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Daham wins first place in Tandem Drift Championship

2. Tandem drift
(Photo: Moayad Fraij’s Instagram)
AMMAN — The Tandem Drift Championship final took place at Jordan Rally Car Service Park at the Dead Sea on Friday, and Jordan’s Ahmad Daham, in a Nissan Silvia S15, took first place in a breathtaking performance. اضافة اعلان

The qualifications stage was held on Thursday, while the race kicked off on Friday and was organized by Jordan Motorsports as a part of the Jordan Drift Championship 2022.

Daham was initially supposed to compete in the final round against Jordan’s Suhaib Al-Bakar, who drove a BMW E46, but Bakar faced some technical difficulties in which he had to withdraw from the competition, ranking second.

Jordanian Anas Al-Helo, got third place driving a BMW E30.

Tandem drift, in its simplest form, is when one car takes the lead and starts drifting and is then followed by the chase car drifting behind it. In the second round, they switch places. Winners are determined by points given by judges according to certain qualifications.

Tandem drift began, for the first time officially in Jordan, last July, and audiences crowded the arena in excitement.

This time around, the tandem drift race hosted fewer foreign racers, consisting of 33 cars in two stages, and participants were from Syria, Palestine, and Jordan. Of these, the top 24 qualified and continued competing individually in the qualifications stage till the top eight qualified immediately and guaranteed their spot for the race, leaving 16 cars to compete in the second stage.

In the race, only eight cars were left of the 16 and competed with the top eight cars. The cars continued to race for the semifinals.

Zain Jordan sponsored the event.


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