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After the perfect end to an amazing season we can now officially announce the winners from round 6.
The Semi Pro class was won by Jay Green
Ladies and gents
The championship moves into its fifth year and is the UK’s premier professional series.
Entries to the championship are at record levels with drivers from across Europe registering their intention to take part. France, Sweden, Holland, Italy, Belgium, Portugal and Ireland to name a few!
We continue to promote the sport in a positive light with media partners across every possible medium, from online blogs, magazine features in Fast Car, Banzai Magazine, Japanese Performance Magazine, the Total Group and many more.
Viral videos, which have been viewed over a MILLION times!
We start 2012 with a stand at the Autosport Show at NEC Birmingham January 12th – 15th. The show brings together the motorsport community. From the short ovals, touring cars, sports cars, all the way up to formula one.
“We are taking drifting to a whole new audience which is a positive step forward for the BDC and drifting here in the UK” Paul McCallum – BDC director.
Each event in 2012 will take place over a minimum of 2 days. This will allow for practice and qualifying on day one. Day two will be used for the all important finals.
We will be running 3 separate classes as in 2011, Semi Professional, Professional and Super Professional. These classes are used to ensure drivers of similar standard compete on an equal level.
For the first time in the championships history we will run a minimum of a top 16 final in every class.
Run the gauntlet
Round 1 Teesside Autodrome, Middlesbrough April 21st and 22nd April
Following the return of drifting to Teesside in 2011, we return to the starting point of the BDC back in 2008. This venue offers the perfect mix of fast flowing corners mixed with tight technical sections to test drivers to the max.
Round 2 Norfolk Arena, Kings Lynn 1st 2nd and 3rd June
We return to the venue which gives us the closest driving from at any event on the calender. With the finals run under the floodlights this is spectacle not to be missed. In addition the venue will host our annual team event. Teams of three drivers running together inches apart gets the crowds begging for more!
Return to the Thunderdrome
Round 3 Teesside Autodrome June 30th and 1st July
We return to Teeside for the second time due to the fantastic benefits the venue offers. However the track layout will be altered to offer a totally different challenge to the drivers.
King of the Hill
Round 4 Lydden Hill, nr Canterbury, Kent 11th and 12th August
We head to the far south east if the UK and return to undulating track of Lydden Hill. The dips and falls of this track means the drivers must find the perfect mix of balance and bravery to conquer The Hill.
Battle of Britain
Round 5 Silverstone, Northants 2nd September
The home of British Motorsport will be the host for round 5 for the Super Professional class. This will be the main attraction of the UK’s largest car show Trax. Entry speed of 100 mph are the norm and backwards entries will get the 15,000 strong crowd wanting more!
Round 5/6 Knockhill, Fife, Scotland 29th and 30th September
We head north of the border into Scotland for judgement day. We have saved the drivers favourite track until last. The first corner is not only fast but the apex is blind! Bravery, skill and perfect judgement are all required to get it right! Then its time to slow the cars down for the tricky right hander which has seen many visit the gravel that awaits.
The BDC will also be doing a number of demonstration event through out the year.
The first will be at Japfest at Castle Combe
For the first time we will be putting on a demonstration never seen at the event before.
Japfest 2 Donnington Park 8th July
We will be the main attraction at this event which is getting bigger every year! This will be YOUR chance to experience the thrill of drifting with passenger rides all day long.
“We have drivers from across Europe registering to take part in the championship in 2012, this shows the whole BDC team will keep pushing the sport forward in the right direction.” Mark Buckle – BDC director.
The BDC team would like to wish you all a merry Christmas and a sideways new year.
The BDC team
Pictures c/o of doristars.com
The 2011 Maxxis British Drift Championship may be over but just before the winter break there’s time for one last get together – the end of season Dinner Dance. On Saturday 19th November all the drivers, teams and staff of the BDC gathered together for a night to celebrate such an awesome year for UK drifting. As well as being an opportunity for drivers to catch up with one another, this event also awarded a range of trophies to honour not only this year’s champions but also those who’ve made exceeding contributions to the series, not to mention raising over £5000 for charity in the process!
Stephen has once again done a stunning end of year video for the 2011 season. The video was first shown at the annual dinner dance this past weekend to chants of one more time.
We would like to thank Stephen for all the hard work he puts in at the events, and for all the long hours he does at home to bring you this awesome footage.
Roll on 2012!
Last weekend saw the first Awesomefest held at Mallory park. The event which was put together by the team at Driftworks saw a weekend of drifting, motocross, bmx and skate, and live music come together in the first event of it’s kind in the UK.
The drift event of the summer is fast approaching and there will be a host of BDC drivers both on and off track. (more…)
How’s this for a guest driver! Remmo Niezen – one of THE best drifters in the world – will be competing at this weekend’s BDC Round 2, Norfolk Arena, in the Team Falken V8-powered E30 BMW. Remmo’s seriously experienced and his E30′s chassis has been setup to perfection, with plenty of naturally-aspirated grunt to keep up with even the highest horsepower competitors! We can’t wait to see Remmo compete – make sure you get along for this spectacular event! Oh and if you want to see Remmo in action, check out this little video of him just drifting up a multistory carpark continually…