Mohammed Balooshi's Details
About Mohammed Balooshi
The 32-year-old motocross athlete always knew he was destined for something great. Although he started riding at the late age of 20 (as the average age to start riding is 7-years-old), Balooshi was determined to train intensively and twice as hard in order to reach his goals. It took him 3 years of practice to be able to enter his first competition.
2009 was his year of success, in Balooshi’s own words, as he clinched his first Arab Motocross championship title bringing him one step closer to his dream of riding with the world’s greatest motocross riders. 2010 was another rewarding year for Balooshi, not only because he was crowned Arab motocross champion for the 2nd year in a row, but also because he led the Red Bull Under My Wings project in the UAE by coaching 7 young riders to drive for the first time in a desert, a new racing terrain, for a 24-hour training camp.
In 2011, Balooshi won the Bahrain championship, as well the Tunisia Cup. He won the UAQ (Umm Al Quwain Championship League) and the Kuwait championship. In 2012, he was the first Emirati to participate in Dakar Rally, 9 days into the endurance race.
Balooshi is constantly active and is proud of having instituted his own MX academy to train up-and-coming talented athletes. Balooshi is most known for his amazingly successful career since he began racing and allowed his talent to inspire those around him.