India’s only drifting event KamaSutra Will it drift, which concluded yesterday (30th of November) amidst a lot of tire smoke, saw a decent turn out of motor-sport enthusiasts across the city for participation as well as to witness this one of a kind event that takes place every year.
Gautam Hari Singhania, Chairman & Managing Director of the Raymond Group and ardent motor-sport enthusiast and petrol-head, had organized the 2 day special training for drifting enthusiasts for free. The 25 participants who registered were given special tips and guidelines for drifting to ensure complete safety.
At the event, Singhania, also the Founder Chairman of Super Car Club said “I have always been passionate about drifting and have supported this sport thoroughly. The sport is still in its nascent stage and seeing so many young enthusiasts participating in ‘Will it Drift’ makes me really happy. It’s quite encouraging to see the number of participants going up each year. Cars in India are front wheel drive and are not apt for drifting, however there is a technology that is being tested which can enable these cars to drift.”
Mr. Singhania entered the racing track amidst the cheering and applauding of the crowd and showcased his drifting skills in his drift-ready Nissan Silvia S15 and S13. Later, he flagged off the drifting competition in which enthused participants were judged on the basis of skill, speed, accuracy and style.
As the rubber burned and cars roared, the participants exhibited their drifting expertise on the track with great panache, even in their front wheel drive cars. It was indeed a challenging task as none of the participants had rear-wheel drive cars which are known to facilitate easy drifting. Kartik clinched the 1st Prize as he drifted his way to victory in his Swift followed by joint second winners Parag Bhanushali and Arvaan Joshi while Farhad Kutty came third.