Nankang Tyre UK has confirmed its presence at TRAX on Sunday, 7 September at Silverstone. Expected to host around 18,000 visitors, the “Ultimate Performance Car Event” will showcase performance and modified cars, as well as Time Attack and British Drift Championship rounds, in which Nankang Tyre Drift Team Super Pro drivers will compete. Nankang is […]
The Nankang Tyre Drift Team claimed first place at the British Drifting Championship Team Constructors event at the season’s third round, which was held in Teeside on 20 July 2014 in what turned out to be a very mixed bag of weather throughout the weekend.
Westlake Tyres, Zhongce Rubber’s premium tyre range, is making a name for itself in European motorsport through its participation in the prestigious Kings of Europe Drift Series. Flying the flag for British drifting and Westlake tyres in this demanding series of drift challenges is Steve ‘Baggsy’ Biagioni, backed by the Acorn Zenises Motorsport team.
Nexen Tire has announced plans to join the largest drift racing scene in Europe. The company announced that it has agreed a sponsorship deal with Team Aerokit Nexen, one of the teams fighting it out for glory in the Drift Allstars 2014 European Series, with the racing calendar running from the 17 May through to September.
This high-octane story has a whiff of Top Gear to it but we’ve been assured that Mr. Controversy and his two colleagues are in no way involved. Falken Tyre Europe shares news of ‘Milky’, a vehicle that started life as a utilitarian carrier of dairy products, but thanks to its extensive modifications may well now be the fastest milk float – in the world.
Federal Tyres has announced its intention to showcase and celebrate its 60th anniversary at Reifen 2014. The Taiwanese manufacturer will display a full range of PCR product lines, which includes UHP, SUV, and winter tyres, as well as its extensive motorsport selection.
UK wheel distributor Wheelwright has released a new product in its private brand Calibre range which offers performance tuned for drifting. Developed in association with British Drift Championship SuperPro champion Michael Marshall from Team MNM, the Calibre 7Twenty features a seven spoke design and “monobloc” casting for increased strength and lightness. The wheel’s look alludes […]
Acorn Infinity Motorsport (AIM) introduced three new race cars for the 2014 British Drift Championship at the UK’s premier motorsport show, Autosport International, recently held at the NEC Birmingham. Steve ‘Baggsy’ Biagioni and his new Nissan S13 participated on the Lydden Hill Race Circuit stand throughout the four days, while in Hall 9, Mark Lappage […]
Taiwan’s Federal Tyres has signed up as title sponsor of the ‘King of Europe’ drift series. The tyre maker will give its brand name to the King of Europe Street Legal and the Queen of Europe Ladies League for the 2014 season and will also be the official tyre sponsor.
With the sport still growing in the UK and trying to attract new talent, the attractiveness of the series to tyre suppliers is equally important. Title sponsor of the British Drift Championship and supplier to one of its major teams Japspeeed, Maxxis explains how it is helping the sport to thrive and grow as part of the UK motorsport calendar.
Toyo driver Masato Kawabata has won the 2013 D1 Grand Prix Series overall championship as well as the tan-sou championship. In the finale of six rounds of the 2013 D1 Grand Prix Series, held on November 9 at a specially built course in Odaiba, Tokyo, Masato Kawabata unleashed a powerful driving performance in the tan-sou finale contested by the top 16 racers.
Yokohama’s 2013 motorsport season included the novelty of supplying the control tyre for the inaugural BRDC Formula 4 series, which boasted full grids and close competition as a popular stepping stone in single seat racing for aspiring Formula One drivers.
Jet Tyres’ premises in Canvey Island recently received a complete overhaul courtesy of Stapleton’s and Maxxis. The facelift included internal and exterior paintwork, signage and point-of-sale items have all been refreshed and the already popular retailer is reporting instant results in terms of increased sales.
Last Sunday saw some tightly contested drift battles at the Mondello Motorsport Park, with James Deane coming out on top in the first round of the Irish Drifting Championship. In his Falken sponsored Mazda RX-7, the 21-year-old Irishman saw off rivals Gavin Lenihan and Shane O’Sullivan from Team Japspeed, who took second and third place respectively.