Camaro Drift School opens at Qatar Racing Club

 09 Feb 2016 - 2:20

Camaro Drift School opens at Qatar Racing Club
Officials at the event.

Doha: Qatar Racing Club, the home of motorsports in the Middle East, in partnership with Jaidah Automotive, a subsidiary of Jaidah Group, and the dealer of Chevrolet motors in the country, has announced the grand opening of the Camaro Drift School at Qatar Racing Club, Street No. 52 in the Industrial Area.

Drifting as a technique has been used by drivers since the 1930s in rally races, enabling them to take a car beyond its limits. 
Participants would drift, or slide around corners throughout a variety of road conditions, to maintain a high speed instead of slowing down to take turn. Mastering the technique led to a flashier and more skilled drifting, with competitors developing their unique style.
The adrenaline rush and intensity of drifting has increased the popularity of the motorsport among young Qataris and a national effort to ensure that this generation of enthusiast drifters is safe on the roads is a focus for the region. 
Originally, the pioneers of drifting were outlaws with street drifting being the only way to learn. 
The school provides a brand new fleet of customised Chevrolet Camaros, a state-of-the-art dynamic space and world-class professional instructors, offering students an exceptional experience, where novices can learn to drift in high-powered rear wheel Camaro cars.
“The club aims to help students achieve their drifting experience; we encourage aspiring professionals to acquire skills to enjoy the art of drifting. The school provides a safe environment for the community to obtain skills to enjoy drifting. We are thrilled to partner once again with Jaidah Automotive in promoting a secure and sustainable space for future generations of drifters to thrive and master this unique sport,” said  Fahad Bahzad, CEO of the club.
As a motorsport discipline, professional drifting track days are held at the club every week. The judged competition has six rounds and is held throughout the club’s season. The drifters are judged according to speed, angle, and showmanship. Today the sport has evolved into one of the most popular driving experiences globally.
The school will provide a rookie drift training programme, divided into three levels to give students a basic step-by-step training of the key drift techniques used by professional drifters. The programme is developed to ensure students are equipped with essential drift techniques, ideal for anyone wanting to get a taste of what the sport of drifting is like. 
Khalid Samir, Director of Operations, Jaidah Automotive, said, “Drifting is a very popular sport in the region. We are delighted to partner with the club as an official sponsor of the school , continuing to support national efforts to raise awareness about the importance of safety in motorsports in Qatar. The Peninsula