RD – 4 -Swedish Drift GP Official Results


With a return for 2017, the Swedish Drift GP has been one of the highlights of the season so far, with another capacity crowd attendance and a busy line up of international drift drivers, all culminating in record breaking live broadcast figures…

After the short break between Ireland, all the focus was on the Scandinavian teams, keen to prove their skill against the international drivers. With the Series points leader, Jack Shanahan, taking advantage of his 1 drop score event, it was time for his rivals to gain some ground and make their mark, as the Series heads further towards the championship fight…

Taking place at the custom built drift circuit for Drifting GTR Motor Park in Eskilstuna – a short drive away from Stockholm – the new circuit layout again tested the drivers to limit, especially being the 4th different style of track this season.

With many new drivers showing form this season, qualifying signalled a shift in podium results again, with just 3 points separating the top drivers. Ireland’s Nigel Colfer was keen to get his championship chase back in order, locking out in P3. UK’s Steve ‘Baggsey’ Biagoni was back for redemption, after taking an event off with his Goodwood appearance, and was keen to lock out a top performance – taking P2. Finally local driver – Rickhard Ivars – rose to the occasion on home soil and stole P1 with awesome control and skill showing he was not here to just make up the numbers!

The Top 32 showed the Swedish drivers were not messing about, with 7 of the nation’s best placing in the Top 16. Top 16 – One of the slowest battles was between championship rivals Sebastian Fontijin and Fredrik Okksenvad, with both drivers trying to make an impact and score more valuable championship points.

Things for serious in the Great 8 with local driver Rickard Ivars knocking out Cyprus Champions Enver Haskasap.
Latvian Champion Janis Eglite would face off against the Europe’s biggest prospect and rising star Sebastian Fontijin. With Fontijn having a huge horsepower disadvantage to the multiple champion from Eastern Europe, Eglite pressed forward using all his power and grip available knocking Fontijn out of the running.
Steve Baggsey would face off against Finland’s Juha, and another super close battle would ensure. Going down ‘one more time’ Biagoni finally pushed too hard going off the track and ending his weekend.
Swedish Driver Jen Stark Juntilla faced off against seasoned driver Nigel Colfer, but despite Colfer’s experience, Jens showed much more speed and commitment, giving him a heavy advantage and the win, ending Colfer’s battle.


Final 4
Rickard Ivars faced off against Janis Eglite, both in high horsepower cars. In a true battle to the end, Ivars lost ground on Eglite, giving the Latvian champion a slim advantage on the win.


The other semi final would be an all Scandinavian fight, with rising Swedish star Jens Stark Juntilla up against Finnish champion Juha Poytalaasko. After a one more time – Jens’ car would sign its own ending, breaking a drive shaft and finishing the battle.
Final 2000 horsepower would line up in the finals with the top guns of European drifting fighting it out at GTR Motor park for Round 4 Swedish Drift GP.

Latvia’s Eglite raised his game again for the final and held a good advantage on his lead, pulling a gap on the Finnish driver. In the return leg, Eglite would push again and make slight contact with Juha, before putting down a textbook chase run, which would award him the win.

On his close battled win, Janis Eglite commented ‘It’s great to be back on the podium again after our early season break, it was a tough day but we got through the battles, keeping things consistent and then bringing our game for the final’

Drift GP Round 4 -Swedish Drift GP
1- Jannis Eglite -Latvia -Traice Tyres
2-Juha Pöytälaakso – Finland – Westlake Tyres
3- Rickard Ivars – Sweden -StreetWheels

Watch the Final Battle Unfold below >>


The points standing is now super close and has totally changed with just 27 points seperating the top 5.With the high speed German event coming up it could be anyones championship yet.


Again live viewership was north of 1.7 Million viewers across 5 pages, with reach going to over 11 million fans globally showing the social media power of this millenial motorsport. The biggest motorsport to be distributed at scale across social media distribution. The main show on UNILAD grossed 1.1 Million views alone which can be viewed here >>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RD 5 – German Drift GP – Reisbrennen Festival

Drift GP makes a return to Germany at Europe’s biggest Japanese tuning show Reisbrennen on the Eurospeedway Lauscitz.With over 30,000 fans on site to see the main event on saturday night, the high speed layout of the Eurospeedway will test drivers and vehicles to the limit. Reisbrennen is the world’s bigest JDM meeting of cars.

Address
Lausitzring Lausitzallee 1,
01998 Klettwitz,
Germany
http://www.lausitzring.de

Event Website
http://www.reisbrennen.de/

Lets look back on the 2016 German Drift GP

Official Hotels
http://www.lausitzerseenland.de/en.html

Nearest Airport
Berlin Tegel (140km/1hr 36min)
Dresden Airport (65km/50min)

Press Accreditation >> http://tinyurl.com/y8fqbaru

Tickets are Available online and on Entrance >> http://www.reisbrennen.de/ticketshop.html

Drver entries to contact Antanas@drift-gp.com

RD 4 – Swedish Drift GP JUST 10 DAYS Away

Swedish Drift GP Returns after a year break to GTR Motorpark Eskilstuna just west of Stockholm. The custom made circuit on the hills of Grondal showcased one of the most spectacular events for the Scandinavian fans back in 2015. This is the 4th year and return of International event to Sweden can a Scandianvian driver stop the International Invasion?

Address
GTR Motorpark, 635 11 Eskilstuna, Sweden

Event Timetable

Hotel Info
Scandic Eskilstuna

Nearest Airport
Arlanda (Stockholm) 142 km (95 minutes by car)
Bromma (Stockholm) 113 km (78 minutes by car)
Skavsta (Nyköping) 82.4 km (68 minutes by car)
Västerås (Västerås) 52.3 km (41 minutes by car)

Press Accreditation
Folow this link >>

Tickets are Available on Entrance
Friday 150KR/ €15
Saturday 250KR/€25
Two Day Pass 300KR/€30

Drver entries to contact Antanas@drift-gp.com

RD 3 – Results Global Warfare 4 Ireland


Drift GP Round 2 Results – Global Warfare Ireland
For the second consecutive year the tour returned to Ireland for one of the biggest grudge matches of the season, Global Warfare 4. Once again the Irish would be put to the test with the international invasion of drivers and teams descending on the emerald isle with the hopes of ending the 14 year streak of un-beaten Irish Drivers on home soil. With a capacity lineup of 50 drivers from 14 different countries, this would shape up to be the biggest and most followed drift event in Europe this season. To match that another cpaacity crowd would attend Mondello Park

With just 1 week since the British Drift GP, a lot of the international teams immediately made the short hop to Ireland in preparation of the event.With an all new layout promised at Mondello Park it was anyone’s game and all to play for. From the Saturday practice it was clear that the hometown favourites, Jack Shanahan, Duane Mckeever and Tomas Kiely would feature highly in the outcome of the event.

In qualifying it was a pretty close affair with the top 5 drivers separated by just 4 points.
Jack Shanahan took P4 after not having the most comfortable session. German driver Marcel Uhlig would split the Irish domination taking P3 and showed he meant business this season.

The top 2 spots were separated by just 0.5 points. Tomas would push very hard but not have an answer for the Northern Irish driver Duane Mckeever who was carrying huge momentum after taking the win at the British Drift GP in Birmingham less than a week earlier.

Top32
In the Top 32 we were already set for some super close battles but some early upsets with top drivers Nigel Colfer from Ireland, Australian Mitch Larner, Peruvian Alex Heilbrun, Frenchman Jerome Vassia, German driver Marcel Uhlig and young Sensation Sebastian Fontijn all exiting the competition at the first stage of battles.

Top 16
Duane Mckeever vs Oliver Evans was the first battle to kick off the top 16 with the British Championship regular pushing Duane on the first run. With contact being made in the second part of the run Mckeever got a huge advantage sending him to the Great 8.

Jack Shanahan vs Andrius Vasiliauskas was one of the battles of the day. With both drivers battling for vital points in the Championship. This super close fight would go down to the second run and an off track excursion by Andrius was enough to end his day and send him home.

Tomas Kiely vs Fredox would again see two huge stars do battle. Kiely would lay down some incredible chase runs sending out signals he wanted another Global Warfare win. Over the two runs Kiely would have much better proximity sending the Norwegian home.

Aurimas Vaskelis vs Juha Poytalaakso would be one a chance for Aurimas to show he was the chaser to beat again, laying down incredible runs and chasing the Finnish champion Poytalaasko with amazing proximity. A mechanical failure in the second run was, unfortunately, enough to end his day.

Great 8
Duane Mckeever vs Enver Haskasap – Ireland Vs Cyprus, with Enver being one of the last two remaining international drivers. Duane would push super hard and showed he had far too much speed and confidence at his home circuit for Haskasap to have a chance, ending his day here.

Tomas Kiely Vs Juha Poytalaakso – It would all be left on Tomas Kiely’s shoulders to take care of the final international visitor. Kiely would again raise his game against the Finnish champion and Poytalaakso would have no answer for the irish driver leaving an all-Irish final 4.

