Get ready for Formula Drift Singapore, April 24 & 25 2010!
Just received this release, announcing the 2010 installment of Formula Drift events. From what I know, they’ll be 4 rounds this year, being Singapore starting it off April 22 & 25, and 3 other rounds in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta. It is SO gonna rock this year. And I’ve locked in with Djan to mount Ignition.my cameras on his car. Be sure to attend and give Djan your support! More info at http://www.formuladrift.com.sg/
Engines Rev Up for Latest Installment of Formula Drift Singapore 2010, powered by Nissan.
Spectators are headed for more thrilling action at F1 Pit Building!
Counter steers, over steers, Donuts and Choku-Dori will be just some of the technical terms on the lips of spectators as they witness the adrenaline-pumping action of the Formula Drift Singapore 2010 Powered by Nissan when it returns to the Republic on 24 and 25 April 2010 at the F1 Pit Building.
Organisers ESPN STAR Sports (ESS) and DriftPac have today announced the event’s return for its third edition since its inaugural launch in 2008, which will be held at the F1 Pit Building for the first time in its history.
Spectators can expect a hair-raising experience as finalists burn up the course twoat-at-time, often only inches apart, featuring aggressive side-by-side action, nailbiting power slides and spectacular speed along a series of tight corners as powerful engines roar while tires bellow smoke.
The event has become a sporting calendar highlight, attracting regional interest and talent, as well as a record number of 45 drivers hailing from Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, China, Hong Kong, Japan and New Zealand. Japanese Champion and Top Formula DRIFT USA Pro Ryuji Miki will also be in town to add to the competitive edge of the drivers.
Having secured second placing in the Thailand and Las Vegas editions of Formula Drift, Miki will be a top contender for the title here. Said an excited Miki, “Formula Drift Singapore 2010 will be my first race of the season, and I am very excited to return to Singapore to battle against some of the region’s most promising and talented drifters. I have fond memories competing in the country, having clinched the Formula Drift Singapore title in 2008. With the sport garnering more interest and participation in Singapore and in Asia, I am certain that it will be a spectacular championship event next month. I will be aiming to do my best, and hopefully win here again!”
For the second year in a row, ESS will be organising the Formula Drift Singapore 2010.
“We are thrilled to be organizing and staging this year’s Formula Drift Singapore once again, especially with such a high level of competition,” said Mr. Harvey Davis, Vice-President, ESS Events Management Group. “We are also proud to have helped Formula Drift Singapore grow locally and regionally through the broadcast of the event highlights across our footprint, reaching 300 million viewers in 24 countries. This year, we have more major sponsors onboard, a testament to the rapid growth of public interest for this event since its inaugural meet in 2008. With such a talented
and promising line-up, Singaporeans can be guaranteed an exciting time once again.”
Having brought the format of Formula Drift to Singapore, Mr. Marcus Lim, General Manager of DriftPac will be acting as the official Technical Consultant of the event. He has gained an invaluable amount of experience since organising the race for the first time in 2008, and expressed his thoughts on the sport’s growth.
Lim said, “It’s heartening to see the event grow from the very first year, into a sporting calendar highlight amongst motoring and sporting fans. Thanks to Formula One, motorsports in Singapore have seen a drastic increase in interest, and I am very happy to be able to present to Singaporeans another platform to showcase and feed their interest.”
The passion and popularity of Formula Drift in Singapore is best exemplified as the Republic has also been slated as one of the countries to host the Asian Drift Series in 2011.
Formula DRIFT 2010 Powered by Nissan
Early Bird tickets: 23 March to 31 March:
Grandstand tickets – S$35
Walkabout tickets – S$15
Regular ticket sales: 1 April to 23 April
Grandstand tickets – S$40
Walkabout tickets – S$20
Event day ticket sales: 24 April to 25 April
Grandstand tickets – S$50
Walkabout tickets – S$30.
For more ticketing information, swing by the official website.
Tentative Event Programme :
Saturday, 24 April: Event Day
8.00am Team Technical Inspection
9.30am Free Practice Session for Drivers
11.00am Gates Open to Public
11.00am Free Practice Session for Drivers
12.30pm Sponsor Demo Show
1.00pm Qualifying – All Drivers
3.00pm Autograph Session
4.00pm Top 32 Driver Parade
4.30pm Free Practice Session for Top 32 Drivers
5.30pm Sponsor Activity Show
Sunday, 25 April: Event Day
9.00am Free Practice Session for top 32 Drivers
11.00am Gates open to public
11.00am Main Competition – Round of 32
12.30pm Sponsor Demo Show
1.00pm Autograph Session and photo session at the Driver’s Pit
2.15pm Opening Ceremony
2.30pm Main Competition – Round of 16 to Final 4
4.00pm Sponsor Activity Show
4.30pm Main Competition – Final 4
5.00pm Prize Presentation