Me: How fast does it go?
Patze: Till the needle hits the end of the speedo
Me: O RLY?
Patze: YA RLY
Aircon was on because of a blazing 36 degrees Celsius, so the last few mph were taking longer than usual, and then a driver pulled out into the fast lane and didn’t move out.
Nobody ever expects things like this, people just go on with life and BAM! comes round 4 of the International Drift Series. It was a short single day event, featuring just the Pro class, but there was no shortage of hilarity and awesomeness.
The event saw Benno “Firecracker” Frieden place himself in the third place from his third ever twin battle. After a blown and shredded tyre, Benno continued drifting (shown in the footage) on three wheels (and a rim!) and subsequently blew the other tyre after the next corner.
Event also saw rookie driver, the only American drifter in Germany, Jazz Williams in his R33 Skyline, Diva, setting the pace after previous results of DNQ – DNQ – 9th place qualifying and climbing 6 places after the twin battles, ranking himself 11 overall (from the previous 17th place).
lokkydesigns congratulates Lars Verbraeken (Falken), Michael Sahli (Driftteam.ch) and Benno Frieden (Driftteam.ch) on their podium.
Experimenting on a new style
A Open European Drift Cup is planned. Watch this space!
I was filming most of the day, and took photos only for a few minutes, so there aren’t that many different cars.
I also need to clean my sensor.
Remmo Niezen shredding his Falkens.
Dutchman Lars Verbraeken’s firebreathing e30. Its sound cannot be described, it simply must be heard.
Rookie Pro Class driver Jazz “Lostboy” Williams in his R33 Skyline GTST nicknamed “Diva”
Polish driver Mateusz Wlodarczyk screaming up the Michael Schumacher S at Nürburgring, while Vanessa Combes from International Drift Series keeps an eye out at the track entrance as well as the tricky outside clipping point on the S.
This is part of the footage I captured at the Speed Industries trackday at the French track Anneau du Rhin, riding shotgun with Dino Rockstroh, who runs his car in Timeattack as well as drifting in the Pro category in the International Drift Series. The trackday was a sort of shakedown for the car and the new ECU mapping, but after three hot laps, the exhaust temperatures went off the scale and we decided to slow down and swap the ECU for the stock one, but for the three laps we were out there, it was total annihilation.
The first round of the International Drift Series took place at the ‘auto motor und sport Fahrsicherheitszentrum’ at the Nürburgring. Drivers battled it out on the super tight track, dirt dropping every once in a while.