You’re drifting a sedan the right way when you’re looking out of the rear door’s window. This was Daigo Saito today during qualifying for tomorrow’s D1GP Round 5 at Ebisu Circuit.1 Comment
Here’s a short video from the 2014 Summer Drift Matsuri at Ebisu Circuit on Higashi Course. One of the biggest reasons I go to Matsuri these days is because Higashi is usually only open for drifting during those events, apart from the occasional High Speed Drift Club.
Rain on Higashi can be a lot of fun, since tyres don’t wear down and cars don’t overheat quite as much. A wet surface even means I can easily click fourth coming down turn four. It does make it a bit sketchy to drive though!
これは私のエビスサーキット東コースの雨ドリ。Comment on this article
The three original Noriyaro Raw Drift videos now almost have a million combined views. Not bad for a bunch of stuff I just shot for fun on a cheap camera! If you have about half an hour you want to kill, you can watch the playlist here.Comment on this article
Take a ride on the Tokyo Shutoko Central Loop Line starting and ending at Tatsumi Parking Area.4 Comments
Drift Tengoku editor Ryusuke Kawasaki’s R32 GT-R and Junya Nakata’s ER34 GT-t at Tatsumi Parking Area in Tokyo.2 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
My favourite tyre shop “4Heads” out in Saitama is staffed entirely by drifters who also work on their own cars after closing time.