Dubai PR Network, Online Press Release from Dubai and Middle East
Filter PR by
Hatim Natto of Mountain Dew Saudi Gear finishes third in UAE Drift championship

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – May 20,2013 (ME NewsWire) Hatim Natto of Mountain Dew Saudi Gear Racing finished among the top three despite mechanical problems in the final round of the Drift UAE Championship at the Yas Marina International Circuit, sharing the podium with two other Saudi teams.

The young captain of the Mountain Dew Saudi Gear Racing team was happy with his dramatic third-place finish despite a series of mechanical glitches.
'We were one of the strongest competitors for the Championship title and could have gotten full points,” said Natto. Despite all the mechanical problems, we still remain among the three strongest teams.”

Natto was a strong contender with his car re-tuned to produce 575 hp and 498 nm.
From the start however, electrical problems in the car almost ended Hatim's championship bid but a determined showing by his pit-stop team managed to put him back in contention for one last qualifier, which he duly won.

In first round of the tournament, the car once again let Natto down when its frame could not bear its engine power. The Mountain Dew captain however raced on with the bonnet open and maintained top speed until he was forced to a halt before causing any problems to the other contestants.

In the second round, Natto staged a strong comeback but still trailed in points. The third round saw tense moments as UAE champion Ahmed Al-Amri closed in and threatened to take the championship and draw even with Natto. However, a simple error by Al-Amri saw the first place going to Saudi champion Abdulhadi Qahtani of Ford Racing Team, the leading team in the championship.  Saudi driver Alissan finished second and Natto third in the overall standings.

Natto's outstanding performance despite the mechanical problems had the spectators screaming for more and Natto graciously obliged by blazing the tracks in an amazing demonstration that astonished his fans and won him a standing ovation.

Mohamed Ibrahim Alsofiani, Mountain Dew Team's manager, vowed to conduct a full review in order to to avoid such technical problems in the future.

'We are the champions of this type of racing and the first Saudi team to participate,” Alsofiani said. “We usually lead in every race and third place was not our goal at all. Nonetheless, we did our very best, and but for the grace of God and the skills of Captain Natto we would not be among the big three today.'

Alsofiani praised the entire team led by Hatim Natto and mentioned in particular the performance of Salah Docum who was in charge of technical logistics. 

Source: ME NewsWire
The release can be viewed online:

Posted by : Dubai PR Network Editorial Team
Viewed 6185 times
PR Category : Entertainment
Posted on : Tuesday, May 21, 2013  4:37:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of
Previous Story : Special Offers for MoI Members at YasWaterworld and Ferrari ...
Next Story : Yardi's Voyager selected as TDIC's technology partner for As...
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
Back to Section Home

Related Stories

Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Drops of Youth [17416-Views]
Start the Year with Gorgeous Glowing Skin with a Little Help from DERMAdoctor [11822-Views]
Kanz Jewels proves to be a lucky destination for jewellery shoppers during DSF 2020. [10028-Views]
Dubai Jewellers Expect a Steady Sale During the 25th Dubai Shopping Festival Promotion [9900-Views]
Show your Support for Australia alongside THT – That Hair Tho [9858-Views]
Malabar Gold & Diamonds - New Store opened in Kanpur, UP, India [9705-Views]
The Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020 [9614-Views]
OMEGA Ready to Time The Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020 [9540-Views]
Foreo Reveals the Ultimate Valentine's Gift List for Women [9504-Views]
Eberhard & Co. Gilda timepiece makes an extraordinary Valentine's Day gift [9266-Views]
Zeitun Cosmetics Launch in UAE [8979-Views]
Corum And Joachim Horsley Light Up The Folies Bergère [8406-Views]
Elegant diamond-swathed Kalpa Kalparisma set to dazzle fine watch enthusiasts [6942-Views]
160 Years Young: Tag Heuer Kicks Off a Milestone Anniversary With the Re-edition of a Heue... [6814-Views]
Beleaf's Top 5 Vegan Supplements [6094-Views]
Seha Leads Discussions in Pediatric Medicine [6070-Views]
Spice It Up With Szechuan! Shake Shack is Celebrating the Chinese New Year With an Asian-i... [5344-Views]
Oris pays tribute to the world's greatest jazz musicians with Art Blakey Limited Edition t... [5179-Views]
Foreo Reveals the Ultimate Valentine's Gift List for Men [5094-Views]
Fashion and Gifting for Valentine's Day - ECCO [4947-Views]
Traversetolo Vitre in blue dial makes stunning impact [4935-Views]
Etihad Airways and Easyjet Enter Into New Partnership [4526-Views]
Why this is the right time for TMCs to automate their processes? [4484-Views]
UAE Falconers League Kick Starts Competition with 10 teams in Al Ruwayyah [4374-Views]
The Data Center Market in 2020: What to Expect [4368-Views]
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin
Top Sections
Top Stories