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Nürburgring Drift Cup 2015 – Round 3

For 2015 I had the pleasure of covering all three rounds of the Nürburgring Drift Cup, taking place at the Müllenbach curve of the Nürburgring GP track.


What surprised me at all three rounds was the large field of participants (up to 80 drivers per event) and the huge diversity of cars and drivers, some covering over 1500km’s just to attend a single round.


To give you an example, here are some of the cars that attended NDC Round 3:
Above, a Dutch driven BMW 1 series with an E92 V8 swap, pushing over 480hp.


Swiss owned, freshly imported Toyota AE86 with an SR20det engine upgrade.


This BMW E46 came all the way from Lithuania and put a hell of a show with it’s 1000hp tire evaporating turbocharged M3 engine.


Team Foolish with a Belgian E36 325i turbo and a German Mazda Miata 1.8 turbo.


And in case you are not impressed yet, how about an M3 powered Opel Manta and a diesel powered Mercedes-Benz C-Klasse?


After Friday’s and Saturday’s practice and qualification runs, it was soon time for the main event on Sunday.


The battles were quite intense and several “O.M.T.’s” (one more time) where called for by the judges.


In the end it was Eli Hountondji who came out on top in his battle against Remmo Niezen and took away first place for round 3.


The top 3 with: Eli Hountondji (1st), Remmo Niezen (2nd) and Andrius Vasiliauskas (3rd).


I hope you enjoyed the video and this little story from the NDC.

Be sure to check back again soon as the new season is about to get underway.
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