BDC 2010 Semi-Pro Rd.2 @ Llandow – Qualifying

May 2, 2010


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The horrible earlier-than-usual wake up on a Saturday morning was excused by the fact that I was going down to Llandow for the day to watch British grassroots drifting at it’s best.

I figured some of you guys would have found out the winner by now and if not well here: Ian Phillips in the SkylineOwners.com R33.

Now onto the day…

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Hopped into my friends Fiesta at 10 and we made our way down to the track. It’s a half hour drive from Cardiff although my friend decided it was best that he chose the shortest route instead of the quickest on the sat-nav. Ended up driving through the middle of nowhere.

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As we got there, I got the feeling that this was going to be a proper grassroots event, where everyone knows everyone and people are drifting to enjoy themselves and fuel their natural competitiveness.

The cars ranged from this missile looking RPS13 to more professional looking machines. This guy represents low budget drifting at its best, love it, drift what you have and have fun in the process.

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Here’s what the more pro looking teams looked like; tents and trucks, the lot.
Unfortunately Danielle had some engine tuning problems and could not put down a solid run during qualifying.

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John Glaister was looking hot in practice.

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SR20 powered Laurel.

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Bryan Alban’s R324 was looking hot as usual.

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Never saw this car on track, seemed to be having problems…

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Martin Griffith’s E30 335i was one of my favourite cars of the day. The tuck at the back was stupid awesome and he was driving great all day.

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Dirt drop, damn cone in the way.

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My attempt at a panning shot.. mhh?

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Ghetto.

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Wasn’t feeling the pink.

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Team Green.

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Technically one of the best cars there, the build quality was top notch and the LS swap sounded orgasmic.

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Sooo perfect looking, it hit one of the barriers during one of the tandem battles and I almost cried, luckily there was no visual damage.

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Launch Motorsport drift team.

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I still don’t know how I feel about coloured smoke, I starting to think I don’t like it. White smoke is heavenly.

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Commence smoke manufacturing machine.

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Team Green.

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To be honest with you, I don’t know what the qualifying order was. The Llandow speaker system was rubbish and it all sounded like noise…

After all that it was lunch break time and I was quite impressed with the level of drifting. The Llandow course was extremely technical with 6 corners all in the matter of 100m and there were some solid runs… The Welsh weather held in till lunch but then it got interesting. More to come…

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