The International Drifting Cup presented by Garrett Advancing Motion at Yokohama World Time Attack Challenge 2018 presented by Track Warrior has kicked off in style and will race through to 7.00pm tonight before continuing tomorrow.
Champion racer Jake Jones will be one of the drivers competing tonight in his infamous ‘DriftSquid’ BMWM3 and he is predicting big action.
“Every car here has wet and dry set-ups but the only thing that is really going to affect us if it is really patchy – but I think it is going to be a good show no matter what,” Jones said.
“There are so many high class cars here from all over the world, you would be mad to miss it honestly.
“Every single driver here is going to go all out – I have had a few conversations with the guys I am up against and there will be no holding back, no way!”
Jones is bringing a unique package to the International Drifting Cup presented by Garrett Advancing Motion.
“Powertune in Sydney have done an amazing job, we have literally built one of the best RB engines for drifting ever, honestly. It is a 2.8 L stroker RB26, it has a solid head, a big EFR turbo, we run not too much boost, we just rev it all the way to 10,000 rpm and it is fricking amazing.”
This year the International Drifting Cup presented by Garrett Advancing Motion employs a brand new and exciting race format this year, which follows the integration of a World Cup style event where drivers have been randomly drawn into pools and will face off from the word ‘go’ in two-car tandem battles. By eliminating qualifying and reducing down-time to a bare minimum, the idea is non-stop door banging action from the very first runs right through to the final showdown.
Each driver is guaranteed three battles each in the pool phase, which is split over the two evenings, with each battle scored using a Win, Lose or Draw scorecard. A win will score two points, a draw will score one point and a lose will attract zero points. The driver with the most amount of points from each pool will move onto the semi-finals where we will see the format return to a traditional ‘top eight’ style format ahead of the TTI Gearbox Top Four and Finals.
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