While Formula Drift took to the Northwest for round five over the weekend, the D1 Grand Prix series was also in action at the high speed Autopolis circuit in Kyushu. Wet weather made for some challenging conditions that resulted in one of the most dramatic drifting crashes we’ve seen in a while.

In this video you’ll see Matsukawa-san in the Up Garage AE86 go tail-first into the tire barriers at high speed, which flips the car into a barrel roll of sorts. Fortunately, Matsukawa was unhurt and at the end of the clip you can hear him expressing his worries about the car and apologizing in typical Japanese fashion.

Here’s hoping him and the 86 are back on the track soon.

-Mike

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1

Looked like more of a kickflip

2

Too bad for Matsukawa-san this was D1 and not FD, or else he might have won the whole thing.

3

here's proof that drifting is a sport that is a lot more dangerous than it looks :O
 
...and did anyone notice an exhaust backfire at 0:21 when the car was upside down and the exhaust was no longer attached to the car. LOL

4

i wonder why speedhunters didn't cover d1gp anymore.. explanations guys????
 

5

Xenon: Tom Green do a barrel roll.
Tom Green: A barrel roll?
Xenon: yes a barrel roll.

6

Xenon: Tom Green do a barrel roll.
Tom Green: A barrel roll?
Xenon: yes a barrel roll.

7

Xenon: Tom Green do a barrel roll.
Tom Green: A barrel roll?
Xenon: yes a barrel roll.

8

Xenon: Tom Green do a barrel roll.
Tom Green: A barrel roll?
Xenon: yes a barrel roll.

9

Xenon: Tom Green do a barrel roll.
Tom Green: A barrel roll?
Xenon: yes a barrel roll.

10

Xenon: Tom Green do a barrel roll.
Tom Green: A barrel roll?
Xenon: yes a barrel roll.

11

Xenon: Tom Green do a barrel roll.
Tom Green: A barrel roll?
Xenon: yes a barrel roll.

12

Xenon: Tom Green do a barrel roll.
Tom Green: A barrel roll?
Xenon: yes a barrel roll.

21

That Camera man was really lucky. Phew* Close one!

Author22

Dino covered the opening round a while back if you remember. Obviously Japan is a busy place so it's a bit tough to make it to every event, especially the ones held at the far corners of the country like Autopolis.

23

"You can here him", or "you can hear him"? spell check is so hard....
 

24

Legacy Wagon Fire Tender ftw

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