The Honeywell Garrett International Drift Challenge at the Yokohama World Time Attack Challenge final went to a fourth run when Japan’s Daigo Saito and drift stalwart Beau Yates each scored a victory each in the first two challenges.
The third run appeared to go the way of Saito and his big horsepower Lexus as he was able to pull a gap over the Toyota 86. On the fourth run Saito put a wheel off with interference at the first corner, and passed Yates on the inside later – that was enough to give Yates the Drift Challenge victory.
Unfortunately, the Top 4 challenge finished poorly. It was Yates up against Shane van Gisbergen but the latter who was chasing his first outright win, popped the Nissan’s V8 engine on their second confrontation. He had to settle for third overall as Rob Whyte (Nissan/Dodge) retired before taking on Saito with carburettor issues.
Full Results below
|3||Shane Van Gisbergen|