Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (PressExposure) May 18, 2012 -- Malaysia's top drifters planned to fly the flag high at the Achilles Formula Drift Malaysia 2012, presented by Canon, when the event starts the first ever 36BOL Nations Cup this weekend at Speed City, Selangor Turf Club, Kuala Lumpur.
Unlike traditional Formula Drift tandem battles, the 36BOL Nations Cup focuses on teamwork and coordination where a pair of drivers from each country puts together the two best tandems run in unison. The team with the most stylish run wins.
There are five countries going to showcase their drifting style during the 36BOL Nations Cup. Those will be Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and the hosting Malaysia. There will be two drivers in each team. The two of the famous Japanese drifters, Daigo Saito and Robbie Nishida will perform as a team to represent Japan. Adding on, Thai local drifters, Non and Oat will be in the event as well. Whereby Indonesia will be Armando and Amandio represent this upcoming event. Singapore will be Ivan Lim and Jansen Tan. The hosting Malaysia will be Tenkju Djan and Ivan Lau.
Tengku Djan Ley said, "There's always a rivalry between drivers because we want to do our best against each other. That said, the 36BOL Nations Cup is a wonderful concept and we want to show how great teamwork and solidarity can bring Malaysian drivers and fans together. It will also give fans an entertaining new spin to the sport, much like an Olympic sport like synchronised diving or swimming."
Daigo Saito said, "I'm happy to be back in Kuala Lumpur, and I've been very fortunate here having competed against the best and still coming out on top. I have a lot of fans here especially over the last two years and that has only encouraged me to give my best again. I've not done a tandem in Asia and I'm eager to partner Robbie to give the fans here a great show."
President Director of PT. Multistrada Arah Sarana, Tbk, Pieter Tanuri said, "Achilles is pleased to continue its association with this thrilling event that continues to push the limits of performance, and the new Nations Cup certainly takes the competitive spirit up a notch. The new venue and track will offer a very technically challenging test for all drivers, and we hope to encourage a high-level of international competition for the drivers and a great show for fans."
The Achilles Formula Drift Malaysia, presented by Canon has become a highlight on the sporting calendar, attracting regional interest and talent, as well as world-class drivers hailing from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan and Australia. Fans in Malaysia can expect a thrilling experience as top-class drivers burn up the course two-at-a-time, often only inches apart, featuring aggressive side-by-side action, nail-biting power slides and spectacular drifting along a series of tight corners as powerful engines roar and tires bellow smoke.