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2012 Maxxis Tyres British Drift Championship Schedule

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The British Drift Championship moves into it’s fifth year and is the UK’s premier professional series. Entries to the championship are at record levels with drivers from across Europe registering their intention to take part – France, Holland, Italy, Belgium, Portugal and Ireland to name a few!

Each event in 2012 will take place over a minimum of two days. This will allow for practice and qualifying on day one and day two will be used for the all-important finals. For the first time in the championship’s history there is set to be a minimum of a top 16 final in each of the three classes. Please see below for the details of each round of the 2012 Maxxis Tyres British Drift Championship.

Round 1 – Run the Gauntlet
Teesside Autodrome, Middlesborough
21st April – 22nd April 2012

Following the return of drifting to Teesside in 2011, we return to the starting point of the BDC back in 2008. This venue offers the perfect mix of fast flowing corners mixed with tight technical sections to test drivers to the max.]

Round 2 – Night Fight
Norfolk Arena, Kings Lynn
1st June – 2nd June 2012

We return to the venue which gives us the closest driving from any event on the calendar. With the finals run under the floodlights this is a spectacle not to be missed!

Round 3 – Return to the Thunderdrome
Teesside Autodrome, Middlesborough
29th June – 1st July 2012

We return to Teesside for the second time due to the fantastic benefits the venue offers. However the track layout will be altered to offer a totally different challenge to the drivers.

A change to the first announcement to incorporate the annual Team Triple Drift Event. For the first time in the BDC’s history we will see the team event at the birth place of the BDC – Teesside. With more teams than ever registering to take part this will be an event that simply can not be missed.

Round 4 – King of the Hill
Lydden Hil, nr Canterbury, Kent
11th August – 12th August 2012

We head to the far south east of the UK and return to the undulating track of Lydden Hill. The dops and falls of this track means the drivers must find the perfect mix of balance and bravery to conquer The Hill.

Round 5 – Battle of Britain
Silverstone, Northants
2nd September

The home of British Motorsport will be the host for round 5 for the Super Professional Class. This will be the main attraction of the UK’s largest car show Trax. Entry speed of 100mph are the norm and backwards entries will get the 15,000 strong crowd wanting more!

Round 6 – Judgement Day
Knockhill Circuit, Fife, Scotland
29th September – 30th September 2012

We head north of the border into Scotland for judgement day. We have saved the driver’s favourite track until last. The first corner is not only fast but the apex is blind! Bravery, skill and perfect judgement are all required to get it right! Then its time to slow the cars down for the tricky right hander which has seen many visits to the gravel that awaits.

“We have drivers from across Europe registering to take part in the championship in 2012, this show the whole BDC team will keep pushing the sport forward in the right direction.”
Mark Buckle – BDC Director

 

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