World-class drifting coming to Namibia

04 Jun 2015 16:20pm
WINDHOEK, 04 JUN (NAMPA) - Local motorsport fanatics will be able to see world-class drifting when South Africa's top drifters perform at the Tony Rust Race Track here at the end of June.
Drifting is a driving technique where the driver intentionally oversteers, causing loss of traction in the rear wheels or all tires, while maintaining control from the entry to exit of a corner.
Speaking to Nampa on Wednesday, the chairperson of the Windhoek Motor Club (WMC), Chris Liebenberg said the Matsuri Supa Drift Series will take place on 26 and 27 June at the race track west of Windhoek.
Motorsport enthusiasts can look forward to two action-filled days as the South Africans are world renowned drifters and have performed in America and Australia.
“In South Africa drifting is a famous sport, and these drivers showcase their skills all over the world. Now Namibia will also see them in action,” Liebenberg said.
Apart from showcasing their skills behind the wheel, they will also conduct training for the Namibian motorsport fraternity to up their skills in order to promote the sports code here as well.
This training will take place on 26 June.
During the training session participants will be taken in the drift cars around the track and shown all the tricks of the sport, Liebenberg said.
He added that although the sport is not fully known and understood by many Namibians, there are several who have tried their drifting skills on the tracks.
“Namibians will see something they have never seen before,” said Liebenberg.
The event will be hosted under the auspices of the Windhoek Motor Club.
Gates will open at 15h00 on Friday and at 10h00 on Saturday, with the main event starting at 13h00 on Saturday.