We race in Chevrolet Arabia Corvette Challenge (Video)

Team MME – Shahzad and Imthishan – battle it out on race simulators whilst our champion takes the Corvette Challenge Wins! [scroll down for the brilliant videos, including our titanic battle against each other!]

Chevrolet Arabia Corvette Challenge at the 2013 Dubai Motor Show

Back at the Dubai Motor Show last month, we were challenged along with a number of others to take on Red Bull Athelete Abdo Feghali, in the Chevrolet Arabia Corvette Challenge.

We chickened out. Although that’s not quite how we put it of course. I mean just look at him. Who’d take him on?

Chevrolet Arabia Corvette Challenge at the 2013 Dubai Motor Show

Instead we nominated one of our readers, who kindly volunteered to be our ‘contender’ after we put out a call on our Facebook page.

Chevrolet Arabia Corvette Challenge at the 2013 Dubai Motor Show

MME reader Tarek Al Bani was not taking any chances either, he’d been practising on GranTurismo – the racing sim chosen for the challenge, all night!

The only problem was they’d built a custom track for the occassion.

Chevrolet Arabia Corvette Challenge at the 2013 Dubai Motor Show

Nonetheless, throughout the day his practice runs were consistently in the top five, and he moved slowly up the board to earn the right to be one of three challengers to take on ace wheelman and Camaro drift driver, Feghali, in a head-to-head.

Chevrolet Arabia Corvette Challenge at the 2013 Dubai Motor Show

He won! Well sort of. Actually he didn’t win – but he was the best loser. Therefore he did emerge champion on the day!

Chevrolet Arabia Corvette Challenge at the 2013 Dubai Motor Show

The rules were whoever could best or come closest to Feghali would win a thrilling ride of a lifetime his Camaro with him in the Red Bull Car Park Drift the following day.

Chevrolet Arabia Corvette Challenge at the 2013 Dubai Motor Show

Well done to Tarek – you did us proud mate! Scroll down to see the videos of him taking on Feghali and his winning ride in the Camaro Drift car.

‘What a great experience filled with burnt tires smell, I wish it lasted for hours,’ exclaimed Tarek. ‘Abdo was relaxed to the point of turning on the AC!! His control over the car was unbelievable and really tamed this drifting beast. BIG thanks to MME team for this experience!’

Chevrolet Arabia Corvette Challenge at the 2013 Dubai Motor Show

Meanwhile, the guys at Chevrolet Arabia just would not let Team MME go without finding out, who was the better driver – Shahzad or Imthishan.

Imthishan had had a few practice runs earlier in the day, but Shahzad hadn’t touched the game at all, so the odds were against the senior of the duo.

Who won? Watch this video to find out!

Here’s the intro video to the Challenge – it’s mostly in Arabic, but you can see our man brimming with confidence at 2:18.

Let the games begin!

To the victor go the spoils – or in this case, the sideways thrills! He won out competition to find a contender, and then won overall – marvelous. Our readers rock!

http://youtu.be/SElf9YES9X8

All about the 2013 Dubai Motor Show at this link

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