Archive for March, 2008

More Japanese interest in the Seibon sponsored EDC Championship

March 18, 2008

Here is the latest news from EDC  Control , another pro driver form Japan joining the Seibon sponsored 2008 EDC Championship , this is more great news for the sport in the UK and the crowds going to see the events are sure to be in for some thrills!!

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We are pleased to announce that we have secured a 2nd Japanese professional Drift driver to join the Championship for this year.
World famous Team Orange driver Kazuhiro Tanaka has confirmed he will contest the Championship this year using his 420bhp RWD Subaru Impreza STI (GDB model), alongside already-confirmed Kumakubo.
The additional news of Tanaka joining EDC alongside Kumakubo gives their team, Team Orange, a combined effort within the Championship to take on EDC’s finest and once again increase the level of professional Drifting. Tanaka is also seen alongside Kumakubo is various competitions, events and shows throughout the world including some in Europe therefore this latest development is more world-class news for EDC.
Tanaka’s entry into the EDC also marks his first competition outside of D1 alongside team mate Kumakubo, with both drivers continuing their D1 paths in addition to EDC.
Speaking of the announcement, EDC’s event co-ordinator Andy Barnes commented:
‘Mr Tanaka’s entry into EDC is more proof that 2008 will be one of the best yet and that we continue to attract drivers which are set on high quality performance within the confines of the best circuits available in our market. Just as 2006 Champ Kumakubo decided, Mr Tanaka’s decision to enter EDC is based on his sole intention to mix it up in Europe and drive alongside genuine driver talent which is equal to his own and we are delighted to welcome him into EDC‘
Mr Tanaka added:
‘Watch out, I’m coming to Europe !!‘


Latest EDC News – Sponsored by Seibon UK!

March 6, 2008

Following is the latest press release from EDC Control! Great news indeed , this years championship , sponsored by Seibon UK  is sure to be the most exciting ye.

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Press Release: We are pleased to announce that we have secured the first Japanese professional Drift driver to join the Championship and make history as the first Championship in Europe to do so.
World famous and D1GP 2006 Champion Nobushige Kumakubo has confirmed he will contest the Championship this year using his 430bhp RWD Subaru Impreza STI (GDB model).
Kumakubo is famed for his amazing high speed car control and particularly his talent in twin drift battles where his brave yet precise driving techniques are nothing short of inspiring. As a top star of Japanese D1 events as well as events in the USA, along with various appearances at shows in Europe under his belt in more recent times – his entry into EDC marks an important chapter in Drifting history.
His entry into the European Drift Championship is certain to be news the world over as his first commitment to a Championship outside of D1 – which he will also continue with in 2008.
Speaking of the announcement, EDC’s event co-ordinator Andy Barnes commented
‘ Mr Kumakubo’s entry into EDC is truly outstanding and we are overjoyed at his commitment to the Championship this year. It is our firm belief and drive to produce some of the most professionally organised and driver demanding Drift events in our market and it is this aspect which draws Mr Kumakubo to the Championship. His intention to join us from Japan is extremely welcome news and I am excited not only for our Championship but also to be able to present such exciting news to the current drivers lined up for EDC in 2008, they’ve a tough time ahead and it just got tougher! ‘
Mr Kumakubo added
‘ Since I visited Silverstone in 2005, I heard a lot of good and exiting news from EDC. So I don’t need to think too much about the reason to join EDC as a competitor. It is very simple logic, there are the best European drivers in EDC, so I will go to compete with them. Just as a one of the drivers. But also I would like to say big thank you for EDC organizer to make this happen and I believe that we can make fantastic event for spectator with usual EDC atmosphere. It will be fun, it will be good, it will be TSUISO!! ‘
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