Yup, it took quite a long time, but I hope it was worth the wait because here is: The D1:10 Open European RC Drift Championship, more commonly referred to as the D1:10 Euro’s.
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We promised to keep you all updated on a daily basis, but sadly there was no active internet connection both at the track and in our bungalow…
.. and we spent most of our spare time streetracing and sitting in the sun too! But lets get cracking.
The day started with a driversbriefing. The D1:10 team thanked everyone for coming, whishing everyone the best of luck.
Michel explained the regulations both on and off the track, as well as explaining the schedule and answering questions from participants.
Owen aka Own or mister Cq2NoW is our head judge as well as the person responsible for the layout of the track. He always finds a way to entertain the audience. In some ways he is as much a character as “Santa” from Formula Drift. Even though he is mostly a cheerful guy..
… even he gets tired sometimes. Organizing an event of this magnitude isn’t easy, so it is quite understandable if he needs a moment of tranquility every now and then!
The Team Orange pits started turning orange again, with people showing their still-freshly-reeking-of-rubberglue shells for the first time!
This is Tijs’ creation, only half finished by this time. Even though he claims not being happy with the result, I personally think it’s pretty cool! He even thinks of selling it… who wants to buy a piece of history? 😀
Back to the cars. Here you can see the Danish driver Niklas Majgaard tearing it up with his Bosozoku-influenced Kenmeri Skyline. Don’t you just love the livery on that thing!
Here you can see Edo taking a corner. Because the surface/tires combo was so different from what we are used it took a really long time(in my case till monday) in order to get your setup just right. By the way, you can recognise the TWS shells from having purple splashes in stead of blue ones!
Because of the surface there was a lot of dust in the air and on the track. This combined with flash photagraphy because of the low light-intensity made for some interesting shots… you can see the dust particles floating in the air to the right of Edwin-san’s FC3S Ute!
Edwin wasn’t the only one who chose to build an RX-7 FC..
.. because I had decided to build a FC as well! I like my TWSxTouge shell so much that I wanted another one, in a different style. Built in only 1 week and then only in the evening hours, this shell came out rather nice if you ask me! Stay tuned for a more in-depth feature! The other 2 cars are Edwins Ute and Masami-san’s boxart Samurai FC. Speaking of him..
.. Masami Hirosaka, 14x IFMAR World Champion, came all the way from Japan to support team Yokomo at the D1:10 worlds. He is a very nice and modest man, with a real passion for RC cars. He even drove my TC-H in a tunnel under the interstate after having had lunch at Burger King!
Bart, Ricardo, Rick and I have made >9000 pictures combined, so please bear with us for some more time. Stay tuned for more!