Daigo Saito is officially official not coming back to Formula Drift for the 2016 season. Just five days ago I made a post predicting that “Pretty big announcement that makes me think no Daigo Saito in Formula Drift for 2016.” when we broke he was running Wanli Tires in Japan for D1GP. So now Achilles Radial has released an official statement that Daigo is not returning to America this year. Bye Daigo and thanks for the memories!
OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON DAIGO SAITO
There have been many rumors floating around lately, and we find it unfortunately necessary to address them. Daigo Saito notified us that he intended to focus on D1GP and would not be competing in Formula Drift in 2016. Achilles Tires will be returning as a Major Sponsor of Formula DRIFT USA, and this series will be the cornerstone of our motorsports marketing efforts globally. Without a commitment to compete in the series, it did not make sense to continue the relationship. We wish Daigo the best of luck in his future endeavors.
Achilles Motorsports will be making our official 2016 Motorsports Program announcement on March 24th.