2017 russian drift series rd.1
moscow raceway delivered one more event these days
Drifting is one of the most rapidly developing motorsport disciplines in Russia. The opening event of the new season was yet another proof of that fact: for the first time the Russian Drift Series came to Moscow Raceway near the city of Volokolamsk - the arena of Russian rounds of DTM, WTCC and World Series by Renault. An experienced Federico Sceriffo, with more than 10 years on the international stage under his belt, will spend the whole season as the chief referee. The entry list has increased: many of the skilled drifters from the east of the country plan to make it to all of the rounds. An entertainment program for the visitors was also rethought: drifting school, drift taxi, drift trikes, motorcycle freestyle show and even a beauty salon - all these could be found on site. Finally, it was decided to use a traditional Top-32 table for the tsuiso passes instead of the complicated double elimination scheme, at least during the first round.
The configuration turned out to be short (only about 25 seconds) and rather unusual: nearly half of the course with a single change of direction was a long third right-hander in front of the AMG grandstand with a clipping zone on the inner side closer to the end. Moreover, this part of Moscow Raceway is known for its relief: descend before the long right curve and the lift right after it. As a result, Thursday practices (as well as a significant part of Friday for many) were spent in attempts to simply get used to the track...
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