You will be pleased to know that there is a new segment this year called the Nations Cup. Held right after qualifying on Saturday, the Nations Cup focuses on teamwork and coordination, where a pair of drivers from each country puts together 2 best tandem runs in unison. The drivers run the same general course as qualifying, but the judges will only judge the runs based on style. The country with the best-styled run wins.
Nations Cup Competition Format:
· Teams are allocated 20 minutes of practice time (total time for all teams)
· Each nation to select 2 drivers to represent their country
· Each team will be allowed to perform 2 tandem runs together
· Objective is for each team as a pair (2 x cars) to drift in unison
· A score will be given for each run based on a scale of 10.
· Scores will be based only 1 criteria – Style!
· Unlike our traditional tandem battles, objective of the Nations Cup is for the drivers to tandem together and NOT against each other.
· Four countries that will be represented are Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.
The Formula Drift Malaysia 2012 Nations Cup is proudly brought to you by 36bol.com
*UPDATE: Jansen Tan of Singapore faces technical issues with his Falken V8 S15, forcing him to pull out of the Nations Cup. Replacing him will be Josh Boettcher of Australia, forming a bilateral partnership!
RESULT: Team Japan wins the first ever 36bol.com Nations Cup with a perfect score of 30. Team Malaysia comes in 2nd with a score of 28, followed by Team Thailand, Team Indonesia and Team Australia/Singapore.