Finally back in my hotel room after a nice hot shower!
Clad in a cosy and warm bathrobe, i shall now continue to process photos of today (i took 1,300+ photos!!) and then i have articles to write.
But before that, i wanna share the Top 32 battle bracket with you:
There are some exciting ones to watch in the first round of tandem battles. Ryuji Miki meets D Wan, and so do Tengku Djan and Ah Fai. Daigo Saito and Miki will meet each other in the top 4 if they go all the way.
Qualifying was quite scary today, with experienced drifters like Ariff Johanis scoring zeros. Crashes are imminent, but this track is particularly crash-friendly, so many rear bumpers gone!
Miki did well during practice, but he screwed up his first run and the pressure was on him to score for the second run in order to qualify. He was the absolute last of the entire field of 43 drivers and all eyes were on him. Fortunately he pulled through with a score of 61.3 to qualify ninth!
There were some really good runs today, especially from Daynom Templeman (NZ) and Kokae (TH). Did you know that this Koh-Kae guy is the son of the Koh-Kae boss? I really love their peanuts! Apparently his dad named the company/brand after his son and every day his son clears out the factory car park so he can practise drifting.. haha!
Alrighty, i will be uploading more photos. Come back later…