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Red Bull Soapbox 2013

April 27, 2013


Last Thursday the Red Bull Soap Box race came to Oman for the first time and with the event being held by Red Bull it was sure to be a great day out!


The teams were able to score points based on three criteria including speed, showmanship and creativity. You can’t see well in the photos but there were a couple of obstacles with bumps and ramps set up along the course to test the durability of the soapboxes – many of them didn’t pass the test and fell apart along the way much to the crowds amusement.

 



The different themed cars that threw themselves Bowsher Sand Dunes in the quest to be crowned #1 ranged from a flying carpet to a giant crab being chased by a chef holding cutlery. Thousands of people lined the street throughout the day to cheer the craziest ‘road race’ Oman has ever seen!

 
 
 
 
With temperatures hitting a whopping 42 degrees Celsius my skin felt like it was melting in the sunshine. The Red Bull team were well equipped for the weather with plenty of shade for spectators and lots of liquids. The location was fantastic and the set up was very impressive!
 
 
 



The team titled ‘No Flying Yoke’ claimed the top podium spot and won themselves an all-expense paid trip to the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi along with an exclusive paddock walk to experience the F1 garage and the chance to meet the Red Bull Racing Team. Not a bad prize at all!
 
 
 
The top three teams: 1st Place ‘No Flying Yoke’, 2nd Place ‘Clearly Deranged’, 3rd Place ‘Pharma/Zynova’
 
 
With the after party held at the Grand Hyatt hotel it was a great way to round off a fun and exciting day. Yet another amazing day by the Red Bull team! 

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