United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 14 May, 2013: In the final round of this season's Drift UAE held at Yas Marina Circuit, Toyota Emirates Drifting Team, represented by Ahmed Al Ameri, grabbed 2nd place after an amazing display of poise and tyre smoke in front of hundreds of UAE drifting fans.
Al Ameri describing his performance said, “Tonight's competition was amazing and the fans' continuous encouragement made it even greater. My practice runs were fantastic meaning I qualified in top position, with a large margin, and went directly to the semi-finals. An unavoidable error in the final round prevented me from getting the 1st place I was striving for but I'm delighted with 2nd position today and finishing 4th in the overall championship. Ending the season on a high note will definitely give Toyota EDT a push for the next season with our Toyota 86.”
Al Ameri added, “Throughout this season, I have spent a lot of time behind the wheel of my Toyota 86 resulting in a heightened control of the car and a better understanding of its limits. This season was a learning experience for the team and I would like to take this opportunity to again thank Al-Futtaim Motors, Toyota for choosing to support my career in drifting. They have been extremely supportive and patient with the team's development this season.”
Toyota EDT dedicates tonight's performance to all its sponsors and thanks them all for their continuous support and encouragement. Sponsors include Maxxis Tyres which provided Toyota EDT with Maxxis Z1 Drift professional drifting tyres, Extreme Performance and Emirates Motorsports Technologies which offered the team their technical support and supervision.