Formula Drift M’sia 2010: Quotes from the Winners

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Tengku Djan, Formula Drift Asia 2010 overall champion: “It is a great feeling to have won the overall Asian Championship, although it would have been better to finish with a win in Malaysia. The competition was of a very high quality and I owe this tremendous success to my wife, team, sponsors and fans who gave 100% support to make this a reality. I will be taking a break for two months and will not be going anywhere near anything automotive, I’m serious!”


Daigo Saito, Formula Drift Malaysia 2010 champion: “This is my first time at any Formula Drift event. I’ve always wanted to compete in Formula Drift and I finally found an opportunity with Hong Kong team TRC Racing. I came with the aim to win and I barely won every round. I was very lucky and I am very happy to have won. I do hope to include more Formula Drift competitions on my 2011 calendar but that depends if I receive any opportunities.”


Terdthoon Ruayjaroensap (D Kohkae), Formula Drift Malaysia 2010 first runner-up: “2010 is the first year I’m competing in drifting, having started drifting as a hobby last July. I took part in Formula Drift Thailand and it was a good learning experience so I wanted to come and compete in the Malaysian leg. Moreover, the level of competition is fantastic with professionals like Daigo Saito and Ryuji Miki. I knew I had to step up my game and do my best to qualify so that I can maximise my experience here. Finishing in the top three is a bonus for me. Next year I will take part in every Formula Drift Asia event!”


Ryuji Miki, Formula Drift Malaysia 2010 second runner-up: “I’m pleased to be back again in Malaysia for the second consecutive year. I felt like I’ve gotten good placement for this event, but there is still room for improvement. The layout was interesting and challenging, with great competition. I look forward to being back again next year.”

Cheryl Tay

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Singapore’s only female full-time motoring and motorsports photojournalist. Independent automotive consultant and prominent local motorsports personality Cheryl Tay is uniquely passionate about all things cars and motorsports. She also has a strong passion to share her interest and knowledge, hence having a dream to become the ‘Oprah Winfrey of cars and motorsports’ and create a multimedia platform for her sharing. - A female in a male-dominated world, Cheryl Tay is Singapore’s only female full-time motoring journalist and motorsports blogger and she regularly writes for prominent titles in Singapore, Asia and internationally. (See full list of titles that Cheryl Tay writes for here.)

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