Formula Drift Asia 2012: Nations Cup

Written by Cheryl Tay on . Posted in Cheryl Tay News | Latest Industry News

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


*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 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.

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