Meeting Daigo Saito

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Having slept at 3am and getting up at 5.30am for my 7.10am flight this morning, i’m feeling quite stoned now. Landed in KLIA at about 8am, queued at customs for nearly an hour, then made my way to Merdeka Square where Formula Drift Malaysia is being held this year.


The press conference started at about 10.30am where some of the drivers were present to give some comments. After that there were photo taking opportunities where the drivers were made to hold up alphabets spelling out F-O-R-M-U-L-A D-R-I-F-T.

Ryan Sage then took some of the media for a track walk where he explained the clipping points. The track this time is a first of its kind for Formula Drift Asia, with all three clipping points as rear clipping points.

Finally, i did two driver interviews – with Charles Ng and Daigo Saito – before taking a break to blog and upload pics onto Facebook. Charles is a cool guy from Hong Kong, but is currently based in the US. He finished his Masters in econs and was working in investment banking before he quit to race full-time this year. He speaks well, has quite a cute face, strong family background, is talented in driving and is only 26 years old. But i think he has a gf back in the US!


As for Daigo Saito.. who doesn”t know him? 2008 D1GP Champion!!!

And i got Daigo Saito’s autographs! :)

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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