Chasing the success of last year’s tour, Speedhunters is proud to announce the European Drift Tour 2013. Featuring the renowned drivers Mad Mike Whiddett and Fredric Aasbø, the Speedhunters crew will be hitting up a number of European events over the summer, bringing along their unique mix of talent, mayhem and of course, burnt rubber, to the party.
After the team’s debut at Gatebil Rudskogen last July, in 2013 the tour is expanding across the northern reaches of Europe, with four events in total. To kick the season off, something special is planned for the Players Classic Goodwood show on June 8th.
Fredric comments: “This summer, Mad Mike and I will be the first ever drifters to tandem at the Goodwood Circuit during the Players Classic
event. Is it sacrilegious? Yes. Are we looking forward to it? Make your guess!”
Then it’s onto Modified Live at Snetterton, where they’ll be showing off the true spirit of drift with their sideways skills, and trying to enjoy the best of the British Summer on June 9th.
From there the team heads to Scandinavia, with the first dose of Gatebil madness being served up at Mantorp Park, Sweden between 14th and 16th June.
Finally, it’s onto the event to end them all: the mad, bad and downright crazy Gatebil Rudskogen, Norway, where between 12th and 14th July the guys will be taking centre stage in Europe’s biggest and definitely most insane car festival. After the one-two of last year, the Speedhunters team will be looking to retain their crown in the craziest car kingdom there is.
A fan favourite and hardcore rotary devotee. Mad Mike will be bringing his inimitable Kiwi style to bear, alongside his BADBUL RX-8.
It’ll be the first time that BADBUL has ventured to Europe…
…and Mike’s nearly as excited as we are! “The last stop takes us back to where it all began for me in Europe – Gatebil Rudskogen Circuit in Norway. This is Freddie’s home track and he gets a lot of support out there. Last year I won The World Powerslide Championship for Team Speedhunters and I am keen to go back and defend that title. I also won The Car of the Show which was mind-blowing considering the berserk competition MADBUL was up against, so it’s going to be good to see how BADBUL stacks up. I can’t wait to do it all again.”
Fredric will be displaying his skills in his Rocket Bunny-styled 2JZ-powered Speedhunters Toyota 86-X. After a crazy tour last year in which he won the BDC competition during Trax at Silverstone and debuted his car at Rudskogen, he’s out to showboat this year. With a year to develop the car further, the Norwegian is looking to impress his home crowd in particular.
Accompanying the duo on the entire tour will be a team of intrepid Speedhunters photographers, ready to capture every moment of the action.
The crew will also be manning Speedhunters pit lounges at each event, providing an ideal spot for fans to catch a glimpse of the team and the cars.
With any luck, European readers will have already planned to be at one of the events mentioned. But if not, now you’ve got the excuse you need to attend! So what are you waiting for? Book your holiday, sell a family member to get some cash, break out the tent – do whatever’s needed to make it along and join in the smoky mayhem with us. Hope to see you all there!
Speedhunters European Drift Tour 2013 Dates
Players Classic Goodwood, UK: June 8
Modified Live, Snetterton, UK: June 9
Gatebil Mantorp Park, Sweden: June 14-16
Gatebil Rudskogen, Norway: July 12-14
Mad Mike and Aasbø back to Rudskogen, that's cool, definitely going again this year, last year was fantastic!
If only they could kill off the neighbors so we could hear an unhibited rotary around the track instead of all that noise regulation crap.
It's over 7 hours for me to get to Goodwood, but this will not be missed. I'm flying out to go on holiday the next day, thank god I chose Sunday not Saturday, although it will be a trek home for the flight on Saturday night. Especially if my SEAT is built into a show car, would be rude not to for the Players Classic.
@AnggaaaaAS nggak vro, europe doang:(
*immediately adds Players Classic to calendar*. Seeing BADBUL will be awesome, but no chance of slipping MADBUL on the plane as well?... ;)
Oh my god oh my god oh my god. I'm gonna have to go to Modified Live. Buuuut I wanna see MADBUL. BADBUL is still sick but I need to hear the RX7 in person before I die. Also, what happened to DMAC and TRAX?
Another movie from togue in Poland
This just got interesting! Video from last year
From last year http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwoUSQQ37mQ
You are going to Europe to cover Drifting and you are not covering a single Eastern European Event; Really?
Yee haa, its pretty hard to get to mad mikes level of recognition when you come from the bottom of the earth, prop's to Mike, Tania (wifey) and the crew for all the years of hard graft. It costs so much to ship a car out of NZ, Huge effort to break through and live the drifting dream.
I have always wondered and hopefully speedhunters can answer me this,why are Fredrics wheels so wide up front to the point where they stick out past the fenders? other than that i like the car
I am 100% confident that Mad Mike will put on a great show and impress the crowds! Oh yeah :)
@firzaaryogi jaaaah-_-formulaD ajadah diadain kapan lagi vro?.. Kalo ada di indo pgn ngincer ane..
@Jordan_Burgess See you there!
@Dusan Desaturator Boros Maybe one day Dusan - Head north to see us for now and we'll work on Slovakia in the meantime
@heinrad mixing things up a bit thing year :)
@raseri Rad, stop by the booth
@Ealoken wow cool... I'm sure Fredric and MadMike will be excited about that.
@Susel Exactly, they should join some round of Polish Drift Championship or other event in Central or South Europe. Becouse, i think that after years of reading this site, Speedhunters doesn't really know that in central and south Europe, there is something more then black hole on map. Here in Poland, Estonia, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and all other countries in this region, there is a lot of events which Speedhunters or someone who co-operate with, could join.
@duanemore one step at a time... we are trying out the Swedish scene for the first time :)
@rowdyboyz to allow for a hell of a lot more steering lock ;)
@JustinBeaverFever Looking forward to it, you comin out?
@JustinBeaverFever without a doubt
@MadMike Whiddett Cannot wait!
@Susel Believe me, we would love to go and we are following the Eastern-European scene as thorough as we can. I am sincerely impressed with what is going in Poland, and I know from friends at Wisefab that the scene and the driving in Eastern-Europe is super aggressive. Please bear with is a little longer and we will do our best to pay you guys a visit in the future. :)
@MadMike Whiddett My girlfriend is absolute crazy about Rx'8's. She loves them, and specially yours. And I like your driving style and the character you give your cars. All Madbull, Badbull, Japbull, Mudbull and the Maserati and Low mater. The funny thing is that next year I am going to a graphic school, cause I wanna do painting and wrap cars.Would love to get your autograph in Gatebil Rudskogen. And i'll bet my girlfriend would love to take a ride in the badbul! No.1 fan -> Mody Al.saidi