In the middle of autumn the world got surrounded by smoke of burning rubber and the sound of roaring vehicles. Japan hosted the World’s first ever official World Cup, under FIA (International automobile Association) regulations. The place for this special event was chosen for a reason – Odaiba island, Tokio is a legendary place, where drifting was born. This is the place where for a long time the D1 GP finals take place every year.
D1 Grand Prix series where born in Japan and spread worldwide, popularizing the drift culture. Finally this year FIA announced drifting as an official sport.
FIA Intercontinental Drifting Cup welcomed world’s Top 24 pilots from 14 countries. Japan was presented by 4 strongest drivers: Masato Kawabata 3 times champion of D1 GP. 2 time champion D1 GP Daigo Saito, Hideki Fujino and Masashi Yokoi 1st and 2nd place on D1 GP 2017.
Russia at the Drifting Cup was represented by famous Siberians – Arkadiy Tsaregradsev and Gocha Chivchyan. Arkadiy was driving his legendary Skyline R34 on Toyo tiers R888R 275/35R18. They were melting like ice.
After two days of competing Arkadiy wins the 2nd position! This Victory will definitely go down in history.