Formula Drift M’sia 2011: Friday’s driver briefing and VIP rides!

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

Every day of the event there will be a compulsory drivers’ briefing to go through certain housekeeping rules, explain any changes, remind them of some regulations, announcing of results and more.


Drivers must attend the briefing in their racing suits and they must be on time. Any lapse in punctuality will result in a penalty, such as 15 or 30 minutes shaved off practice time.


All 44 drivers (except Jane Cheah who was excused for urgent family matters) were present at Friday’s drivers’ briefing and it was so nice to see so many familiar faces from the region’s drifting arena…













The PTT Performa Drift Team is here in full force with all 5 celebrity drifters here, including Pete Thongchua who is making his Formula Drift Asia debut!


After the briefing, there was a second session for pre-selected drivers to take VIP guests and media for some rides. There was one such session in the morning too..



The track has been altered quite significantly and we will witness a higher entry speed (about 15km/h higher – last year’s average was about 115km/h)! But for these rides, the drivers didn’t start at the start line all the way back so we will only get to see crazy speeds today…


More photos can be viewed here:

Related Formula Drift Malaysia stories:

> Friday set-up and driver registration

> Quick word with Daigo Saito

> Interview with Manabu Orido

> Driver quotes from the pre-race press conference

> Confirmed driver list for Formula Drift Malaysia!

> Preview - M150 Overdrive Team and their top driver Non are going all out!

> Preview - Malaysian national drift champion Ivan Lau eyes podium

> Preview - Formula Drift co-founder Ryan Sage and his thoughts on Malaysian drifting

> Preview - Can Daigo Saito win a fourth consecutive time?

> Preview - Max Orido is competing with Team RSR!

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