Malta Drifting Association organises 3rd round for the 2016 Championship

Thursday, August 4, 2016, 23:25

Gavin Muscat

A boiling hot day has set the atmosphere for an exciting day in Mellieha. Together with a big crowd of people cheering for the drifters to go sideways, set smoke and go up the hill; we have had 5 Pro drivers and 6 street legal drivers.

In the early afternoon; we have seen all drivers setting up their paddock area in the designated area.  The roads were then closed thanks to the wardens, police and our own helpers and committee members.  Time for practice. All drivers lined up ready to try the hill drift, get the feel of the car, and throw it sideways; at the same time aiming to hit all the clipping zones with as much perfection as possible.
For the finals; we have seen drivers giving their very best; waiting for their turn to show us what they have got! The results were as follows for Amateur category: 1st place – David Cachia who we have not seen for a while and had an amazing come back with great runs; followed by Brandon Camilleri in his Nissan Silvia S12; and 3rd place – Philip Grima who we have seen improving race by race.
For the Pro category we had spectacular runs from Melo Zammit who has managed to get the 1st place over taking the Champ with his Soarer which he described as ‘I still cannot believe it!!’; followed by Christian Borg in the 2nd place in his Nissan S14a; and Frank Spiteri in the 3rd place in his RX7
We have seen a very good level overall with amazing runs – running the wall!
Last but not least on behalf of all the drivers, we would like to thank everyone involved including our judges Adrian Figallo and George Muscat.  Such a long awaited for event would not happen without the time, dedication and support of everyone involved.
Next event – Keep in tune! More information will be released shortly…
Photos of the event attached: Top 2 PRO Drivers battle – Red Soarer – Melo Zammit, pink Nissan S14 Christian Borg

David Cachia - 1st in Street Legal Category

Melo Zammit - 1st in Pro Category





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