Thursday, December 23, 2010

MOTORSPORT: Good Year Kuala Lumpur Drift Weekend

Great Action and Drama
Not to mention fantastic noise, lots of smoke and accidents

Drift is a major motorsport and last weekend it landed in a big way in Malaysia with the Malaysian leg of the Asean drift championship rumbling and screaming its way over a short but challenging tight course on the on the historic Dataran Merdeka, in front of the iconic Sultan Abdul Samad Building.

Although Malaysian drivers only made it as far as the sweet sixteen round, they put up a good fight with Ser Meng Hui or better known as Ah Fai fought gallantly until his left rear wheel came loose after hitting a kerb at the penultimate turn of the course.

Earlier Ah Fai had fought Championship leader and top ranked Malaysian drift driver, Tengku Djan a.k.a. Drift Assassin.
In the end Japanese driver Daigo Saito made his Hong-Kong prepped Toyota Aristo scream in the fastest and most stylish manner around the course to take top honours, beating Thai hotshop Kokae in the final round.

Japanese ace Ryuji Miki dispatched Indonesian rally driver Rifat Sungkar in the third place shoot-out to take third spot.

Defending Asean champion Tengku Djan Ley Mahaleel had built up enough lead in the first two rounds of the championship to retain his title.

His title was secure when closest rival Pop lost his duel in the sweet sixteen round.

The weekend weather was perfect, overcast and cool throughout with the rainclouds holding their content quietly until the competition was over.

The grandstands were packed with fans while standing room was at least five-deep in most places indicating that Malaysians have taken Drift to heart and it can only get bigger with every year.


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