also causes drivers to take risky evasive action.
Another driver who will be taking part is Japanese-born Masato Kawabata, who has 20 years of drifting
under his belt and is considered a legend within the sport of drifting
Drivers who perform drifting
stunts on roads can face jail terms of up to three months and be fined up to 500 riyals (Dh4,752), as per Article 42 of the traffic law.
is viewed as a national hobby in Saudi Arabia, just like football," Saudi photographer and car enthusiast Erfan Matcharan told Al Arabiya English.
is a fan favourite in Bahrain," Mr Hughes added.
Hyundai understands the serious sport of drifting
, and readily volunteers its Genesis Coupe for exhibitions at Hyundai Lateral Drift events.
The Nissan Z is a very popular car in the drifting
scene and this new record is yet another proof on the ability of this car to make drifting
look so easy."
demands a degree of patience and capability to be effectively carried out.
is not a race; in fact, it's more like figure skating in a car than a dash to the finish line, and while it seems like its premise is about losing control, the driver is more poised than he makes it appear.
The sport of drifting
has been growing for 5 years now, Masiero notes.
THE COUNTRY'S top drifters will share the limelight with one of the most advanced cars used for drifting
in the first Jaguar Drift Festival on Sept.
This is the first time the North West will host a drifting
event and the organisers are working hard to make sure spectators and drivers have a great day out, with all the engine-roaring, tyre-smoking action.