Exciting news from the world of high-octane racing! The Drift Kings International Series kicked off their season on April 15-16 with a thrilling race at the Tököl track in Hungary.
With 40 contestants spread across three categories – Pro, Pro2, and Drift Queen – the competition was fierce, and the track was designed to be extremely challenging, with tight corners and fast passes.
The two-day program was jam-packed with exciting action, starting with the judges’ briefing for the competitors at 8:30 am on Saturday, followed by free practice for all competitors at 9:00 am. Later in the day, we witnessed the qualification session for the Hungarian local championship, and then Drift Kings drivers had an official qualification session.
Tamas Magyar was best in the qualifying with 90 points beating Lithuanian Gediminas Levickas (88 points) and Robi Hatvani (87 points). Austrian Clemens Kauderer achieved the highest entry speed of 105 kph.
Francesco Giori from Italy took first place in the Pro2 category with 73.50 points, while in the Drift Queen category, Sandra Janusauskaite from Lithuania had the highest entry speed of 98 kph and won first place with 70 points.
Unfortunately, Marco’s engine blew up in the Top 8 battle, and G. Levickas fly wheel left the chat during the Top 4 OMT battle with K. Piscolty. This breakdown of Lithuanian’s Toyota GT86 promoted Hungarian into the final, where he beat Patrik Csolotei.
Francesco Giori continued to steal the show in the Pro2 category, winning first place in both qualification and race. Peter Zajacs from Hungary came in second, while Lukas Dobias from Austria won the small final and took third place.
Natalia Iocsak overcame Sandra Janusauskaite in the final, and Viktoria Bauer came third.
The second round of the Drift Kings championship will be held in Greece on the 21-22 of May.