[VIDEO] Formula Drift M’sia 2011: We have our Top 16!

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

The Formula Drift Malaysia track at Dataran Merdeka is simply begging for crashes as we witnessed all kinds of incidents unfold earlier this afternoon. 

 

Here are the results:

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Let me just do a quick recap of what happened during the Top 32 battles:

 

1. Daigo Saito vs. Rhenadi Arinton

RESULT: Daigo gets the win.

Daigo gets a straightforward win with his usual aggression – he should be given the nickname ‘Tandem Assassin’ man.

 

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2. Robbie Nishida vs. Rio SB

RESULT: Rio SB gets the win.

Robbie has been struggling with his car all weekend and he failed to make smooth runs.

 

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3. Ser Ming Hui (Ah Fai) vs. Josh Boettcher

RESULT: Ah Fai gets the win.

JB’s car could do with more power but he really tried his best and it just wasn’t enough.

 

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4. Davide Dorigo vs. Michael Gan

RESULT: Davide gets the win.

Michael made a huge correction during the first run when he was chasing, going off course. In the second run when Davide was chasing, he had a little correction but it wasn’t as big a mistake as Michael’s.

 

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5. Muhammad Rulli Armando vs. Chanatpon Kerdpiam (S Goodyear)

RESULT: S Goodyear gets the win.

This was the second most complicated battle in the Top 32. Armando was up to lead first and he made a jump start so a restart was given. During the restart, Armando messed up in the hairpin and caused S Goodyear to collide into him with nowhere to go. S got the advantage for that run and was given until the end of the Top 32 battles to repair his car. A good thing S Goodyear was on the left side of the bracket, giving him ample time to get his car fixed. He did make it back to the start line for his lead run and he pumped it up with a strong run, taking the win.

 

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6. Emmanuel Amandio vs. Muhammad Zaiham Hamdan (Bullzai)

RESULT: Amandio gets the win.

Good friends off the track (Bullzai is Amandio’s manager when he competes in Formula Drift USA), there is no friendship on the track man.. Bullzai made a mistake during the first run when he was chasing and went into the wall. Amandio gave a safe chase run and took the win.

 

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7. Saranon Pornpatanarak vs. Mervyn Nakamura

RESULT: Mervyn gets the win.

This is an upset – as Thai national drifting champion Non made a mistake during the chase run. Apparently his car has not recovered from the clutch problems it was facing yesterday.

 

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8. Ee Yoong Cherng vs. Lim Zee King

RESULT: Zee King gets the win.

This pair met in Formula Drift Singapore earlier this year and they meet here again. Yoong spun during the first run when he was leading, putting the ticket in Zee’s hand to take it home.

 

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9. Manabu Orido vs. Ivan Lau

RESULT: Orido gets the win.

Ivan Lau was one of the favourites for this weekend and he was putting in really good practice runs. Unfortunately a not-so-ideal qualifying session yesterday put him near the bottom of the list and that meant meeting strong competition in the early rounds. Orido totally owned it and created such a huge gap during the lead run, before giving a close chase to take the win.

 

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10. Tan Tat Wei vs. Daychapon Toyingcharoen (Pond)

RESULT: Tat Wei gets the win.

This is the most complicated battle of the Top 32. Pond was chasing TTW on the first run of the battle when he went off course and in the process dislodged a brick in the ground. This caused damage to the car and the battle had to be postponed till the end of the Top 32, so Pond had ample time to repair his car. He came back to the start line to do his lead run but this time TTW made contact with Pond’s rear and the run was disrupted. TTW was given 5 minutes to do the repair and Pond was given 15 minutes as it was TTW who hit him. Both of them came back to the start line but Pond’s car broke down at the start line. It was also discovered that there was damage to Pond’s car from the first accident (when he dislodged the brick) which was not properly fixed. TTW was able to go for the re-run but Pond’s car could not.

 

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11. Somchai Aroonrung (Ju) vs. Nattawoot Krerpradab (Oat)

RESULT: Ju gets the win.

 

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12. Hashiguti Anderson Toyoshi vs. Chaiwat Panthayangkool (Mai)

RESULT: Mai gets the win after a OMT. 

These are the videos of the first battle, before a OMT was called.

 

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13. Terdthoon Ruayjaroensap (D Kohkae) vs. Koh Kok Hoor (Ah Boy)

RESULT: D Kohkae gets the win.

 

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14. M. Hermawan vs. Auttapon Prakopkong (M PTT)

RESULT: M. Hermawan gets the win.

 

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15. Kiki Sak Nana vs. Thanapol Thongchua (Pete PTT)

RESULT: Kiki gets the win.

Ouch for Pete. 

 

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16. Nakarin Tawachpakdi (Tong) vs. Ariff Johanis.

RESULT: Tong gets the win.

 

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 For a clearer view of the battle bracket:

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.. and the other side of the bracket:

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