Hello everybody! How are you today? I am very excited! Yesterday I was on the racetrack near my hometown at the drifting training and... I don't know what to say. This sport is amazing! Those cars, sound of engines and smell of burned tyres = LOVE IT! I have new target in my life - buy something RWD car and learn drifting. I was watching this sport in the Internet very often but on real it's a lot of better! Really... I was very suprised.
In connection with the above I decided to learn more about this wonderful sport and I would like also to give you from time to time some information about drifting. Today I want to present you general informations about drifting. So... What is it that drifting?
Drifting refers to a driving technique and to a motorsport where the driver intentionally over steers, causing loss of traction in the rear wheels through turns, while maintaining vehicle control and a high exit speed. A car is drifting when the rear slip angle is greater than the front slip angle prior to the corner apex, and the front wheels are pointing in the opposite direction to the turn (e.g. car is turning left, wheels are pointed right or vice versa), and the driver is controlling these factors. As a motor sport, professional drifting competitions are held worldwide. Drift challenges drivers to navigate a course in a sustained sideslip by exploiting coupled nonlinearities in the tire force response.
I hope that you will also be interesting in drifting as me and you will wait for more informations, photos and movies on my blog :) See ya!
Short movie of Supra drift