The 2017 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, powered by Nissan, began with a short spectator stage held at the Al-Forsan International Resort, Abu Dhabi on Saturday 1st April. Working for Automobile and Touring Club of the United Arab Emirates (ATCUAE), Showforce provided a team of crew to support the event.

Initially three crew members worked over at the Yas Marina Circuit on 26th, 28th and 29th March, moving expensive items of furniture between the two venues at ATCUAE’s request. An additional team of four crew, including a crew chief, then worked at Al-Forsan International Sports Resort from the 29th-30th March, installing and positioning the safety wall barriers required for the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.

This high-profile event sees a number of well-known competitors participating, and the action continues until Thursday 6th April at the bivouac near the Qasr Al Sarab desert resort.