Photos: Formula Drift Singapore 2010

By James Wong

Formula Drift USA has been around for some time now, but Singapore has only hosted Formula Drift three times. It has come a long way since the first time it was brought into our island, and this time it is reportedly the first time the event is held on an F1 track. Part of the Singapore F1 circuit was sliced off to create a meandering layout that is suitable for drifting. A blind clipping point was an added challenge to many of the drifters who had little time to practice in this new layout, and it caught many of them off-guard. Also, some of you loyal readers may remember my article about drifting last year. Well, my coaches (Jane Cheah and Ariff Johanis) competed in FD2010 this year though unfortunately, they did not get through to the qualifying rounds. One great piece of news however is that one of the guys who went on the same course as me is now a professional drifter who also competed in FD2010. I’m sure given time, some of the local drifters could make a name for themselves.

Some drifters complained of an uncomfortable helmet that resulted in migranes and consequently a degradation of concentration; some simply lamented that there wasn’t a specified power output.  This meant that those less powerful cars were put at a disadvantage, especially when they needed to gain speed at the straight. Nonetheless, the winner of the two-day event was Tengku Djan Ley in his Silvia S15, who was also the winner of last year’s event. Follow the jump for some of the photos taken during the event, exclusively for Autosavant readers.

Author: James Wong

The only writer to be based in Asia, James provides a refreshingly different perspective to the automotive industry with his unique experience of living in the Far East. He is a prolific journalist who has written for several leading automotive publications in Singapore, including Torque Singapore and REV Magazine Singapore. He believes in the thrill of driving and champions for an appreciation of driving pleasure above the horsepower race. In September 2010, James relocated to the United Kingdom, London, bringing him to a whole new environment from which to start a new chapter in automotive journalism.

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  1. Dear All,

    We (and Achilles Drift Documentation Team) would like thank Goodyear Formula Drift Asia Round # 2, Bangkok – Thailand, for the warm hospitality during coverage during the Formula Drifting Round 2 event in Bangkok Thailand.

    Herewith we would like to inform you that http://www.SPORTKU,com ;

    1. Have Published 10 In-Car / On-Board Video during the Practice Session
    2. Have Published 5 In-Car / On-Board Video during the Qualifying Session
    3. Have Published 5 In-Car / On-Board Video during the Single Drift Session
    4. Have Published 2 In-Car / On-Board Video during the Tandem Drift Session

    We still have many other Video Contents that we are still working on Editing about the events such as :

    1. Track Video Camera
    2. Interview with Official / Sponsor such as Marcus Lim, Richard Flemming and many other
    3. Interview with Drifters, Team Sponsor, etc
    4. Combined in-car / on-board and Track Video Camera
    5. In total, we are planning to publishe 40-50 videos of the events

    All of these contents can be found at :

    1. – section – Automotive–>SPORT–>DRIFT
    2. or our Indonesian Drifting FB Fan Page at

    If you ever need the video in a better resolution, please do not hesistate to contact me at the number below.

    We would be more than happy if you could share this video on your community page, FB page or any other internet means, to show the ASIA DRIFTER in general, as well as to visit our FB Page to give some comments, to encourage the ASIAN Drifter. We feel that comments coming from International Drifter would surely give an “ADRENALIN RUSH” to the Asian Drifter to perform much better and thus, make this DRIFTING SPORT a much better sport in ASIA.

    Again, we thank you very much for the warm hospitality during our Video Coverage, and hope to see you soon in Formula Drift Round 3 in Malaysia.


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