108 Drivers in First Round of Emirates Desert Championship

The Automobile and Touring Club of UAE (ATCUAE) announced today that 108 drivers will be competing in the first round of the Emirates Desert Championship, the UAE’s national Baja rally championship for cars, buggies, motorcycles and quads.

The fourth season of the championship kicks off on Friday 14th 2016 with the opening round taking place in Dubai.

The entry list comprises of different nationalities including Emiratis, GCC nationals and other nationalities residing in the UAE as well as participants coming from outside the country.

With the participation of motorsport stars as well as new entrants competing in the event for the first time, EDC will see strong competition this season.

“The Emirates Desert Champion is the biggest local championship in the region in terms of participation size; we have 108 drivers in the first round of EDC’s fourth season coming from many different nationalities.

In addition to the Emirati drivers who make 22% of the total number, we have participants from Saudi, Qatar, Kuwait as well as a large number from other nationalities including those living in the UAE and others who are coming from outside the country.

This reflects the mutual trust between us as organizers and the competitors who have found many attraction factors in this championship such as the low participation cost, high safety standards and the high organization level”.

The race on Friday 14th October 2016 starts at 08:30am and runs for two hours with the Motorcycles and quads navigating a route of approximately 25kms and the cars and buggies on a separate route of approximately 20kms.

The Emirates Desert Championship is organized by the Emirates Motor Sport Federation (EMSF) with the support of the Automobile & Touring Club of the UAE (ATCUAE).