The 2018 European Drift Masters is go, and we couldn’t be more excited. Opening the season with a bang, last weekend saw Europe’s finest drifters – including our own resident tyre slayer Steve Baggsy Biagioni descend on the city of Plock in central Poland to bring the noise and contest the first of six rounds of this box fresh championship.
A custom circuit in the city’s Kazimierz Górski Stadium awaited; and once it filled with a crowd of 10,000 drift super fans, the atmosphere was nothing short of electric. Don’t just take our word for it – check out what Baggsy had to say after shredding the tread with his Nissan S13 LS3 V8, and then click through the gallery of trackside shots.
Baggsy: “I am truly speechless. Round One of Drift Masters GP has blown my mind. From the get go it was an amazing event, with all the right boxes ticked. The custom layout track, stadium full of drift fans, halftime entertainment, media coverage and attention to detail has set this series apart from the rest. And we have only just completed round one. The level of driving from everyone was insane, the bar has been set high. I really think this will be the date everyone remembers as the day drifting changed.
“We had a few issues with damage to the car during practice, but the team got me back out on track and ready to battle. My Top 32 battle was one of the most insane chase runs I have ever made, then again in my Top 16 battle with Conor Shanahan. It's truly scary how precise Conor is with his driving at such a young age. Again we suffered some damage during the battle knocking us out of the competition. But hats of to Conor for taking it all the way to the win! It was great to be joining forces with my new Acorn Insurance Motorsport teammate Nigel Colfer. It was very unfortunate for him to suffer the mechanical failure during his Top 32 battle, as his driving was on point all weekend. But that's motorsport. I really can’t wait to see what the rest of the DMEC season has to offer! It really is going to be one hell of a year.”