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Over 200 drivers from 20 countries to participate in KYOSHO World Championship in Dubai

Travel News Asia 1 April 2004

The Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) has gone full throttle ahead in its attempt to make the emirate the sports capital of the Middle East by bringing in the KYOSHO World Championship to Dubai (7th -9th April 2004).

The event is brought to the emirate in coordination with KYOSHO, a leading Japanese company dealing in remote cars.

DTCM Manager Events, Marwan bin Beyat, said that around 200 drivers from 20 countries will be in Dubai to participate in the event.

"Remote control car racing is one of its kind, stimulating the imaginations and interest of millions of sports enthusiasts across the globe. The fact that the exciting event is being held in Dubai speaks about the ever growing interest and commitment of the destination to attract new and novel sporting events for residents and visitors of the emirate," said Mr. bin Beyat.

He noted that the department is always pleased with being associated with major events such as KYOSHO World Championship as they play a major role in projecting Dubai's image as a live dynamic international centre.

"The event commands international stature and will attract overseas media attention and visit. Such associations boost tourism in the emirate as media and die-hard fans will present to witness the event. This places international focus on Dubai," said Mr. bin Beyat.

He noted that the department as well as Dubai appreciates KYOSHO for having faith in their facilities and seriousness in promoting and holding the event. "Dubai being unanimously selected as the venue of World Championship speaks about the confidence the company has in us and in our services," said Mr. bin Beyat.

He stated that DTCM has also been actively contributing to Dubai's already established standing and stature as the 'sports capital of the Middle East' "Our support to this fun and excitement filled event tells about our contribution to promoting sports tourism in Dubai," he added.

Mr. bin Beyat noted that event will be a treat for Dubai residents as well as visitors who will definitely enjoy the game: "With people and sports lover from different countries, the KYOSHO World Championship webs a healthy and lively competition for global communication. These new relationships provide an altogether new dimensions of thrill and good will, well beyond winning or losing".

The General Manager of Hobby Centre, Badr Al Jaziri, said that their company is always eager to bring in many such events to the emirate.

"The event will witness 43 teams participating against each other. We have constructed the well equipped race track at the Creek side Park complying with all the requirements for international competition," said Mr. Jaziri.

He noted that the race track was set up to provide three major racing configuration, for On-Road cars, Off-Road Cars and also for the rally cars.

"The race track has all the amenities that a remote control car race driver needs. It is equipped with lighting systems, air compressors, pit tables, electricity and water. The most important of all is that it has AMB system, which is an advanced electronic devise that monitors performance and position in competitive racing as well as computes the time of the cars as they pass the finish line," detailed Mr. Jaziri.

The participating countries are France, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Czech Republic, Italy, Norway, Switzerland, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, China, Thailand, Korea, Indonesia, Singapore, Kuwait, UK, Greece and Dubai.

The KYOSHO World Championship has already allowed about 35,000 people in more than 35 countries around the world to enjoy the excitement of remote control car racing.

The first KYOSHO World Championship was held in the Philippines, the second in Tokyo, the third in Hawaii and the fourth in Beijing.

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