Since the dust settled at round 1 I have been working behind the scenes to improve the car as much as possible. We discovered a leaking brake line from the hydro which was causing loss of pressure in the rear brakes. This was swiftly sorted thanks to a spanner check.
We’re only four events into the 2018 Formula DRIFT Black Magic Pro Championship but a fourth driver climbed to the top step of the podium to claim the victory at the Wall Stadium Speedway in New Jersey this weekend. Overcoming an impressive list of challengers throughout the heats, 2017 champion James Deane (Ireland) put a mark in the win column.
After a difficult start to the season in Round 1, I had lots of repairs to do. The crash had caused significant damage to the front end. I only had 1.5 weeks to get the car prepared for the next practice session. I worked on the car every night and all weekend, finishing it the night before.
Round 2 of Driftcup 2018 saw us return to the Three Sisters Race Circuit in Wigan for the first time in a couple of years, and how I’ve missed this track!
The start of the year has been busy, it all started back in March with the premiere of the ‘Road to Gymkhana Grid’ documentary and a few days of interviews surrounding it before I headed to Rockingham Motor Speedway for the first round of the British Drift Championship.
Fast and Furious Live has been touring the since the start of the year with shows across Europe but mainly within the UK so far. We headed along to the Sheffield FlyDSA Arena to check it out before it heads out on a wider tour.