To put it plainly; the second round of the KBS Malaya Drift Battle competition was a bitter sweet experience for Team Goodyear Sync Optima. Bitter for Jane for her engine decided to ‘kick the bucket’ mid way through the practice session on day one ! It was even more disappointing as Jane had gotten the course down and was drifting it worthy of a top 6 qualification run! It was so unfortunate as she was really looking forward to this event as it was to be the first time she will be flying the colors of her new sponsor ,RedBull along side our title sponsor Goodyear! Rest assured, Jane will bounce back and will do everyone proud on the up coming events…I am sure of it.
This event was sweet for me as this is my first win for the year 2011 but also this marks the first ever 1st place finish in a drifting competition on Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric tyres in Malaysia!!!
Though qualifying was in the dry, which I managed to bag 2nd place, the majority of the tandem battles was done in the wet/semi wet condition. As most of you know, the Asymmetric is phenomenal in the wet and this is what I attribute as the major contribution to my success in this competition!! I had grip in parts of the courses while others on other tyres had none.Thanks Goodyear 🙂
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric
Anyway, my apologies for the lack of photos as we our resident photographer ,Kevin Boey, was busy taking part in a Gymkhana event held at the parking space next to the drift course. Kevin got 8th in his class which isn’t too bad!!
Top 4 parade
Jane’s handiwork on my broken bumper…lots love and cable ties were put into it 🙂
Receiving my 1st place trophy..Yipeee!!!! Not only that, I got two more prizes for Best Performer and Best Disciplined Drifter ( that’s a first )!!!!!
.…..which I decided to present to our Sync Optima teammates during on our own mock prize giving ceremony: Cheryl Chew gets the Best Discipline trophy for studying hard , turning up for classes and on track for graduation this May, Mike Khong gets the Best Performer for somehow being able to avoid getting his lazy ass kicked out of uni for all these time! Such a performer , he is !! Last but not least Jane gets the 1st place throphy, for being my partner, spotter and my teammate in everything…oh yeah, the handsome dude in the green shirt is ‘Datuk’ Terence Lim who got 2nd in FR category in the Gymkhana event.He was reluctant to have his photo taken but I thought he was too sexy to not be included .Unfortunately Kevin Boey is not in the picture as he was at the pit taking care of our stuff…thanks buddy !!
1st Place Ariff Johanis Ahmad Goodyear Sync Optima
2nd Place Bullzai Formula MD Garage
3rd Place Tan Tat Wei Goodyear
4th Place Ken
DNS Azrina Jane Abdullah Goodyear Sync Optima
Best Performer and Best Discipline : Ariff Johanis Ahmad Goodyear Sync Optima