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Video: Toyota 86 helps form Toyota Emirates Drifting Team

Toyota has launched its own drifting team in the United Arab Emirates called the Toyota Emirates Drifting Team, assigning the help of local drift champion Ahmed Al Ameri, and the new Toyota 86.

Said drift champ has been competing in the local championship in a Lexus SC. His commitment to the brand has obviously warmed the hearts of Toyota, resulting in the company setting him up in a new Toyota 86 drift car.

Al Ameri will compete in the 86 for the rest of the 2012 season, and will go on to use the popular new sports car in the 2013 season.

A video preview of the team and Al Ameri’s work has been compiled to mark the occasion. Click play below to take a look.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.