In the UK hill climb events tend to be a cheap, accessible and very friendly way of getting into motorsport. In the Middle East things are slightly different. When you're running arrow-straight up a huge sand dune, the emphasis is on extracting savage power from your souped-up 4x4.
This makes for quite a spectacle even when things go wrong. And it can't go much more wrong than it does for this car and driver.
Brave marshals though. To see the video, click below.