For Immediate Release, July 25, 2011 A day of mixed results for Team Falken at the British Drift Championship Round 3, Teesside saw two of the team’s cars retired from competition due to mechanical issues and the third driven by Matt Carter claiming his third consecutive 2nd place podium position.
Fresh back from a demo at the Nürburgring, Germany in front of thousands of die hard race fans, Team Falken UK were in high spirits and ready for the third round of the 2011 British Drift Championship. Due to hard use at the Nürburgring event all three cars needed some maintenance and repairs to be made prior to the event.
Paul Cheshire’s Nissan Skyline G35 had developed a front pulley problem which was affecting the power steering when under load, during the Germany demos the front pulley had failed meaning fast repairs were needed upon arrival back in the UK. With repairs completed Paul went out for his practice laps on the Saturday morning at Teesside and experienced the same serious power steering issues, indicating a change of approach to the ongoing issue was required. Unfortunately this change could not be made at the trackside and so the G35 was reluctantly retired from the event. Luck was really not on Paul’s side as he went out to qualify in a borrowed car which also suffered issues on the runs that counted, ending his event.