Sebastian Fontijn: “The atmosphere in Riga is unique”

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Sebastian Fontijn is a dutch driver with some experience from European drifting, both from Drift GP and last years DMEC.

Now he’s looking forward to the second season of DMEC, and DriftZone checked the status in his garage!

Are you looking forward to the DMEC premiere in Austria in May?
-Looking forward to it is an understatement! Drove there once before so hopefully that experience will help me get that result.

Which round are you looking forward to the most? Any favourite tracks of the ones in DMEC 2019?
-I think that the atmosphere in Riga is the most unique of all the rounds. Was there last year for the first time and that was sick. Also the Germany round is promising to be a big one. Also can’t wait to see all my friends and supporters in Ireland again.. you really can’t pick one round, every round has something special.

What will you be driving in 2019? Is the same BMW E36 as last season?
-Yes, back at it again with the good old E36. We experienced alot of problems last year so the main focus is invest in durability of all the parts. The 2JZ + Samsonas 5 speed in a light chassis is a good base to start with so that will stay.

How happy are you with your 2018 season?
-Not happy! Was aiming for way better results. As I said before, the car was giving us headaches so also my driving was not on point, that in combination with a strong field, not doing any good.

Will you be driving any other series aswell in 2019?
-No, I will focus on Drift Masters, I can always look into some other competitions if I get an invite. Will be cool to do.

What are your goals for DMEC 2019?
-Have fun, getting on the podium and have sick battles with all the other drivers!

Anything you would like to add to our readers?
-Thank you very much for this interview and looking forward to the new edition! Also we are running a fairly new team for 2019, there are a lot of sponsor options still! Contact me if interested!

Text: Christer Hägglund – DriftZone.se
Photos: Christer Hägglund – DriftZone.se