Posts Tagged "International"
The D1GP season kicked off in Japan with a very rainy main event. The guys at Formula Drift are planning to kick off Formula Drift Japan at the same track in July of this year. They will probably hope for a better weather weekend than this one. Here is a 3 minute highlight of tandem battles shot by Nifty.com.
Maxim Lemonine retired his Chevrolet S10 drift machine in 2014 and has been building a Nissan 350z chassis. He was so impatient to test he just took it out in the snow by his shop. It looks like a great time!
A very reliable source this evening has told us that the D1GP series in Japan has made provisions for the 2014 season to ban the power adder nitrous. While exact details are not clear yet (I have reached out to D1GP for exact clarification of rule change) it seems that various teams are changing how they build a car for the 2014 season. We have heard talks of drivers swapping to smaller turbo setups already due to the inability to spool fast without nitrous along for the ride. This is quite a shake up announcement for the world of drifting as the race for big horsepower cars is giving nitrous an ever more frequent home within the drift world. D1GP is one of the most loosely regulated professional drift series in existence so a blanket ban on a product is a tad shocking. Companies like NOS and NX will be looking closely at other series to hope they don’t make the same rulings we are sure!
Here is 10 minutes of raw footage from Gatebil showing Fredric Aasbo having way too much fun in his 2JZ powered Toyota 86 (American Scion FR-S). Enjoy!
Here is a video of a E46 BMW with a 2JZ swap and anti lag over in Europe. The footage comes from the King of Europe Series Round 2. The King of Europe series has stole the spotlight in the drifting world today by announcing that Masashi Yokoi is coming in 2014.
D1SL champion and D1GP driver Masashi Yokoi from MCR Factory is heading to Europe in 2014 to compete in the King of Europe series. He is attending the 10th anniversary winter party in Budapest. No word yet on what rounds he will be running in 2014 or a complete season just yet but we will keep you updated on his progress.
Here is a preview of the 2014 Drift Allstars season that is set to take over Europe with an invasion of 7 countries and over 100 drivers set to compete in the series. You can view the 2014 Drift Allstars season schedule hereto look at where the new season will be bringing them. We also sit down with Niall Gunn from Drift Allstars this Thursday for the next episode of Wrecked Weekly to find out more about the state of the series.
Some more coverage is coming out of Australia with the growth of ADGP by driver Simon Michelmore and his S14. The car has a 500whp RB30DET engine and tears up this airport runway in his purple S14. The RB sounds awesome and the video has some quality cinematography.
A drift team in Brazil with the help of CWB Motoring put together this drift video simulating a Cops vs. Robbers scenario with a black/white Police S15 Silvia chasing another S15 Silvia and a Nissan 350z. While we don’t know a ton of information about the drift scene in Brazil we wish we did know more. Either way they put together a cool video of them running a mountain in Campo Largo.
This video has just one insane tandem train at YZ Circuit. This is more insane than anything we have really seen anywhere including Drift Matsuri! Check out this huge group of drift cars lead by MCR Factory as they fly around this circuit towards the end of the video.
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