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Unveiling an exciting new era championship, the Drift GP series will feature a European calendar full of show-stopping venues across the continent – testing 100 drivers from 25 different nations. Featuring a great mix of high speed circuits, custom layouts, street circuits and a stadium environments, across 8 stops, the drivers will be pushed to their limits in 2017.
French Drift GP on May 29-30th will kick off the 2017 season for very first time on the Nascar Circuit of Tours speedway just outside Paris. With a shift towards more central European locations in 2017, the series will be more accessible to core fans than ever before. The British Drift GP will showcase an all new street circuit for the first time ever in Western Europe.
Building on the success of classic stops like Global WarFare in Ireland, Germany Lausitzring, a return to Grondal in Sweden and the all new look Latvia, provide a great backbone to the series with a show stopping finale at the European Drift GP in September.
PLUS this year, there’ll be more than just drifting…EACH ROUND for the first time, will take the format of an all-in one motorsports festival rolling to each stop. From music, trade, e-sports & an e-village…
Round 1 French Drift GP – Tours SpeedWay May 27-28th
After a break of 5 years the series returns to France, to the iconic Tours Speedway just south of Paris. Tours will really test drivers with its 9 degrees banking and concrete jungle, pushing drivers for the very first time on this type of course. It should throw up some big surprises.
Round 2 British Drift GP – Swindon Street Circuit June 17-18th
A first ever in Western Europe a professional drift event will be held on the public roads of the UK. A unique high speed battle, with no room for error, this course is being built in the heart of Swindon City Centre and will truly test even the best of our drivers.
Round 3 Irish Drift GP – Global Warfare 3 Mondello Park July 1-2nd
The climatic end to the 2016 Global Warfare did not leave any stone uncovered. It was only fitting that a rematch was put in place to show the Irish who can really can take down their unbeaten streak. The record was brought down to the wire and with even more firepower coming in this record needs to be challemged.
Round 4 Swedish Drift GP – Grondal Motorsenter July 22-23rd
A return to Scandinavia, to one of the most unique circuits ever showcased on the tour, the Grondal circuit with its roller coaster undulating layout on the hills of Eskilstuna will again showcase the best from Sweden/Norway/Finland and Denmark against Europe’s best.
Round 5 German Drift GP(Reisbrennen Festival) -August 4-6th
German Drift GP makes its return to the Eurospeedway Lauschitz circuit. After a hugely successful opening year event the German fans and drivers have got a real appetite for the best drivers at this high speed layout. Can the top German drivers bounce back on home soil? It’s time to find out… More information at www.reisbrennen.de
Round 6- Hungarian Drift GP – September 2-3rd
Hungary has always played a special part of the calendar with its super enthusiastic fans. For 2017 an all new layout at the Hungaroring F1 Circuit, with a reverse high speed layout, should really test the drivers to the limit
Round 7 –European Drift GP September – Final Fight
No season would be complete without an epic final location. Combined with music, actions sports and more, this festival will showcase drifting at one of the most unique venues ever used in the sport of drifting….the wait will be worth it,.
Over the coming weeks we will be making many exciting new announcements including; 2017 partners, event/format restructures, rule changes and mainstream media shifts. Plus, the new driver line up for the #DGP2017 – bringing a welcome change to the entertainment of European drifting.
International and Exhibition event series dates to follow in due course.