Battle #1: Daynom Templeman vs. Ee Yoong Cherng
Result: Daynom took out the second last Malaysian left in the competition when he beat Yoong Cherng.
Battle #2: Amandio vs. Ryuji Miki
Result: Amandio was using Djan’s old drift car (AE86) and was showing great promise in his drift. However, up against former D1GP champion Miki, Amandio still has lots to learn.
Battle #3: Daigo Satio vs. Joe
Result: This was a REALLy interesting battle as Joe could have potentially knocked out the former D1GP champion out of the competition. Joe chased very well in the first run and during the second run while Joe was leading, Saito spun midway through the hairpin. It was Joe’s battle to lose after that.. which he did:(.
Just as he was exiting the hairpin, he met with a crash against the wall. This cost him the win! The judges asked for One More Time, but the wreckage to Joe’s car affected his performance and Saito eventually made it through. What a pity!
Battle #4: Oat vs. Non
Result: Yet another all -Thai battle, One More Time was called for and it was Non who progressed to the top 8!
Battle #5: Kokae vs. Charles Ng
Result: Charles still seemed to have problems avoiding the wall on the entry of the last rear clipping point into the hairpin. Kokae moved on to the top 8!
Battle #6: Mai vs. Rhenadi
Result: Rhenadi knocked into the wall of the second clipping point when he was the lead car in the second run, but Mai crashed and severe damage to his car forced him to retire from the competition.
Battle #7: Ah Fai vs. Hashiguti
Result: Having met Djan in the earlier round and making it through, there was less pressure on Ah Fai and he put brilliant performance. He got the lines and angles right when he led and chased so aggressively close to Hashiguti. Ah Fai moves on as the only Malaysian hope left!
Battle #8: Rifat Sungkar vs. Pop
Result: Pop spun while leading the first run, just after the second clipping point. Giving Rifat the advantage, Pop sealed his fate for the weekend when he spun again upon entry into the hairpin.