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2013 marks the sixth year of the British Drift Championship, now with the support of some of the largest motorsport companies in the world! This year’s championship will be held over five rounds at some of the best tracks in the UK, including the BDC’s long-awaited return to one particular venue.
Support from Cosworth, K&N, Samco, Lucas Oils and many others is proof that the sport of drifting (and the British Drift Championship in particular) is now the place to be seen and is well-recognised as the pinnacle of drifting in the UK and Ireland.
Ladies and gents
The search is on for drivers who are ready to take part in the UK’s premier drift championship, the British Drift Championship.
We can now announce details of the first licensing day of 2013!
This event will take place on Saturday the 26th January at the Norfolk Arena, Saddlebow Road, Kings Lynn PE34 3AG
Ladies and gents
With Julian Smith and Mitch Clarke both stepping down from judging in 2012, Julian to concentrate on his business and returning to competitive drifting. Mitch is working abroad for the majority of the year so wish him a safe journey and return later in the year.
This leads us nicely to bring Rich ‘Chunk’ Newton to the forefront of the judging panel for 2012. As most of you will know Chunk has been involved with the BDC from its beginning, licensing drivers along side Mark ‘Sweeps’ Buckle and judging almost every event.
We will let Chunk give you his story of how he got involved and we look forward to seeing him at round 1 in just over 2 weeks!
“Hey all, my name is Rich Newton, or more commonly know as ‘Chunk’, I’ve been involved in the drifting scene now for around 7 years , both competing and judging.
Ladies and gents
As we head towards the start of the fifth season of the British Drift Championship, we would like to introduce you to THREE! Yes Three new judges for 2012.
Julian Smith who has judged for the last few years has taken a step back to concentrate more time to his business Garage D. Not only that but he intends to compete in some BDC events in 2012! We wish him all the best in both ventures and look forward to seeing him mixing it up with drivers in the Super Professional class later this year.
With out further ado we would like to introduce you to the first of our new judges!
Please welcome Sid Crowfoot! Most people will know Sid as the driver of a number of cars over the years. His driving style had to change a number of times with the amount of cars he has driven, the perfect man to know exactly what is capable of ANY car. He is know by the majority of drifters in the UK and is a well respected member of the drift community. For that reason we know that his judging will be respected and we welcome Sid as a member of the BDC team for 2012.
Last weekend at Silverstone the Maxxis British Drift Championship held the biggest licensing day in Europe. We had 80 drivers attend over the weekend and finished with 6 new Pro drivers and 18 new Semi-Pro drivers. (more…)
Today was a very cold and very wet affair at Silverstone where 11 new people gained a BDC licence. Read on to find out who they were. (more…)
We are just starting to sit down after another great licensing day. We had 5 people gain a pro licence and 8 people gain a semi-pro licence. Read on to find out who they were. (more…)