After talking with several sources and getting some great translations from Japanese drift forums we have learned about the changes as close to 100% as we can get for the new drift season. Several people have confirmed the ban on nitrous in the series which we reported on earlier this week.
D1GP will also require all drivers to run a catalytic converters for the 2014 season which we are told is part of an effort for D1 to help align with regulations and become more of an official motorsport in the country. Some rumors have been going around that D1GP will be banning race gas and venting wastegates but we have confirmed these reports are incorrect.
We are being told that some teams and various supporters of all the D1 series ranks are waiting for the Formula Drift Japan schedule to be released and looking to run events with that series instead. Check out the Kick-Off D1GP gallery we covered earlier this month showing the series kicking off strong in 2014.A big thanks to the help we got from Powervehicles.com, Robbie Nishida, various D1 teams, and some bilingual readers.
Here is a recap of regulations being put in place for 2014:
1. Nitrous is banned
2. Catalytic Converters Are Required
3. Exhausts Must Be Pointing to Ground
4. Race Gas is Still Legal (other sites reporting illegal)
5. Venting Wastegates Legal (other sites reporting illegal)