Welcome to Drifting
Stance Auto Magazine welcomes you to the world of drifting! Learn everything you need to know about this exciting sport, from the basics to advanced techniques.
Welcome to Drifting, yes we all want to do it, we all love it, the sounds the danger the speed the smell, all of it, here you will find Teams, Clubs, Groups Track days, Interviews with teams and upcoming clubs, drivers and events.
What is Drifting?
Drifting is a driving style in which the driver uses the throttle, brakes, clutch, gear shifting and steering input to keep the car in a state of oversteer while manoeuvring from turn to turn. Drifters emphasise car control by coordinating the amount of countersteer (or opposite lock) with the simultaneous modulation of the throttle and brakes to shift the weight balance of the car back and forth through the turns. Furthermore, they strive to achieve this while adhering to the standard racing lines (or designated “clipping points” if drifting in competition) and maintaining extreme slip angles.
Track traditionalists are often quick to point out that drifting is not the fastest way around a racetrack – and they’d be right, but so what? What matters most with drifting, whether it’s at a grassroots practice day or an international competition, is having fun! There is something inherently exciting about negotiating a track with the car completely sideways, quickly countersteering in the direction of the slide while delicately modulating pressure on the throttle to balance the car. Not enough throttle and the car will lose momentum and straighten up – too much throttle and the car will spin out.
Many drivers really enjoy the fact that practising the art of drifting at grassroots events teaches them how to safely control a car at its limit, while others simply enjoy the adrenaline rush of throwing a car around a track while completely sideways with smoke billowing from the rear tyres. In its simplest sense, drifting translates to pure driving enjoyment and fun.
Drifting as a sport began on the mountain roads of Japan in the early 1990s and quickly gained momentum before the first round of D1GP was held in 2000. Petrolheads on the other side of the globe quickly picked up on this new and exciting sport as a result of videos downloaded from the internet and decided to give it a go themselves. Two of these enthusiasts were Phil Morrison and James Robinson, whose love for the sport soon led to them setting up Driftworks in 2004.
For more in-depth Knowledge and to keep up to date with, everything Drift why not head over to Driftworks Blog
When the lockdown is over and we can all start to drive our pride and Joy's anywhere we wish when all the events start up again, and we can actually go to them, we will be covering most of them, or have someone representing us, look out for us as we will be interviewing people, getting the low down on them and their cars, taking photos of all the cars and generally covering the entire events, so we can put it all on here for you to read and enjoy. Stay tuned
The best place to get more info and events info is from The British Drift Championship, the UK’s Professional Drift Series, is about to launch the #BDC2020 season and continues to push the boundaries of what is possible behind the wheel. If you want an adrenaline-charged, loud, fast-paced, and in your face form of motorsport entertainment then look no further,
This is a full recap of last year from BDC, it was a fantastic season, with some really awesome races, they had events at the Three Sisters race circuit and plan to do the same this season, which is great because it's local to me.
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