The Just Car Insurance Australian Drifting GP series kicked off this December weekend at Barbagallo Raceway with some foreign visitors in the fix including Daigo Saito and Andy Gray. In the end Beau Yates managed to qualify in first place with his Toyota 86 (pictured above) with a score of 87 in a brand new drift build. Daigo Saito finished up in 19th in a V8 powered S15. Andy Gray did much better as the other foreigner with a 79 putting him in 5th place. Female drifter Kelly Wong tucked in just behind Daigo Saito in her Cefiro. Full list of qualifying scores is below.
The Round 2 results were quite a big shake up from Round 1 of the series putting the championship at large for anyone to take coming into Round 3. The winner of the round Matt Harvey from Tasmania took home his first ever podium with this victory in his Toyota Corolla after qualifying in 23rd place. Second place was another first time podium from Matt Russell who took his AE86 all the way from the 13th qualifying position. Dale Campaign was probably one of the biggest stories of the weekend because after grabbing third place he now sits in first place over the whole championship. Daigo Saito was eliminated in Top 32 and we haven’t been able to find out exactly what resulted in his early exit at this time. Here is how they finished:
Link to Top 32 Grid: http://trackbattle.com.au/adgp/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/ADGP-RD2-BATTLE-TREE.jpg