Formula Drift Indonesia 2011: Tough luck for Singaporean Ivan Lim

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Ivan Lim was the only Singaporean hope at Formula Drift Indonesia, driving for Team Kumho Binter in the Nissan Silvia S13 with its new livery!

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Ivan was showing a lot of confidence in practice, giving the Singaporean fans some hope for a promising weekend – maybe his first entry into Top 8 at Formula Drift? 

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Malaysian leading drifter Ivan Lau was also on-site to help Ivan Lim, as mechanic and spotter!

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However, he messed up his first qualifying run (scored a ZERO) and had to play it safe in the second run.

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His second run wasn’t too bad and he scored 72.2%, putting him in 12th of the Top 32 qualifiers. 

 

His first tandem battle was against Nattawoot Krerpradab (aka Oat) of the M150 Overdrive team from Thailand. 

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See video of Ivan chasing Oat during their first battle:

 

 

The judges called for OMT and both drivers were given a fresh chance to impress. 

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See video of Ivan chasing Oat during their second battle (OMT):

 

 

After watching replays of the runs, the judges decided to give the win to Oat, knocking Ivan out of the competition right there and then.

 

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At the moment there are no confirmed plans for Ivan to compete in Formula Drift Malaysia next month. 

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Other Formula Drift Indonesia stories:

> 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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