Iconic Jebel Hafeet, hosted on Friday 17th December the breathtaking "Red Bull Shall", whereby 9 competitors teamed up with three co-pilots each aboard 4*4 cars. The dual challenge revolved around reaching the Finish Line on one side of the car and in the fastest possible time.
Adding to that, obstacles, barriers and roundabouts made it even more challenging for the participants. But in the end, Emirati Mohammed Al Matlai confirmed his supremacy and clinched the title, registering a record time of 1.5 minutes.
Judging the competition was a jury panel which consisted of 3 judges, namely General Manager of EMSF Mr. Ahmed Al Sharif, renowned TV anchor Mr. Jalal Chahda, and Motor sport expert Mr. Mohammed Ahmed. The athletes' performance impressed spectators who flocked in large numbers to attend this unique event despite the freezing cold that reigned over Jebel Hafeet.
"I am thrilled to win the competition", commented champion Al Matlai amidst spectators and friend's applause. "Shalling is my favorite sport and I am grateful to Red Bull and the local authorities for organizing such an exciting event".
It is to mention that the art of shall has long been practiced on the roads of the UAE. Red Bull Shall has managed to offer this sport's lovers the ideal setup to practice it on a track that respects the highest safety standards.
"I would like to thank Red Bull for their support of motor sports in general and this kind of niche sports in particular", said Al Sharif. "Shall can now claim to be a recognized sport with rules and regulations".
"Red Bull Shall" was organized with the support of Al Ain Municipality as well as the Police and Civil Defence.
The final standing is as follows:
1. Mohammed Al Matlai
2. Ahmed Al Shebli
3. Khaled Al Mansouri