A fleshy enviornment of 24 Drifting Cup entrants has been printed ahead of subsequent month’s FIA Motorsport Video games (1-3 November).
Every competitor will portray their dwelling nation at the multidisciplinary event’s inaugural working, which is bright to gawk Rome act as the host metropolis while the nearby Vallelunga Circuit stages on-track actions. The contest will happen under floodlights on Friday and Saturday evenings, utilising allotment of Vallelunga’s basic straight and the complicated between turns 10 and 14.
One of six distinctive disciplines that will create up the FIA Motorsport Video games, the Drifting Cup has attracted a ambitious enviornment of internationally recognised opponents. These are the medal hopefuls with their sights role on gold:
AUSTRIA: Austria will name upon Daniel Brandner as it goes looking out out out Drifting Cup glory. Nicknamed “Brandy”, the 28-year-outmoded at the second competes within the Drift Masters European Championship and delivered a season-easiest exhibiting throughout the latest day out to Latvia. Brandner will utilize the wheel of an Austrian-liveried BMW E46 when he hits the track at Vallelunga.
BELARUS: Belarus will name upon Dmitry Nahula as its Drifting Cup consultant at the FIA Motorsport Video games. The skilled campaigner is a past domestic champion and currently completed fourth within the hotly contested Eastern European Drifting Cup. Section of a ambitious Belarusian contingent for the FIA Motorsport Video games, Nagula will tackle the event in a Nissan 200SX.
CZECH REPUBLIC: The Czech Republic’s Drifting Cup effort will seemingly be led by Michal Reichert. The 31-year-outmoded is identified domestically for competing within the Czech Drift Assortment, while his world exploits have included promising results within the Drift Masters European Championship. The Czech contender will tackle a BMW M3 E92 at the 1-3 November event.
DENMARK: Dennis Hansen will budge back and forth to Rome with Body of workers Denmark’s hopes of Drifting Cup gold on his shoulders. A feeble motocross rider, Hansen has trip of the Drift Masters European Championship and the domestic Nordic Drift Assortment. He’ll force a Nissan Silvia S15 fitted with a Toyota Supra engine at this year’s FIA Motorsport Video games.
ESTONIA: Even though a rather minute nation, Estonia has produced a ambitious amount of motorsport talent in latest years. The waft self-discipline has been no exception and the nation will have excessive hopes for Ao Vaida at this year’s FIA Motorsport Video games. The Estonian will force the common BMW E36 mannequin when he represents his fatherland at Vallelunga.
FINLAND: Finland enjoys an effectively-known motorsport heritage, highlighted by several legendary rally drivers and circuit racers. With drifting combining components of these two very heaps of disciplines the nation must be a indispensable medal contender, with Juha Pöytälaakso using Body of workers Finland’s BMW M3 E92. Love any of his FIA Motorsport Video games rivals, the 30-year-outmoded also competes within the Drift Masters European Championship. He’s also the winner of the 2019 Iron Drift King held at Ferropolis, identified as the “metropolis of iron”.
FRANCE: Body of workers France has set aside its faith in Benjamin Boulbès for the day out to Rome. The Toulouse-essentially based ace is the effective reference in French waft competition, having claimed 5 domestic titles over the course of his occupation. Boulbès has also prolonged his interests past his fatherland to compete in events across Europe, along with the Drift Masters European Championship. He’ll force a BMW M3 E93 as he goes for gold at Vallelunga.
GEORGIA: Body of workers Georgia’s BMW E36 will seemingly be pushed by Mevlud Meladze, who involves the FIA Motorsport Video games with a heaps of background. Meladze first stumbled on popularity as a champion fighter competing within the Soviet martial artwork Sambo, a hit gold at the 1991 European Cup. He has since switched his consideration to the circuit, first as a racer and extra currently in waft competitions. He would possibly be a avenue safety campaigner and amongst the main figures in Georgian motorsport.
GREECE: Stale factual 17, Body of workers Greece driver Stavros Grillis would possibly be the youngest contender within the Drifting Cup category at this year’s FIA Motorsport Video games. The newborn has been honing his skills since the age of 11 and comes with intensive trip in his fatherland and the wider Mediterranean get 22 situation. This year Grillis stepped up to the Drift Kings International Europe Assortment and completed a ambitious sixth within the standings. His machine of different is a Toyota AE 86.
HUNGARY: Body of workers Hungary printed its fleshy FIA Motorsport Video games line-up at a press conference earlier this week, naming Zoltán Szántó as its consultant for the Drifting Cup. Szántó has established his popularity by competing across Europe, along with outings within the Czech and Adria Drift Assortment. He’ll be one in every of four hopefuls at the wheel of a BMW M3 E92, the most well-preferred mannequin amongst this year’s Drifting Cup contenders.
ITALY: Body of workers Italy will enviornment a Toyota GT 86 as Federico Sceriffo tackles the Drifting Cup on dwelling soil. A local of Milan, Sceriffo has bigger than 15 years’ trip within the self-discipline. Amongst his occupation highlights, the Italian has earned success in D1GP, the International Drifting Champions Cup and the Red Bull Drifting Fight.
