We think we’ve found the next big thing: a land-and-sea relay race where competitors have to lap a complex ATV course only to cross the finish line and run down the beach to their teammates aboard a PWC for additional laps around a closed course. Debuting in Kuwait, the first annual Red Bull Bar Bahr was organized by Club Basil Salem Al-Sabah and sponsored by Ford Middle East, Kuwait Kawasaki, Rhode Aamrzinsa, Sabah Al-Ahmad City Marine general for Youth and Sports and DFI in Kuwait.
Participants were divided into three groups and only the three fastest teams graduated to the final round. The winning team came home with a brand new naturally-aspired Kawasaki Ultra LX JetSki and some serious bragging rights. At the end of the day, once the sand and sea spray had settled, duo Mohamed Al Khalji and Mohamed Burbaya took championship in the first ever Red Bull Bar Bahr.
In the video below, you’ll see that the teammates controlled the final bracket race – both on land and sea – from the start, leaving the other teams battling for the remaining podium positions. The owner of the winning Mohammed & Mohammed team, Al Khulaifi Purbaa Qaúlaan said, “We are very pleased with this result, it was a fun race. Races were not easy, but the competition was very strong but we were able to win thanks to our efforts and perseverance. Were not only our participation in order to win, but in order to encourage this kind of sports. We thank the curators of the event and we hope to provide more activities, whether on land or at sea.” [pardon the incredibly crappy Google translation – Ed.]