Round 3 of the British Drift Championship took place at the Birmingham NEC, dubbed the ‘Battle Of Britain’ as the DriftGP drivers would be in the mix for the weekend.
Another purpose built track awaited the drivers with a long run up along side the NEC before initiating along a wall.
The track then turned right in front of the crowd before a left handed 180 degree corner surrounded with walls brought the cars back along the crowd again.
A manji into the final left handed corner and another wall to finish the track, it would be a weekend that caused a stir in the UK drift scene with so many walls to catch out even the smallest mistakes.
The Pro-Am drivers took their usual practice session on the Saturday morning, easing into the track, getting closer to the walls with each pass.
By the end of the session there were a few people fixing their cars after minor contact with the wall but nobody could deny that this layout was exciting.
The qualifying session saw everyone step up their game in order to get the best result with only 32 drivers going through to the afternoon battles.
In the battles it was another round that showed the talent in the Pro-Am class of the British Drift Championship.
There were so many close battles worthy of the Pro class, in the end it would be Brett Perry on the top step of the podium followed by John O’Hare and Mark Webb.
Sunday morning, the Pro drivers along with the DriftGP drivers headed out onto the track for their final practice session. They were immediately pushing hard to perfect the line around the track.
Qualifying saw this go even further with several drivers tagging the wall on the way around the track, Fredrik Oksnevad looked to have perfected his line through clip one!
In the battles the British drivers really stepped up their driving level, knocking out several DriftGP drivers early in the competition.
Danny Grundy certainly showed why he is so well respected in the championship with some amazing driving in a borrowed E36 compact after breaking a gearbox in practice. He made it through to the Top 16 before he was knocked out.
In the end it would be Duane Mckeever on the top step of the podium, followed by Sebastian Fontijn and Jack Shanahan.
Enjoy some more photos from the event, you can be sure we will be bringing you plenty more content from the remaining rounds of the season.