He came, he saw, he podiumed. Shredding in the shadow of the legendary Eurospeedway Lausitzring, Dmitriy Illyuk nailed an awesome second place on his debut in the 2017 Drift GP Championship.
Rolling in armed with his 1100bhp tyre-vaporizing Monster ‘The Drako’ Dmitriy put paid to the competition in front of the estimated 30,000 people that attended Reis Brennnen – the host-event to the German Drift GP weekender.
Initially just qualifying 16th, Dmitriy had some serious work to do around the super-fast yet deceptively technical layout. First dispatching Rene Portz and then top qualifier Nigel Colfer in the top 32 and top 16 respectively; Dmitriy turned up the heat with every run.
Next facing local German driver Max Heidrich in his 2JZ powered Nissan S13 in the Great 8 battles, Dmitriy shrugged off the slippery conditions – with the track having been unexpectedly lashed with rain just moments before the battles began – to take another win and boost through to the top four.