Semi-finals
An all Irish final 4 would remain, again sending out the message the Irish will take on any challengers remain unbeaten for yet another year.
Duane Mckeever vs Jack Shanahan was tipped to be one of the battles of the day. This huge rivalry between both drivers goes back years. After last week’s result, Shanahan would again push very hard but have no answer for Mckeever who demonstrated superior chase driving, giving him a big advantage from the judges and therefore the win.
Tomas Kiely vs Shane O’Sullivan would be the other all-Irish semi final. Kiely again raised his game with huge entry speed and commitment on both lead and chase runs, giving him a big advantage from judges and pushing him on to the final.

Final
The final came down to the two best men from qualifying, Tomas Kiely and Duane Mckeever the P1/2 qualifiers from the morning session fought through to meet each other in the final. In the first battle a miss shift from Kiely was enough to end his day and give a huge advantage to Duane handing him the win.

With an average age of just 18 years old between the top 3 on the podium -It really shows this is this is the millenial motorsport of choice.

Drift GP Round 3 -Global WarFare 4 -Ireland
1- Duane Mckeever (Ireland) Triace Tires
2- Tomas Kiely (Ireland) Achilels Tires
3- Jack Shanahan (Ireland) Westlake Tires

Duane Mckeever Later Added ‘With two back to back wins In the UK and Ireland i am over the moon.My Triace Tires S13 is the best it has ever been and it has so much pace, and at the moment we are in great shape looking towards the rest of the championship. To add a second win in Global Warfare is a dream.’

Check out what the winners had to say at #GlobalWarFare4 It was an all Irish lockout on the podium. But who can stop the Irish domination globally? Congrats to the winners1) Duane Mckeever Tri-ace Tyre2) Tomás Kiely. Achilles Tires USA3) Jack Shanahan Westlake tire motorsports europe#GlobalWarFare #DriftGP #IDC2017

Posted by Drift GP on Monday, 3 July 2017

Check out what the drivers had to say in the – Post Event Interviews


The points standing is now super close with 29 points between the top two Drivers Jack Shanahan and Duane Mckeever. With each driver being able to drop there worst score over the season, and Duane taking back to back wins it looks to be an incredibly close season as we move to Scandinavia for the Swedish Drift GP in just 3 weeks time .


Again live viewership was north of 1.5 Million viewers across 5 pages, with reach going to over 11 million fans globally showing the social media power of this millenial motorsport. The biggest motorsport to be distributed at scale across social media distribution.


In just under 3 weeks the tour moves to Scandinavia for the Swedish Drift GP at GTR Motorpark just outside Stockholm.With so many top drivers descending from Denmark,Sweden,Norway and Finland can the Scandinavians stop the International invasion on this custom made drift circuit.

Global Warfare 4 -Ireland

With Irish drivers remaining 13 years undefeated on home soil, international superstars from across the globe will descended upon Mondello Park attempting to break their streak.

The best from the USA, Japan, Europe and Australia have tried, but the Irish have successfully defended their stronghold. At Global Warfare 4 they will face their biggest challenge yet, as the Drift GP roster will numerically match their own. 15 countries will be represented at GW4 on July 2ND.

Get ready for an intense battle with national pride at stake.

Can the Irish prevail this time around?
This will be the biggest drift event in Europe this year!

Tickets are available from the Mondello Park website

Address: Mondello Park, Donore, Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland

Hotel Info >> City West Hotel Saggart, Co. Dublin, Ireland Phone: +353 1 401 0500

Ticket Info >> www.mondellopark.ie

Nearest Airport >> Dunlin Airport 40 Minutes

Press Accreditation >> Cian@idcnation.com

PRACTICE DAY – Friday, June 30th:
7.00am – Arrival
8.00am – Practice Day Driver Sign-On (Suite 8)
8.30am – Practice Day Driver Briefing (Pro & Pro-Am)
9.00am – IDC Scrutiny & Sign-on Opens (Closes 3.00pm)
9.00am – Pro-Am Group 1 Practice
9.40am – Pro-Am Group 2 Practice
10.20am – Pro Practice
11.00am – Pro-Am Group 1 Practice
11.40am – Pro-Am Group 2 Practice
12.20pm – Pro Practice
1.00pm – Lunch
2.00pm – Pro-Am Group 1 Practice
2.40pm – Pro-Am Group 2 Practice
3.20pm – Pro Practice
4.00pm – Pro-Am Group 1 Practice
4.40pm – Pro-Am Group 2 Practice
5.20pm – Pro Practice