KUWAIT: A motivate-to-motivate winner of Kuwait’s King of Drift title in 2017-2018, Ali Makhseed is an considerable candidate to portray his nation at the FIA Motorsport Video games. Riding a Nissan 240SX, Makhseed is the appropriate Drifting Cup contender from the Center-East, a get 22 situation whereby the self-discipline enjoys main popularity.
LATVIA: Body of workers Latvia will entrust its hopes at the FIA Motorsport Video games to Edmunds Berzins, who will force a BMW E46 bright by UE Motosports. Berzins will arrangement upon his latest trip ending fourth within the NEZ Good Drift Championship, as effectively as a domestic occupation that entails a hit the 2019 Latvian Drifting Championship.
LITHUANIA: Lithuania’s consultant will seemingly be Benediktas Čirba, who will force BMW’s common E46 mannequin. Love many of his rivals Čirba comes with trip within the Drift Masters European Championship. He completed a gain eighth overall in this year’s standings and likewise clinched the 2019 Lithuanian Championship.
MALTA: The Maltese effort will seemingly be spearheaded by Kane Pisani. A contender in Drift Start, his car of different is a Toyota Supra. Pisani will portray the smallest nation competing for Drifting Cup gold at this year’s FIA Motorsport Video games, with Malta’s population estimated to be around 493,500.
NETHERLANDS: The Netherlands will have indispensable medal aspirations as they name upon the currently crowned Drift Kings International Europe Assortment champion Rick Van Goethem. Having already taken on and crushed many of his Drifting Cup opponents in 2019, Van Goethem will seemingly be amongst the favourites at the wheel of his Nissan Skyline R33.
NORWAY: The Norwegian flag will seemingly be flown by Odd-Helge Helstad, who will pilot Nissan’s 200SX mannequin at the FIA Motorsport Video games. The 23-year-outmoded has already enjoyed indispensable success within the self-discipline: he was Norwegian junior champion in 2014, and in 2016 obtained the Norwegian Powerdrift sequence ahead of along with the senior Norwegian title in 2017.
PORTUGAL: Body of workers Portugal has launched that this would possibly maybe enviornment Diogo Manuel Dias Correia at the FIA Motorsport Video games. The 23-year-outmoded is the latest Portuguese Drift Championship title holder and leads the standings yet again this season. Love any of his rivals, he’ll pilot a BMW M3 E92 as he looks to be like so that you just can add the Drifting Cup gold medal to his resume.
ROMANIA: Body of workers Romania will name upon Vlad Andrei Stanescu, who will whisk the Drifting Cup gold medal at the wheel of a BMW M1. Competing within the acquainted colours of his nation’s flag, Stanescu comes with treasured trip within the main Drift Masters European Championship
RUSSIA: Russia is one in every of the main forces in drifting, with several of its top performers ranking amongst the considerable within the alternate. The nation’s consultant at the FIA Motorsport Video games will seemingly be Ilia Fedorov, one in every of the basic drivers within the Russian Drift Assortment and a top-10 finisher at final year’s FIA Intercontinental Drifting Cup. The 33-year-outmoded will tackle the event aboard a Nissan Silvia S14.
SLOVAKIA: Body of workers Slovakia has set aside its faith in János Onódi, who will force a BMW E36 as he chases Drifting Cup glory. Nicknamed “Dianos”, the 29-year-outmoded is a conventional competitor within the Czech Drift Assortment. Certainly, there will seemingly be heaps of competition with the neighbouring Czech Republic as both nations contend for the medal positions at Vallelunga.
SWEDEN: Sweden’s hopes of Drifting Cup gold relaxation with Christian Erlandsson. A conventional contender within the Drift Masters European Championship, he’ll tackle the FIA Motorsport Video games in a Subaru BRZ. With affirmation of Sweden’s entry alongside Denmark and Norway, there would possibly be impressive participation amongst the Scandinavian nations.
SWITZERLAND: Body of workers Switzerland will seemingly be represented by one in every of Europe’s brightest talents, Yves Meyer, who final year completed as runner-up within the prestigious FIA Intercontinental Drifting Cup. The 28-year-outmoded would possibly be a main contender within the Drift Kings International Europe Assortment and Oman International Drift Assortment. Meyer will budge for gold at the wheel of a Swiss-liveried BMW M2.
UKRAINE: Ukraine will name upon one in every of Europe’s main waft opponents, Dmitriy Illyuk, who will utilize the wheel of a Nissan 200SX. With a diverse competitive background that entails roam racing and rallying, Illyuk at the second contests the Drift Kings International Assortment. He took victory earlier this year in Hungary on path to tenth within the discontinue-of-season standings.
The Drifting Cup is the second of six FIA Motorsport Video games categories to narrate its fleshy entry checklist following the day past’s announcement of the GT Cup hopefuls. The contenders in four extra disciplines will seemingly be confirmed over the impending days, with the Touring Automotive Cup, Formula 4 Cup, Karting Slalom Cup and Digital Cup entry lists all role to be confirmed. Fat carrying and technical regulations for every category will also be stumbled on at FIA.com.