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Shots from final race day at Gymkhana Grid in Johannesburg, South Africa
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THE CHAMP IS BACK: SAITO RETURNS

Aug 152019

Sit down, strap in and hold on. The beast from the east is back; but this time he returns as the defending rear wheel drive class champion. That’s right, Daigo Saito will be bringing the noise at the Gymkhana GRiD: European Gauntlet Finals this September in Warsaw.

What’s more he has switched up his tyre slaying machinery as the stakes increase at this years season ending showdown. Gone is the Corvette ZR1 which saw Daigo lock in the rear-wheel class win on his Gymkhana GRiD debut in South Africa. In it’s place is the all new Toyota Gazoo Racing built 2019 Supra complete with the now well documented 2JZ engine swap.

There is a massive drift scene in Poland, and I’m expecting the level of competition to be very high, so it’s a very exciting challenge ahead, Daigo told us. My new car - the GR Supra Monster Edition - is pretty much ready for it now, and I can’t wait to get out there. It’s going to be a big battle, but I’m ready to fight for the win, no matter who I drive against!

If you want to see Daigo at Gymkhana GRiD live, loud, and in the metal; tickets are available exclusively here. Alternatively, media looking to cover the event, should apply via the official accreditation system here.

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