Formula DRIFT Malaysia Pre-Race Conference Highlights

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The VIP panel for the press conference included Encik Zulkifli Bin Ibrahim, Deputy Director General of Planning for Kuala Lumpur City Hall (Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur is the local authority charged with the administration of Kuala Lumpur); Mr Edward Mamahit, Head of Global Marketing & Business Development, PT Multistrada Arah Sarana Tbk (Achilles); Mr Harvey Davis, Vice President (Event Management Group), ESPN STAR Sports; and Mr Marcus Lim, Co-Founder of Formula Drift Asia and Driftpac.

Joining the panel on stage were drivers Daigo Saito, Robbie Nishida, Kiki Sak Nana, Josh Boettcher, Muhammad Rulli Armando, Manabu Orido, Ariff Johanis, Lim Zee King, Tan Tat Wei and Ivan Lau.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Formula DRIFT Indonesia Live Broadcast on ESPN

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Here’s your chance to check out the Formula Drift Indonesia LIVE broadcast. There are 3 parts to the 2 hour long ESPN broadcast on the ESPN Asia Pacific Network.

PART 1:

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PART 2:

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Formula DRIFT ASIA Round 2 – Indonesia

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Achilles Formula Drift Indonesia, presented by Mahkota Promotion will premiere many firsts for the sport in Asia including a LIVE Telecast of the Top 8 races on ESPN and Global TV on Sunday 30 Oct from 2-4pm local time and the largest ever grand prize in the history of the Asian Drift Series- $25,000 USD!

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More Racing and Rocking Beats Expected at VIP Formula Drift Singapore 2011 Presented by Achilles Radial

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May 19, 2011 – Singapore – For the first time, motorsport fans in Singapore can look forward to a thrilling combination of howling engines, screaming tyres, and an electrifying line-up of party beats and entertainment acts as the fourth edition of the VIP Formula Drift Singapore Presented by Achilles Radial returns on 11 and 12 June 2011 at the iconic F1 Pit Building.

In addition to showcasing the region’s top drivers, this year’s event aims to elevate the spectators’ experience with an exciting mix of the best drifting action and entertainment. Organised by ESPN STAR Sports Events Management (ESS) with the support of Title Sponsor VIP Luxury, Formula Drift fans can expect more than just a motoring spectacle with an exciting line-up of musical artistes, promising to keep everyone’s engines revving late into the night.

This is the first time that VIP Luxury is involved with a sporting event, and is looking to make an impact with the drifting event, which has already established a strong following in Singapore. VIP Luxury will be going all out to make sure that guests are entertained throughout the evening, with VIP Rock the Rabbit Festival, pulling out all the stops by bringing down the world famous Playboy Playmate DJs, DJ Roxanne Dawn and DJ Diamond to keep fans entertained for the entire night.

Nick Leese, Chairman of VIP Luxury said, “We are all extremely excited about our new partnership as it combines the energy, attitude and atmosphere that we aim to achieve at all of our VIP Luxury parties. The audience will not be disappointed with what we have lined up for them, and it will definitely set the bar in the sporting scene!”

The Playboy-themed festival will also kick off with a casting call for all prospective Playboy Bunnies, as well as a VIP fashion show and Playboy Art Gallery. The festival will also include a special art gallery dedicated to the legendary Playboy Magazine Covers, as well as interviews with celebrities. VIP guests will have access to the Mansion Hospitality Suites, getting the full Playboy treatment.

“All of us at ESS are eagerly looking forward to this year’s VIP Formula Drift Singapore 2011 Presented by Achilles Radial and feel it will be the best one yet with this elite group of world-class drift drivers,” said Mr. Harvey Davis, Vice-President, ESS Events Management Group. “At the same time, we have seen how well entertainment and motorsport have gelled together and we hope that our partnership with VIP Luxury will make for a unique spectator experience that will elicit a greater sense of excitement and energy next month, and elevate the Singapore leg into a prominent event in South East Asia..”

VIP Formula Drift Singapore 2011 Presented by Achilles Radial has established itself on the region’s sporting calendar, attracting top drifting talents and interest from all across Asia. This year’s event continues its strong global flair with more than 45 drivers coming from Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, China, Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong, and New Zealand. With top international drivers such as Japan’s Robbie Nishida, Australia’s Joshua Boettcher and last year’s Formula Drift Asian Champion Tengku Djan Ley, the ‘Prince of Drift’, from Malaysia, this year should be one of the most competitive in the event’s history.

The Singapore event is the first of a four-leg series for Achilles Asian Drift Series which will be followed by events in Indonesia in October, Thailand in November and the year-end Grand Finale this December in Malaysia.

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Formula DRIFT Returns to Singapore

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Get ready for some high octane action as the third edition of Formula Drift slides into Singapore this April.

Counter steers, over steers, Donuts and Choku-Dori will be just some of the technical terms on the lips of spectators as they witness the adrenaline-pumping action of the Formula Drift Singapore 2010 Powered by Nissan when it returns to the Republic on 24 and 25 April 2010 at the F1 Pit Building.

Organisers ESPN STAR Sports (ESS) and DriftPac announced the event’s return on Thursday.

Spectators can expect a hair-raising experience as finalists burn up the course two-at-a-time, often only inches apart, featuring aggressive side-by-side action, nail-biting power slides and spectacular speed along a series of tight corners as powerful engines roar while tires bellow smoke.

The event has become a sporting calendar highlight, attracting regional interest and talent, as well as a record number of 45 drivers hailing from Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, China, Hong Kong, Japan and New Zealand.

Japanese Champion and Top Formula DRIFT USA Pro Ryuji Miki will also be in town to add to the competitive edge of the drivers.

Having secured second placing in the Thailand and Las Vegas editions of Formula Drift, Miki will be a top contender for the title here.

Said an excited Miki, “Formula Drift Singapore 2010 will be my first race of the season, and I am very excited to return to Singapore to battle against some of the region’s most promising and talented drifters.”

“I have fond memories competing in the country, having clinched the Formula Drift Singapore title in 2008.”

With the sport garnering more interest and participation in Singapore and in Asia, I am certain that it will be a spectacular championship event next month. I will be aiming to do my best, and hopefully win here again!”

For the second year in a row, ESS will be organising the Formula Drift Singapore 2010.

“We are thrilled to be organizing and staging this year’s Formula Drift Singapore once again, especially with such a high level of competition,” said Mr. Harvey Davis, Vice-President, ESS Events Management Group.

“We are also proud to have helped Formula Drift Singapore grow locally and regionally through the broadcast of the event highlights across our footprint, reaching 300 million viewers in 24 countries.

This year, we have more major sponsors onboard, a testament to the rapid growth of public interest for this event since its inaugural meet in 2008. With such a talented and promising line-up, Singaporeans can be guaranteed an exciting time once again.”

Having brought the format of Formula Drift to Singapore, Mr. Marcus Lim, General Manager of DriftPac will be acting as the official Technical Consultant of the event. He has gained an invaluable amount of experience since organising the race for the first time in 2008, and expressed his thoughts on the sport’s growth.

Lim said, “It’s heartening to see the event grow from the very first year, into a sporting calendar highlight amongst motoring and sporting fans.

Thanks to Formula One, motorsports in Singapore have seen a drastic increase in interest, and I am very happy to be able to present to Singaporeans another platform to showcase and feed their interest.”

The passion and popularity of Formula Drift in Singapore is best exemplified as the Republic has also been slated as one of the countries to host the Asian Drift Series in 2011.