Three-time winner and reigning Drift UAE champion Ahmed Al Ameri, and lead driver for the Toyota Emirates Drifting Team, brought his one of a kind Emirates Drifting Team Toyota 86 to the Al Ain Air Championship, presented by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, to dazzle the crowd in a master class of drifting perfection at the Red Bull Champions Drifting Showcase from Thursday 17th until Saturday 19th December 2015.
Ahmed Al Ameri, became last season the first driver to win back-to-back Drift UAE Championships, securing titles in the 2011 / 2012, 2013 / 2014 and 2014 / 2015 seasons. The Toyota Emirates Drifting Team is the UAE’s most accomplished drifting team and the first to get the official support of a local automotive distributor in the form of Al-Futtaim Motors, exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE.
“The Toyota Emirates Drifting Team is very excited to participate in the 11th Al Ain Air Championship, one of the UAE’s foremost entertainment events for people from across the UAE, and one that is very dear to our team as we hail from this city,” said Al Ameri.
The highly modified Toyota 86 drift car makes use of specially designed and modified parts aimed at increasing the aerodynamics of the vehicle, while allowing the driver the highest levels of control while drifting.
The Toyota Emirates Drift Team is one of two motorsports ventures that Al-Futtaim Motors is currently active in, a testament to the company’s increased involvement in motorsports in the UAE, the second being the Toyota Racing Development 86 Cup, the country’s first single make championship launched in December 2014 and currently in its second season.
The team is supported by a number of partnering sponsors including Maxxis tires, Al Ain water, Cusco Japan, Workwheels Japan, Takata Racing Japan, Bride Japan and PPM Australia.