Archilles Formula Drift Malaysia 2012 Returns with New Season at Speed City KL

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One of the highlights in the regional motorsports calendar, Archilles Formula Drift 2012, presented by Canon, returns with a new season and kicks off with the first ever 36BOL Nations Cup this weekend. Expect plenty of smoking tires and sideways action at Speed City KL.

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Malaysia’s hopes will be led by the inaugural Formula Drift Asian champion in 2010, Tengku Djan Ley, alongside eleven other countrymen including Ivan Lau of Tayaria Drift Team and Tan Tat Wei of Team Goodyear Malaysia. Djan will be making his comeback from a one-year hiatus. The ‘Prince of Drift”s presence should delight local fans.

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The 36BOL Nations Cup differs from traditional Formula Drift tandem battles as it focuses on teamwork and coordination where a pair of drivers from each country conjures the two best tandem runs in unison. The team with the most stylish run wins. An elite ensemble of top international drivers will battle it out at the fourth edition of the event this weekend.

Unlike traditional Formula Drift tandem battles, the 36BOL Nations Cup focuses on teamwork and coordination where a pair of drivers from each country puts together the two best tandem runs in unison. The team with the most stylish run wins.

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Last year’s Achilles Asian Drift Series Champion and Japanese defending champion Daigo Saito from Achilles Drift Team will be part of the star-studded field which also includes drift legend Manabu ‘Max’ Orido, D1GP driver and Japanese GT Championship winner – a fan favourite for his exuberant style and individuality. Formula Drift USA star Robbie Nishida will also be returning for the 2012 season.

The Achilles Formula Drift Malaysia, presented by Canon attracts world-class drivers hailing from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan and Australia.

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Tickets for the Achilles Formula Drift Malaysia 2012, presented by Canon are available from Ticket Pro (www.ticketpro.com.my or Hotline 03 7880 7999).  For more information, log on to the official Formula DRIFT web site www.formuladriftasia.com. ESPN STAR Sports is the official broadcaster for the event, and the coverage will be aired across its networks, covering 24 countries to a cumulative reach of more than 300 million viewers in Asia.

ACHILLES FORMULA DRIFT MALAYSIA 2012

Dates: 19 – 20 May 2012
Venue: Speedcity, Selangor Turf Club, Kuala Lumpur
Time: 10.00am to 6.00pm
Tickets: (Pre-sale) Grandstand: RM $128, Walkabout: RM$28
(Event Day) Grandstand: RM $150, Walkabout: RM$35

Tickets are available from 27th April 2012 via www.ticketpro.com.my or by calling +603 7880 7999

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