So here goes attempt number 2 for the donington blog.
Monday we went to donington, to the tuner fest event. Which also hosted a number of other events.
The best event was the Motorsport UK Drift Pro Championship. The 1st of it’s kind in the UK, and it was freaking awesome.
The videos are being posted on my instagram (as they won’t upload here very well, they take ages to upload and I’ve tried like 5 times and they have failed a lot) not all of them are on there yet so bear with me.
These guys and gals doing the drifting race were amazing, skills beyond belief.
Drifting has an art to it, and it’s amazing to watch. The sound of the unrestricted engines, the smell of that burning rubber.
Like you have never experienced before, unless you have then you know what I’m talking about.
Unlike many other sports, some of the drivers actually said to me, it’s not like a competition, it’s just a fun time with some friends, they didn’t care if they won or not (to an extent) it was all about pleasing the crowd, it was about having fun.
Take it this way, one of the lads engine blew up before he could even touch the track, so one of his “opponents” gave him a car to use so he could compete. Now could you see that happening in any other racing tournament? Can you imagine that happening in formula 1?
Nah, I didn’t think so.
They all had respect for each other.
They all have to trust each other, and have complete confidence in each other. How close they got to each other gliding across that tarmac sideways was amazing. They have to know where each other are going and where they have to be.
One nudge in the wrong place, and someone could get seriously injured or even killed. That, my friends, is trust on so many levels.
During one of the heats, one drifter actually bumped into another, they didn’t argue, they didn’t fight, they ended the race and got to the end of the que and got out and made sure each other were ok, said sory (I imagine, I was in the crowd) and hugged. Well can you see that happening in any other sport?
Yeah I thought the same as you.
The cars were amazing, the driving skills were epic, and their attitudes were oit of this world.
They even let you walk round theirs cars to check them out, they stood there answering any questions the spectators could think of, they were amazing people.
Amazing people, driving amazing machines doing amazing things.
I’ve also got an awesome opportunity, it’s in the making as I type this, I’ve been chatting to one of the drifters, and I’m doing an interview with him (coming to a blog very soon).
So who wants to see some awesome modified motors? I couldn’t take too many as my phone died after the 2nd drifting race. But here is what I captured before my phone passed away for the day.
(IF YOUR CAR APPEARS HERE, AND YOU WANT THE PICTURE REMOVED, JUST LET ME KNOW)
What you think? Awesome stuff eh?
Next stop will be smetterton. That’ll be the next step for the drifting championship.
I hope some of you could go too, it’s an amazing experience and you will not regret it trust me.
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