(From left) Aref Al Marzooqi, Saeed Al Sulaiti and Saska Totaro pose at the podium.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
In a spectacular finish UAE rider Aref Al Marzooqi grabbed the third spot in the DBSK superbike race. The UAE rider put up a stellar performance to finish behind Qatari rider Saeed Al Sulaiti, who finished first followed by Italian rider Saska Totaro in second.
The race was witnessed by hundreds of spectators, adrenaline junkies, and motor loyalists gathered to cheer for their heroes.
The event saw riders from around the world fly down to compete in a blood-pumping, 14-lap sprint to the finish at the Dubai Autodrome Circuit.
The excitement was palpable as fans rooted for the riders darting down the track, full throttle, attempting to beat the clock, all while resisting the relentless heat and fierce competition.
Saeed Al Sulaiti praised the platform and the demanded the sprint.
“ The race was challenging for sure, especially in the Dubai sun, but it was a thrill to participate with so many incredible racers and look forward to more DSBK races in the future,” said Sulaiti
The fun-filled day also saw attendees enjoy live music, acrobatic performances, food trucks, and an opportunity to meet and greet the bikers.
“The turnout today is a testament to the excitement we believe sport can draw in. This gives us high hopes for when we crank things into full gear next year and officially launch our Biking festival,” said DSBK co-founder Salman Yusuff Khan.
This event was in anticipation of the brand’s official festival launch next year, with ambitious plans to become the region's foremost name in motorbike racing.
“ Watching our idea finally come to life was an incredible experience. We are so thankful for the wonderful support and know that this is a big step forward towards building enthusiasm around Superbiking in the region,” said Nasir Syed, DSBK co-founder, and veteran racer.
South Korean dirt-bike enthusiasts ditched their city cycles to race custom-built contraptions in a small but determined celebration of motorcycle culture.
Set to a rhythmic soundtrack of clacking machinery, whirring drills and inflating tyres, bikes take shape at a factory run by Taiwan's Giant, which is leading the island's push to regain its crown as bike maker to the world.
Sheikh Hamdan took to his Instagram account and wrote, Thank you @willsmith for the bike! I named it Scotty…”
On this occasion, plenty of surprises are in store for the fans. An interactive competition with the audience will take place, during which a variety of questions will be asked and cash prizes in the amount of Dhs5,000 will be awarded to the winners.
Balooshi leads the rankings by a single point over two of his competitors in this tournament, Portugal's Fabio Magalhaes and Poland's Konrad Dabrowski.
Cameroon finished third on four points, two points below second-placed Switzerland, who defeated Serbia 3-2. Brazil, who had already qualified, finished on top on goal difference with six points and will face South Korea in the last 16.