The event's debut, at the Aljada development, was won by Emirati driver Rashed Mohammad Al Dhaheri

New high-octane car event Red Bull Torque raced into Sharjah this weekend, showcasing a field of 12 UAE drivers competing in super-powerful, multi-million-dirham dune buggies. Aljada, a new development near Sharjah International Airport, was taken over by the V8-engined buggies, which produce as much as 1,200hp and can cost up to Dh2 million, on Friday. The day of racing saw the dozen drivers compete in heats around the 120-metres circuit, gradually being whittled down to two finalists. Rashed Mohammad Al Dhaheri was the overall winner, beating second-place driver Seif Mohammad Al Oteibah by just 450 milliseconds.

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