Emirates Desert Championship
Mark Powell and Annie Seel of Team Saluki Motorsport claimed the top of the podium in the Round 3 of the Emirates Desert Championship in Dubai, winning both Class T1 category and claiming the overall victory in Auto category.
It was a close race in the dunes all the way to the end between the Predator of Saluki Motorsport and emirati Khalid Al Jafla in the Armada Trophy Truck finishing only 7.8 seconds behind the winners.
Saluki Motorsport entered three vehicles – an ex Baja 1000 Class 1 race car (Mark Powell / Annie Seel) a Predator X18S (Georgy Gomshiashvili / Jordan Beale) and a Yamaha YXZ1000R (Nikita Abramov). All three cars finished the event keeping the team within the championship points.
Mark Powell and Annie Seel team up in Saluki Motorsport for the Emirates Desert Championship Round 3
This week it’s time for the Round 3 of the Emirates Desert Championship in Dubai.
Annie has been racing for team Saluki Motorsport in the previous two rounds of the series, and now joins the team as a Codriver for Mark Powell, that will be taking on a very beast Predator X-20S. It’s powered by a massive 7 litre V8 engine. For Annie this was a rare chance of being seated in such a vehicle, alongside an experienced desert Racer as team boss Mark Powell.
Other drivers in the team are Georgy Gomshiashvili from Russia in a smaller Predator X-18S, with young Kiwi codriver Jordan Beale. And Russian Nikita Abramov in a Yamaha UTV buggy.
Team web page: http://www.salukimotorsport.com
Full starting list in car, buggy and motorbike categories below.