In spite of the impediments that occurred during the stage, Calin Ciortan manages to rank first in the third stage of the Romanian Drift Championship, which took part in the only touge route in Romania, namely the one on Transrarau, Pojorata.
With 30 drivers at the start line, Romanians and foreigners alike, the stage was setup to be an adrenaline packed one and it surely did not disappoint.
Just like in the past editions, the mountain asserted its own weather conditions – this led to the cars’ adherence to change from one lap to the other, thus contributing to a whole set of settings changes done by the drivers and their tech teams. “Rarau does not forgive” – a teaching that the track vets know and cherish – has been literally heard every day of the competition each time the pilots kissed the wall or accidentally bumped each other. Less fortunate incidents also came up, so some of the pilots had to make a push and fix their cars in due time, while others had to use their team mates’ cars so they could finish the competition. Calin also kissed the wall, but luckily his team mates are very professional about their jobs so he got back on track blazingly fast. Here’s what he had to say after two days with four seasons, literally: