By Mike Garrison
IFMAR Drift World Cup - Stage 1 Report:
Just as in full-size motorsport, the Japanese origins of R/C drift cars are well known around the world. What makes drifting unique is the enjoyment that comes from building your own unique machine, customizing it, showing others how it runs, and more. However, this great amount of freedom has led to unclear technical regulations and judging criteria, resulting in a situation where we feel further growth is being limited. Currently making rules for car and judgement and organize the judgement seminars and licensing for the authorized judges. Meanwhile proceeding a computer measurement system for fair judgement. We will proceed a concurrent effort to establish the united rule structures in Japan, and eventually world wide, to grow R/C drifting into an even bigger phenomenon than before. It's also fact that a RC market of the present world is being the situation that it's more difficult for a new comer to enter that the driving speed became too speedy by technological progress and too much expense to catch up. Meanwhile, RC Drift car using a plastic tire and doesn't require a wide place to drive it, and possible to enjoy in the slow speed, will not compete for the time. Therefore, it will be most suitable category to get the new people to RC. RCDC will proceed the effort for increasing more people to know RC Drift and involve more people in Japan as well as world wide. As a part of activity, Japan nationals and other international event, rules for car and judgement has planned, and it will build up higher status on RC drift.I believe IFMAR world cup, and world championship will be the essential for achieving the goal that goal.
Read the full IFMAR Stage 1 report HERE.