As we all know, the legendary Japanese Team Orange will be traveling to Australia to compete in the 2012 Tectaloy International Drift Challenge this August. They have now decided to surprise us with a special treat, they will be conducting their famous Team Orange Drift School at Eastern Creek Raceway for one day only on the Thursday of the week of World Time Attack Challenge. This will be the first time Team Orange has ever traveled to Australia.

Team Orange Drift School was established in Japan in 2001 at Ebisu and was known as “Dorigoya” which means “Home of Drifting”. Since 2005 the school has successfully been run World Wide in numerous countries including Japan, USA, UK, France, Italy, Poland, Russia, China, Thailand, UAE, Bahrain and South Africa.

With both instructors (Kumakubo and Suenaga) competing at the top level of competition in Japan (D1GP), their experience and expertise is second to none. Many students have traveled from all over the world to attend Team Orange Drift School at the Ebisu circuit and many drift enthusiasts dream of the chance to be taught be by arguably two of the best drifters in the world.

Earlier this year, Australia’s Jake ‘Drift Squid’ Jones traveled to Japan to team up with Team Orange at D1GP and was lucky enough to be schooled by the guys at Ebisu. “Without a doubt the biggest improvement to my drifting ever was the time I spent with Team Orange. You can practice for years by yourself but once you are shown the techniques developed by these masters it is a game changer for sure.”

“Probably the best investment you can ever make if you are really  serious about drifting. You will learn more in an hour than you could anywhere else in a year!” Jake ‘Driftsquid’ Jones, Advan Pro Drifter

Team Orange will give 20 lucky students the chance to attend the Drift School, which will be held at Eastern Creek Raceway on Thursday the 9th of August. The students will be divided into two groups; Beginners and Advanced. The Beginners group will be taught on the Skid Pan in the morning in training conditions set by Team Orange. The Advanced Group will have the opportunity to drive on the main track in the afternoon to gain the full competition style experience and lessons on the Drift competition section around Turn 10, 11 & 12.

Each student will bring their own vehicle and provide their own requirements such as Fuel, Tyres and any other necessities for their car. The Beginner student price is $620 and Advanced student price is $650. Advanced students will need to have proven competition experience. The school will run from 8:30am until 5:00pm for one day only and will be strictly limited to Students and Staff, spectators will not be permitted.

This is a once in a life time opportunity to be taught by the revered and World Famous Team Orange. There are strictly limited spots (ONLY 20) so make sure you get in quick as they are sure to sell out instantly!

Entries open on Thursday the 14th of June at MIDDAY at


To apply, please fill out the APPLICATION FORM.

For other inquiries please contact Amy Boatwright who will be managing the Team Orange Drift School – – 0412 407 370