tuning will be the best opportunity to see Daoud in action and share their passion for fast cars and screeching tyres,” said Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, director general, Expo Centre Sharjah.

The first all-female racing team in the Middle East, Speed Sisters, was formed by Daoud, who was born in Texas and is a former member of the Olympic swim team. She is also a former player on the Palestinian national soccer team, races cars in Formula 3 and rides dirt bikes.

Daoud, who became the first Arab girl to take part in the Drift UAE race in January, will also be featured in a feature-length documentary about Speed Sisters being made by Canadian filmmaker Amber Fares. The documentary will chart their incredible journey from the streets of the West Bank, the statement said.

UAE Red Bull Car Park Drift 2013 winner Jihad Hassan will perform during the Middle East Motor Tuning Show in Sharjah. This will be the 20-year-old Dubai student’s first performance right after he won the big title and before he takes part in the regional finals, eyeing the title of the ‘Red Bull Car Park Drift King’.

Current UAE drift king Ahmed Al Ameri, who won the Drift UAE Championship last year, will be present at the show, and take part in the autograph session, it said.

“The thrill and excitement one experiences while drifting is enough to get one addicted to this sport. What is more exciting is that even spectators experience the adrenaline as they feel as if they are drifted along with the vehicle that's burning rubber, going around and around,” said Roman Gavrilin, project manager, Expo Centre Sharjah.

A series of events and contests organised during Memts is aimed at adding more excitement to the show and at the same time promoting and spreading awareness about practicing racing, drifting and other activities in a safe and secure way. – TradeArabia News Service

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