The 2015 Formula Drift world championship has finally produced more details! According to a Formula Drift PR (you can read below) all seven rounds of the US series will be included in the World Championship along with two or three international venues to make a world championship. The PR does note that the venues will be already vetted locations by Formula Drift on some kind of international level or parntership. This should cook up some international petitions we bet for 2015! Here are the possible and realistic places I think they could be traveling for the international rounds:
1. Fuji Speedway
2. Kuala Lumpur
3. Melbourne, Australia
4. Autodrome St. Eustache
5. Yas Marina Circuit
6. Pathumthani Speedway (Thailand)
Formula DRIFT has announced additional information on the 2015 World Championship that include details on event rounds and locations, competition format, confirmation of all Formula DRIFT Pro licenses to be valid for the World Championship and the petition process for international drivers.
The World Championship will encompass all US Formula DRIFT Championship rounds plus two to three international rounds. The select international rounds will be vetted by Formula DRIFT through the 2014 season with all existing Formula DRIFT international rounds to be considered, including previous international venues.
The competition format will be based off the traditional top 32 head-to-head format. Formula DRIFT also confirms that all Formula DRIFT Pro Licenses are considered valid for the World Championship as well as selected Formula Drift Affiliate Series drivers will be eligible as well, while all other international drivers will need to go through a petition process in order to qualify. Additionally, three selected rounds of the World Championship will constitute its own Triple Crown with a prize pool of a possible USD $100,000.
“We have laid out the groundwork to complete this ambitious task in front of us in an effort to help bring the sport of drifting to the next level,” said Jim Liaw, president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT.