Goodyear Formula Drift Malaysia Revvs Up For Another Exhilarating Showcase

BY Burnpavement

Motor sports fans to look forward to the thrilling drift action at the Dataran Merdeka.

Counter steers, over steers, ‘donuts’ and screeching tyres return to Kuala Lumpur as the adrenaline-pumping action of the Goodyear Formula DRIFT Malaysia 2010 returns to Malaysia on 18-19 December 2010! Following a successful event last year, ESPN STAR Sports (ESS) and Title Sponsor Goodyear Malaysia have today announced the return of the second edition that will be held at the rare and historic site of Dataran Merdeka to bring the event closer to Malaysian motor sports fans.

Spectators this year can look forward to catching up to 50 competitive drivers from across the Asia-Pacific region pushing their rear-wheel-drive cars to the limit with impeccable precision and vehicle control. This year’s edition will see the return of some familiar international faces such as Ryuji Miki from Japan and Daniel Woolhouse from New Zealand as well as local crowd favourites, Ariff Johanis, Azrina Jane, Michael Gan and Hanizam bin Hazmah from Team Goodyear. This combined with a host of fresh faces from the region will surely elevate the standards of professional drifting to new heights in Malaysia.

Goodyear’s involvement in drift began three years ago with the Goodyear Speedfest in Bukit Jalil in 2007. Since then, its support for the fastest growing motor sports in Asia and Malaysia continues to grow through its sponsorship of Formula Drift Singapore (2008 - 2010), Formula Drift Thailand (2009 - 2010) and closer to home Goodyear Formula Drift Malaysia for the second consecutive year.

Goodyear Formula DRIFT Malaysia has become a highlight on the sporting calendar, attracting regional interest and talent, as well as world-class drivers hailing from Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, China, Hong Kong, Japan and New Zealand. Fans in Malaysia can expect a thrilling experience as top-class drivers burn up the course two-at-a-time, often only inches apart, featuring aggressive side-by-side action, nail-biting power slides and spectacular drifting along a series of tight corners as powerful engines roar and tyres bellow smoke. The Goodyear Formula DRIFT Malaysia will be the climax of the three-part Formula DRIFT Series, which blasted off with the Formula DRIFT Singapore ProAm Series 2010 in April, followed by the upcoming Goodyear Formula DRIFT Thailand on November 20 — 21, to be held in Bangkok. For more information, log on to the official Formula DRIFT web site