This season, the British Drift Championship (BDC) celebrates 10 years as the UK’s premier drift organisation. In that time, the sport of competitive drifting has evolved greatly and it now stands as one of the most professionally organised entertainment-based motorsports available to the general public.
The BDC has broken attendance and viewership records for two seasons running, attracting over 3 million online views during the 2017 season. Due to an incredibly talented roster of drivers and extremely passionate fanbase, the BDC now enters the Top 5 most popular forms of motorsport in the UK.
Constantly striving to improve and entertain, the 2018 BDC season is ready to once again defy previous expectations. Strap in, hold on and get ready for adrenaline-fuelled automotive mayhem once again.
ROUND 1 – CONCRETE JUNGLE
Rockingham Motor Speedway – March 31 & April 1, 2018
We kick off the most anticipated year of the British Drift Championship at the venue that broke attendance and viewership records in 2017, Rockingham Motor Speedway. A custom circuit, numerous concrete walls and the most insane UK drivers. What more could a drift fan ask for?
Something special happened here last season, don’t miss the chance to witness it again. Get ready for another rumble in the concrete jungle.
ROUND 2 – RETURN TO THE AUTODROME
Teesside Autodrome – June 2 & 3, 2018
The British Drift Championship began an incredible journey 10 years ago that changed the landscape of competitive drifting in the UK. This season, we celebrate that heritage by returning to where it all began – Teesside Autodrome.
With a vastly improved event structure and competition format that showcases the unrivalled passion and determination within the growing UK drift community, it’s time to see just how much has changed in 10 years. It’s almost time to find out.
ROUND 3 – DRIFTLAND TAKEOVER
Driftland – July 14 & 15, 2018
No season would be complete without a visit to the mecca of UK drifting, Driftland. This purpose-built drift circuit takes no prisoners and creates an atmosphere like no other venue.
Every British Drift Championship event in Scotland has been incredible spectacle, so expect more memorable moments and heart-stopping action when the BDC grid go to war once again.
Time to take the fight North …
ROUND 4 – BACKLASH
Three Sisters Racing Circuit – September 15 & 16, 2018
The championship fight heats up at a newly resurfaced and renovated Three Sisters Race Circuit in September. The most technical layout on the calendar will prove a great equaliser of horsepower and grip, so this is anyone’s for the taking.
The British Drift Championship will also utilise the most unique drift layout ever attempted at the Wigan circuit, meaning drivers will certainly be heading into the unknown at the penultimate round of the series.
Time to find out who is the best DRIVER. This should shake things up a bit …
ROUND 5 – THE INVASION
Rockingham Motor Speedway – October 20 & 21, 2018
2 Championships. 5 Countries. 1 Event. 1 Winner.
The British Drift Championship and Irish Drift Championship go head to head at Rockingham Motor Speedway with the pride of each nation on the line. BDC championship hopefuls will have to overcome their bitter overseas rivals and the rest of the BDC roster in order to claim their £20,000 championship prize fund.
Could the finale of a drift seres be more intense than this? Which nation will win? Be there to support yours …
“In preparing for the future, it is important to not forget our past. The sport has evolved a great deal in the past 10 years and is now in a very positive position to now advance beyond previous limitations.
We are encouraging all UK drift fans to come experience the new British Drift Championship in person and support your national series. The atmosphere and excitement at each event is indescribable and we believe 2018 will further showcase the potential of this unorthodox motorsport. We constantly aim to improve every aspect of the series and break through each glass ceiling, but we cannot do it alone.
It’s time for all automotive enthusiasts to believe in this anti-establishment form of motorsport and prove that people-power can achieve great things. The rising talent within the BDC needs your encouragement and in return they are ready, willing and able to accept any challenge or danger thrown at them this year.
The fuse is now lit, so let’s fan the flames. I will see you all at the start line.”
David Egan – CEO, British Drift Championship
For the first time since its inception 15 years ago, the sport of competitive drifting now introduces a promotional system providing drivers the means to compete at any level worldwide, which will see on-track achievements resulting in financial rewards when progressing to the next level. Due to new alliances with both Drift Masters GP and Formula Drift, BDC drivers will be provided the support to aid progress through this international system. The dream really has become a reality.
The most exciting form of motorsport, the most insane layouts, the craziest drivers and a £35,000 prize fund – We are primed and ready to put UK drifting on the international map this season!
Will you be joining the movement?
This press release highlights just some of the monumental changes happening this season.
Stay tuned to our web and social channels for more exciting new releases in the coming weeks.
Event ticket information will also follow soon.