The inaugural event in the 2010 British Drift Championship season began with a big success for Team Driftworks Federal Tyres where experienced veteran Phil Morrison was on the pole position in one of the Britain’s premier drifting series. The five-round competition is a grueling test of man and machine. It aims to represent the best in multi-class drifting throughout Britain by involving a larger international field of drivers spanning all categories. Moreover, this season marks running of BDC events on Silverstone’s legendary Stowe Circuit and Knockhill Racing Circuit for the very first time, and the back-to-back weekend at Silverstone is certainly one for drift fans to relish.
Birmingham based Team Driftworks Federal Tyres have a reputation as being extremely competitive and it has had more wins in Europe than any other team. Earlier on BDC, ‘new-comer' Phil Morrison’s Toyota-powered Nissan S15, took first place in qualifying with a score of 95 out of 100 to secure the win. After making it through to the finals during the Pro-Level competition, Phil Morrison in the Driftworks S15 ended up against Simon Perry’s R33 GTS-T, but continued to dominate as he nailed the next two runs during a twin drift battle. Some aggressive driving throughout the day had given him the advantage and the top spot of the podium.
This knockout result by Morrison is a testament to his determination to succeed and Federal’s commitment to the sport of professional drifting in the UK. Following his first victory of the season, the Federal driver once again had high praise for the 595 RS-R ultra high performance sport tyre. In a quick comment to the press he said, “I was on a mission to go out as a winner; with that in mind, I drove the track at full speed during the course of the event. It was a great chance to see how the skill level had improved.” “The 595 RS-R tyres were specifically designed for drifting, and they delivered stunning grip and consistency when accelerating from the starting line. With such a positive start, I’m really looking forward to celebrating another outstanding weekend in motorsports where I’m hoping to add more wins to my tally.”
What a great way to kickoff the 2010 British Drift Championship season. The next round of the series will travel to the Grand Prix circuit of Silverstone. We are confident to see Phil flying Federal colors to challenge the technical, historic and high profile venue on BDC calendar on May 23rd .