British Drift Championship 2016 – Round 1 – Lydden Hill

Last weekend marked the start of the 2016 British Drift Championship. Once again, the rain made an appearance at Lydden Hill and it was not shy.

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Qualifying took place at 12:00pm which saw some impressive runs in the tricky conditions.

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The driver that stood out the most was Marc Huxley in his RA28 Celica. Huxley was pulling off some awesome entries all day. He managed to score 89.6 on one of his qualifying runs putting him in second place. This was beaten by current champion Jack Shanahan.

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As the rain continued to pour, battles took place. Wayne Keeber’s Soarer looked much quicker with the new horsepower added over the off season. Wayne managed to progress into the top 16 where he had to battle the incredible Driftworks DW86. Sadly due to a faulty throttle sensor Phil Morrison had to retire from the competition on the second run. This meant Wayne progressed into the top 8.

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Shane Lynch’s 370Z looked like a monster out on track. Shane made it all the way to the final where he had to battle Marc Huxley. Huxley’s consistent driving meant he won the battle giving Shane second place.

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Third place on the podium was Simon Perry from Team Lassa Tyres in his R35. This car has been improved massively and looks brilliant!

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