Singapore – Race promoter Singapore GP and Title Sponsor Singapore Airlines had earlier announced a collaboration to raise funds for Community Chest beneficiaries through a charity drive event titled Racing Hearts.
Beneficiaries and members of the public got to experience a fun-filled evening and partake in race-themed activities at the F1 Pit Building that was held on Saturday, 26 August from 5pm to 9pm.
For the first time in Singapore, the public got to enjoy free drifting demonstrations by Formula Drift professionals in a variety of iconic drift cars such as the Dunlop Toyota Chaser, Soarer and an assortment of Nissan Silvias.
One of the world’s top competitors, Kenshiro Gushi led the demo team. The US-based professional drifter will be supported by Malaysian Formula DRIFT Asia veterans Ivan Lau and Ee Yoong Cherng, as well as Singapore’s very own Ng Sheng Nian and Felix Lim.
Six lucky members of the public got front-row seats to the drifting action. To raise funds for charity, Singapore residents only needed to submit a minimum bid of S$200 for an exclusive opportunity to strap themselves in the passenger seat with Ken at the wheel.
9tro was on-site to catch all the sideways action, especially since the last time our sunny island saw any kind of Formula Drift event was more than five years ago. It was heartwarming to see the guys back in their machines and tearing up Turn 1 of the Singapore GP circuit.