Take a ride on the Tokyo Shutoko Central Loop Line starting and ending at Tatsumi Parking Area.4 Comments
Check out this edit of the Gatebil event at Mantorp Park in Sweden last month! This was the one I took Tsuyoshi Tezuka to, so he could drift the new Team Driftmonkey guest driver car.
I love the epic slide starting at 1:13 with all three Driftmonkey cars. That’s me on the interior GoPro with Tezuka.
I didn’t actually drive at the Mantorp event and only rode passenger with Tezuka to get used to the car so I could drive at the next Gatebil in Rudskogen. Since I couldn’t drift myself at Mantorp though, I ended up getting pretty good at the Crazy Cart we had at the booth, which you can see at the 3:24 mark.Comment on this article
It was my birthday last week, and on that day, I was given the chance to guest-drive 750hp Driftmonkey Supra at Gatebil Rudskogen, the world’s most insane modified car event. Not bad eh?
There’s lots more video to come, but for now, here’s my solo run in the “breisladd” (powerslide) competition.
Even with one cylinder not firing, and some pretty wonky angle, I managed to place 20th overall. There were 84 cars invited to the qualifying, including the two other Driftmonkey drivers, team regular Anders Klerud who ended up ranking 5th, and the other guest driver Ken Gushi, who came 24th after mistaking the final outer clipping point as an inner clipping point.
The placement of the clipping points also surprised me a bit, as I wasn’t expecting them to be a good two metres out from the ripple strip! I was just happy to make it fairly cleanly around the course (apparently my clips were all spot-on), but I probably didn’t make as much smoke as the car should have been able to. More pics and vids from Gatebil Rudskogen coming soon!2 Comments
To follow-up on last week’s Touge Course video, here’s a couple of laps from North Course at Ebisu in the Skyline missile.
After a long day drifting at Ebisu Circuit, it’s always fun to hit up the Touge Course to finish off the tyres! Enjoy these (almost) three non-stop helmet-cam laps.
I was up at Ebisu Circuit last weekend for another High Speed Drift Club event, and Team Orange’s Naoto Suenaga suggested we all have a three-lap race in the middle of the day with our drift cars. It was something he’d wanted to do for a while, so we gave it a shot. Here’s what ended up happening from my point of view.6 Comments
Remember the Buzz Killers video from last week? The guy in the AE86, Takuya Takahashi, is back again in his other AE86 (yep, he has more than one!) making mincemeat of the corners at Tsukuba Circuit.1 Comment
If you’re a regular reader of Noriyaro and aren’t subscribed to the Noriyaro Youtube channel, click this link right now and sort that out.
Even if you are a regular visitor, you might not know that I’ve just started a new Noriyaro2 Youtube channel. Expect things like “behind the scenes” and bonus videos that are a bit longer than the ones on the main Noriyaro channel.
The first two vids uploaded are two uncut ten minute drift sessions from the “Buzz Killers” video posted about a week ago, with more to come from other events later this month.