Drift Kings International Series: A big player in European drifting.

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I have been looking at them for a while now, their name was King of Europe. Now I’ve been informed that they have done some changes in 2019, the name is changed to Drift Kings International Series. Now let´s take a closer look on this organisation.

Photo: Drift Kings International Series

This organisation is not new in the drifting scene, they have been running their series for 15 years now. This season they will have competition in 6 international series, the classes are PRO, PRO2, Female only, Mountain Challenge (Touge) and Italy SuperCup.

Drift Kings can be describe like this (from their website): “Drift Kings International Series has become the battleground for the best drifters in the world, with drivers attending from fifty-four countries across the world since 2005”.

“Mastering Europe with five unique series, Pro Series, Pro2 Series, Female Series, Mountain Challenge (Touge) and Italian SuperCup. Drift Kings is recognized as the oldest professional drifting championship on the continent. Open to top-level drivers and run over seven rounds, the Pro Series is the ultimate prize for drifters. Our Pro2 Series gives semi-pro drifters a chance to enter international events in front of a professional panel of judges and audience. In the only female-orientated drifting series running across Europe, our Queen Series gives the best female drivers the opportunity to battle it out for the title of number one drift girl. The unique Touge Series is composed of high altitude tricky drift layouts dedicated to the drifters with elite skills and no fear. Drift Kings: Italy and Drift Kings: Cyprus gives drivers the opportunity to have a national championship with all the advantages of an international series. It also offers drivers the chance for Italian series to run on a Pro Series layout during the season”.

Here are the 2019 calendar for the different series:
Drift Kings: Nations

NATIONS RD1 – APRIL 6-7 ITALY
NATIONS RD2 – APRIL 13-14 HUNGARY
NATIONS RD3 – MAY 24-26 ITALY
NATIONS RD4 – JUNE 1-2 FRANCE
NATIONS RD5 – NOVEMBER 2-3 MALAYSIA
NATIONS RD6 – NOVEMBER 9-10 THAILAND
NATIONS FINAL – DECEMBER 7-8 PHILIPPINES

Drift Kings: Europe (Pro, Pro2, and Queen)

EUROPE RD1 – APRIL 6-7 ITALY
EUROPE RD2 – APRIL 13-14 HUNGARY
EUROPE RD3 – MAY 24-26 ITALY
EUROPE RD4 – JUNE 1-2 FRANCE
EUROPE RD5 – JULY 5-6 AUSTRIA
EUROPE RD6 – AUGUST 30-31 GERMANY
EUROPE FINAL – OCTOBER 4-5 GREECE

Drift Kings: Touge Mountain Challenge

TOUGE RD1 – JUNE 1-2 FRANCE
TOUGE RD2 – SEPTEMBER 7-8 FRANCE
TOUGE FINAL – OCTOBER 11-12 GREECE

Drift Kings: Asia

ASIA RD1 – NOVEMBER 2-3 MALAYSIA
ASIA RD2 – NOVEMBER 9-10 THAILAND
ASIA FINAL – DECEMBER 7-8 PHILIPPINES

Drift Kings: Italy

ITALY EXH – JANUARY 19-20 – VERONA
ITALY RD1 – APRIL 6-7 CASTELLETTO
ITALY RD2 – MAY 24-16 MODENA
ITALY RD3 – JULY 13 ADRIA
ITALY FINAL – OCTOBER 19 ADRIA

Drift Kings: Cyprus

CYPRUS RD1 – MARCH 23-24
CYPRUS RD2 – MAY 11-12
CYPRUS RD3 – JUNE 8-9
CYPRUS RD4 – JULY 20-21
CYPRUS FINAL – SEPTEMBER 14-15

In 2018 there were over 400 drivers from all over the world that competed in the different series. Drift Kings are one big organisation that fills a big need of drifting in Europe. We will follow these series during 2019, so be sure to follow us on facebook for the latest news in drifting.

Text: Henrik Andersson, Driftzone
Photo: Drift Kings International Series