Charles Ng tops FIA Intercontinental Drifting Cup qualifying
Charles Ng emerged on top in a qualifying session for the third model of the FIA Intercontinental Drifting Cup held at Tsukuba Circuit in Japan
The faded World Touring Car bizarre started his weekend on a support foot, having suffered gearbox points at some level of Friday’s practice runs.
Then all over again, the driver from Hong Kong came support stronger on Saturday to ranking 93 parts out of a which that you just would be in a position to own 100 at some level of his excessive-energy second bustle. The driver of the Nissan Silvia S14 modified into essentially the most productive one who exceeded 90 parts at some level of solo qualifying runs.
2nd space went to most productive of the locals, Yukio Matsui, who drove his Mazda RX-7 very aggressively at some level of his second bustle to ranking 90 parts.
Final yr’s winner, Georgy Chichyan rounded out the extinguish three, having scored 89 parts in his second bustle aboard his Nissan Silvia S15.
Four-time title winner within the extremely-competitive Diagram Drift Japan, Andrew Gray certified fourth, one space earlier than Masashi Yokoi.
Michael ‘Angry Mike’ Whiddett did no longer provoke his drift in time going across the inside clipping level on his second bustle and didn’t ranking any parts. 82 parts develop the first bustle had been profitable ample to give the Contemporary Zealander fifth space.
Sixth went to the 2017 FIA IDC winner Masato Kawabata, who modified into awarded 80 parts for his first bustle. He accomplished one level earlier than his teammate Hideyuki Fujino.
Final yr’s runner up, Yves Meyer, ended up ninth, having scored 77 parts at some level of his second bustle. The Swiss drifter is finding his feet in his new Toyota 86 following a swap develop BMW machinery.
The head 10 modified into rounded out by Feng Jenchih. The following places went to Tenhku Djan Ley, Chanatpon Kerpiam, Zijun Zhao, Chen Wen Qian and Ali Makhseed.
The closing will steal space at 12: 50 native time on Sunday and will most doubtless be streamed dwell.