PRO-AM – Saturday, July 1st:
7.00am – Arrival, Sign-On & Scrutiny
8.00am – Pro-Am Driver Briefing (Suite 8)
9.00am – Pro-Am Practice (Until 11:45)
10.30am – Pro Briefing
12.00pm – Pro-Am Qualifying
2.00pm – Pro Practice
3.00pm – Pro-Am Top 32
6.00pm – Podium Ceremony

PRO – Sunday, July 2nd:
7.00am – Arrival, Sign-On & Scrutiny
8.00am – Pro Driver Briefing (Suite 8)
9.00am – Pro Practice (Finishes 10.30am)
10.30am – Pro Qualifying
12.30pm – Pro Driver Meet & Greet (On Track)
1.30pm – Pro Top 32 Battles
3.30pm – Pro Top 16 Parade
4.00pm – Pro Top 16 Battles
6.00pm – Podium Ceremony

Battle of Britain June 24-25th

NEC Birmingham Street Circuit June 24-25th
The event UK drift fans have been waiting for. Can the newly-revised British Drift Championship stand up against an International invasion of the best drivers in Europe? Drivers from 15 countries will go to war on a highly dangerous street circuit outside the NEC Centre Birmingham with national pride very much at stake. UK drivers have been waiting for their moment to shine internationally and will be determined to take down this highly-decorated field of drift heavyweights. The Europeans go into this battle as firm favourites, but anything can happen on June 25th.
Venue
National Exhibition Centre ltd, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham B40 1NT- 0121 780 4141

Hotel Info
-Hilton Birmingham Metropole – The NEC Birmingham, Pendigo Way, Marston Green, -0121 780 4242
-Premier Inn – Bickenhill Pkwy, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1QA – 0871 527 8086
-Travelodge Birmingham Airport Hotel NEC – Terminal Rd, Birmingham B26 3QW – 0871 984 6483
-IBIS Birmingham NEC – Birmingham International Airport, Ambassador Rd, Birmingham B26 3QL – 0121 780 5858

Ticket Info
-Ticket Factory Link -Event Tickets >> http://tinyurl.com/yau748kg

Nearest Airport
-Biringham International Airport – 2 miles away
-Birmingham B26 3QJ
-0871 222 0072

Car Rental
-Budget Car Rental – Trident Rd, Birmingham B26 3QJ – 0344 544 4602
-SIXT Car Rental – Trident Rd, Marston Green, Birmingham B26 3QJ – 0844 499 3399
-AVIS Car Rental – Terminal Buildings, Birmingham B26 3QJ – 0344 544 6013

Car Club Stands
We are doing special car club discounts for car forum/groups.Please apply for a car club stand pass minimum 20 cars per club, free parking onsite.

Traders
Please send full Enquiry to Antanas@drift-gp.com fopr availability for Trade Village space availability

Event Press Accreditation
Press Applications need to be made 7 days in advance of the Event. Please fill out the below form to apply
for accreditation for this event FORM >> http://tinyurl.com/y8eto52d

General Information
-Antanas@drift-gp.com

 

Venue
National Exhibition Centre ltd, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham B40 1NT- 0121 780 4141

Hotel Info
-Hilton Birmingham Metropole – The NEC Birmingham, Pendigo Way, Marston Green, -0121 780 4242
-Premier Inn – Bickenhill Pkwy, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1QA – 0871 527 8086
-Travelodge Birmingham Airport Hotel NEC – Terminal Rd, Birmingham B26 3QW – 0871 984 6483
-IBIS Birmingham NEC – Birmingham International Airport, Ambassador Rd, Birmingham B26 3QL – 0121 780 5858

Ticket Info
-Ticket Factory Link -Event Tickets >> http://tinyurl.com/yau748kg

Nearest Airport
-Biringham International Airport – 2 miles away
-Birmingham B26 3QJ
-0871 222 0072

Car Rental
-Budget Car Rental – Trident Rd, Birmingham B26 3QJ – 0344 544 4602
-SIXT Car Rental – Trident Rd, Marston Green, Birmingham B26 3QJ – 0844 499 3399
-AVIS Car Rental – Terminal Buildings, Birmingham B26 3QJ – 0344 544 6013

Car Club Stands
We are doing special car club discounts for car forum/groups.Please apply for a car club stand pass minimum 20 cars per club, free parking onsite.

Traders
Please send full Enquiry to Antanas@drift-gp.com fopr availability for Trade Village space availability

Event Press Accreditation
Press Applications need to be made 7 days in advance of the Event. Please fill out the below form to apply
for accreditation for this event FORM >> http://tinyurl.com/y8eto52d

General Information
-Antanas@drift-gp.com