Formula Drift Indonesia 2011: Dai Yoshihara lookalike car, by M. Hermawan

Written by Cheryl Tay on . Posted in Cheryl Tay Blog | Blog Post of Cheryl Tay

During the first practice session on Saturday morning, the drifters were lining up and taking their turns to learn the track. Judges are not required to do anything yet but all three of them were there anyway to watch the drifters practise.


M. Hermawan of Indonesia was doing a run when Daijiro Yoshihara went, “HEY that looks like my car!” I already saw Hermawan’s car in the pits but it didn’t occur to me that it bears a striking resemblance to Dai’s Discount Tire S13 until Dai mentioned it. Then again, seeing the car close up in the pits is not quite the same as seeing it from higher ground at a distance.


Here are some comparisons…



They do look similar huh?



Other Formula Drift Indonesia stories:

> Singaporean Ivan Lim disappoints

> Helping Dai raise funds for RFJP

> Ken Gushi drives Orido’s RSR Supra again

> 19-year-old Indonesian drifters Alinka and Armando are engaged.. to each other!

> Indonesian female drifting darling Alinka learnt drifting in a Yaris

> Pond made Daigo Saito work hard for his victory

> Armando is youngest FD Asia podium finisher

> Daigo Saito’s journey to the top

> Who’s battling who in the Round of 32?

> Top 32 qualifiers!

> Selected videos in qualifying

> FD USA 2011 champ Dai Yoshihara looking ‘sharp’!

> Ivan L.: To the power of 2

> “Nutrional facts” about drifting

> Who’s here at FD Indonesia?


For more photos, see here:

Formula Drift Indonesia 2011 Album #1 - Friday

Formula Drift Indonesia 2011 Album #2 - Saturday

Formula Drift Indonesia 2011 Album #3 - Sunday

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