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Achilles Formula Drift Series in Singapore

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

An action-packed weekend at the Changi Exhibition Centre as more than 9,000 drift-racing fans attended the two-day competition sponsored by Canon. The event was telecast on ESPN.

Achilles Formula Drift Singapore 30 June & 1 July 2012

Achilles Formula Drift Singapore 30 June & 1 July 2012

32-year-old Daigo Saito from the Achilles Drift Team defended his title from last year, beating Indonesia’s 20-year-old Rio Saputro Budihardjo in an exciting final.

Daigo Saito finishes the final run of the competition in style. Recorded with an HTC One S smartphone.

Malaysia’s Hanizam Hamzah took the third place on the podium after beating fourth-placed Robbie Nishida from the US.

The japanese drove a Lexus IS-C which has already won him the Malaysian leg of the Formula Drift Asia series.

Daigo Saito on his way to the final. Recorded with a Nokia Lumia 900 smartphone.

The next leg of the Achilles Formula Drift Series will take place in September in Bangkok, while the final leg will be in Jakarta in November.

Saturday also saw the first Canon Nations Cup which was won by Nishida and Ken Gushi of Team USA.