It wouldn’t be a round of the British Drift Championship without some drama! First of all, you may have noticed that Shane O’Sullivan’s S15 was absent from yesterday’s pictures, but we’ll get to that later…
Saturdays of BDC rounds are set aside for practice and qualifying, and in the practice rounds Shane Lynch was laying it down run after run in his S15.
Paul Smith also had no troubles with consistency in his S15, with his angle and speed both being spot on.
Brett Castle made his official debut in the Scooby and his wealth of experience immediately shone through as he tamed the notoriously unruly Impreza.
A BBC film crew was also present to interview Shane and to film the cars…we will reveal more information on this at a later date.
And finally, back to the aforementioned drama. It’s well known that there is often a last minute rush for the teams to prepare their cars in time for the first round of the championship, but this weekend Shane O’Sullivan moved the goal posts when it comes to cutting it fine. I’ll go into more detail in a subsequent post, but the car eventually arrived at the track just in time for the free practice laid on for the Super Pro drivers at the end of the day (due to Super Pro qualifying being postponed due to time and weather constraints). Shane wasted no time in getting out on track and immediately showed why he is one of the finest drifters in the BDC by hitting every clipping point, every time, in torrential weather.
With two rounds of Super Pro qualifying scheduled for tomorrow (along with the top 16 battles and a much better weather forecast!) here’s hoping the guys can repeat their successes of last season.
Stay tuned for more updates.