75 Drivers, a custom designed street track, two championships going head to head; it doesn’t get much better than this for drift events. Burning rubber on the asphalt outside the NEC Arena in Birmingham this weekend, the 2017 Drift GP Series faced off against the British Drift Championship for the ultimate UK showdown: the Battle of Britain Drift GP.
Marking the second stop on the European series’ calendar, it was a sun scorched and race-fuelled two days of drift action; pushing competitors hailing from the UK, Ireland and an impressive 13 other countries to the limit.
Unfortunately for home favorite, and Monster Energy resident tyre slayer, Steve ‘Baggsy’ Biagioni, a visit to the podium was not to be; fresh off the back of his second place finish at the Drift GP’s championship opener in France.
Qualifying in an uncharacteristically 30th position, Baggsy was eliminated early from the battles following a crash with Fredrik Øksnevad. Chasing hard on his opening run, Baggsy made a big dive into the circuit’s second section, and made contact with rear of Fredrik’s Toyota Soarer.