2012 recap and 7 months into 2013 in a single post


2012 was a year that we took a hiatus on competitive drifting as we only competed in two events throughout the  year.

BatuPahatBatu Pahat Drift Challenge 2012 where I placed 3rd

KBS 2ndand KBS Drift Challenge Round 1 where I bagged 2nd place..

We did however competed in quiet a number of Gymkhana and Autocross event for the last year

thropiesWe fared decently  considering I have a lot more to learn when it came to gymkhana  driving techniques and  the car used during competition is not considered to be ideal as it was  laggy  and had gearings that is too high for this genre of competition. We had fun neverthelessxtrack2012 also had us teaming up with Petronas Malaysia where we had the opportunity to represent them in promoting their Primax Xtra fuel in a form of a drift ride road tour in  whic had us traveling to 10 different states around Malaysia.

GT radial

Most notably  2012 was the year that had Jane and I brought into the GT Radial tires family. With the support of Heap Joo sdn bhd, the Malaysian Distributor. Jane and I are currently representing and competing with their extremely high performance tires!!

176716_358903897531506_2054350312_oThough having a fairly hectic schedule, we did manage to slot in quiet  a handful of SODA classes.


2013 saw me doing some  work with car manufactures as  an instructor.

miniMini Cooper






Volkswagon Golf GTI    946206_472917342796827_688295292_nKia 487627_450829161672312_2123563252_nPorsche


We are also fortunate to be able to work with Bank Muamalat in their road tour event where we gave drift rides to their clients  held in  Selangor, Kelantan and Terengganu . with 3 more other states due soonDSC_5563Mid this year saw us organizing the launching of the GT Radial Champiro SX2 tires in Malaysia


Dealers and participants were given first hand experience on the tires in car fitted with the GT Radial Champiro SX2


A gymkhana competition was also held on that day where an almost 100% success rate was achieved when all 11 of  the sponsored SX2 competitors out of 24 drivers competed had all podiumed in their respective classes


On the circuit, the Megalap competition held on that day , saw  the all the sponsored drivers  either improving on their previous timings or had podium in their respective classes. This is a true testament of how well these tires performs!


2013 had Jane and I  back into competitive drifting with us participating in the Federal PRO AM Drift series. I have to admit my debut into competition was not exactly spectacular due to some confusion with what the exact criteria the judges were looking for .But I had slowly progressed on the subsequent rounds..

482731_420139681407927_25423525_n I managed to bag a 3rd on round 2


922983_449497401805488_1214465079_n and a first in round 3


1044009_492286627520934_235876209_nJane has been improving steadily with qualifying as high as 9th amongst the big names and finishing into the top 8’s in recent competitions as the RacePod drift series held in Malacca !

Well I hope this brief insight of what had happened these past 7 months justifies me not  updating this blog  but I do however vow to do weekly updates from now on.

Watch this space !!


2013: OMG!! How time flies!!!


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photo by McclubZ

We’re way past the half way mark into the year 2013 and there hasn’t been any update since December 2012 !! My sincere apologies good people and I promise to keep this blog going with weekly up dates..Please stay tuned as alot had happened this past 7 months or so!! Do check out our fan page for more stuff 🙂  Jane’s Page   Ariff’s Page  Sync Optima’s Page

Conemasters International Gymkhana Series Round 4@ Sepang International Circuit 16th Dec 2012

After clinching 3 consecutive first place finishes at the Conemasters International Gymkhana Series, it would appear that the odds of me winning the final round of this series would be appear pretty slim; not only were the level of  competitors  getting higher but also the fact that Jane and I were across the ocean ,in east Malaysia doing the Petronas X track tour .

We  were only scheduled back on the day after the competition but  by some means or rather , we were able to get a flight back on the day of the competition.The earliest flight out was at 10am and that would give us an estimated time of arrival of  approximately 12pm , factor in the luggage retrieval , custom clearance and transport from the airport to Sepang Circuit, would mean that we could make it to the competition at 1pm. I called Ben Loh, the organiser, and was given the assurance that though the event starts at 9am, timed runs were only done after lunch which was about 2.00pm. This would mean that I wouldn’t have the luxury of having practice and have to dive straight into the competition. With an average of 6 runs,based on the previous rounds, where only a single best run is taken,not being able to practice did not bother me much.

So Jane and I drove our cars and had it parked at Sepang International Circuit before flying off to East Malaysia for the Petronas tour . This will enable us to have the cars there  when were arrive back from the Tour and not waste precious time getting our cars and driving it to Sepang.

photo by Konmei Motorsport

Thankfully everything went on as  planned on the event day ; the flight  arrived in LCCT airport on  time and we got to the track by 12.45pm. To our relief , there were still competitors practicing and we both managed to get enough runs to get the course down.

photo by Hei Snap

The course was fairly easy to remember and basically made full use of the whole paddock parking  5 and 6. So there were alot of straights in between each cone formation which made traction  coming out of them essential to get the best possible time.


photo by Ridehunters

This appeared to be fairly easy as  the car seems to hook up rather effortlessly , which was attributed to the 245/40/17  GT Radial Champiro HPY tyres I was using on all four corners! The thing about the HPYs are they tend to work just as well on low tyre temperature which a lot of the Gymkhana drivers where struggling with when using semi’s or other UHP tyres as the wait for their runs usually causes the tyres to cool down below its optimum temperature. Our experience with the HPY tyres were only in drift application and that was  only in the wet which they work exceptionally well  but I was  amazed with its performance during grip events and strongly recommend them  to those shopping for a tyre that does it all!


We also managed to test the tyres out in the wet as it started to rain towards the end of the event and as expected the HPY asymmetric tyre design with its superior wet performance had me running 2 secs faster than the other competitors and only towards the end my wet time was beaten merely by 0.4 sec by a competitor running on a 4WD drive train


Photo by Hei Snap

Jane was running on fairly similar set up but with a narrower 235/45/17  GT Radial HPY tyres  in front and held 4th position strongly till the end of the event.


Photo by Ridehunters

Once again, I had won the another Conemasters International Gymkhana series , which makes it 4 in a row ,a feat I’m fairly proud of as I am considered fairly new in this genre of motorsport and  had the opportunity to go against my peers and ‘sifus’ who I believe are the creme of the crop in the Auto cross/Gymkhana scene.The credit should go to all the those who had guided me and fed me with tips and information to raise my game. Not to forget to Heap Joo and GT Radial for making those kick ass tyres that gave me the upper hand against the other competitors .

Photo by PhotoMeisterCHEAKAJANE :p


RWD Category

1st ARIFF JOHANIS AHMAD Team Sync Optima GT Radial

2nd Abdul Hafiz Team WHITELINE

3rd Mickey Teoh

4th Azrina Jane Team Sync Optima GT Radial