European Drift Championship

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European Drift Championship
Category Drifting
Country United Kingdom
Inaugural season 2007
Folded 2012
Last Drivers' champion Paul Conlan
Official website europeandriftchampionship.eu

The Pirelli European Drift Championship (abbreviated as EDC) was a drifting series held each year throughout the United Kingdom. It was introduced in 2007 following the collapse of the D1 Great Britain series which in turn replaced the Autoglym Drift Championship.

2008 saw the introduction of a new [Pro-Am] series, 'The British Drift Championship' (BDC), The British Drift Championship. In 2009 the BDC and EDC partnership ended and now the BDC is considered a professional series.

In 2010 the championship organisers made the controversial move to change from a Top 16 to a Top 8 invitational format. The championship featured only 8 drivers who were all sponsored by Pirelli Tires.[1] All championship rounds became part of the Modified Live car shows alongside the UK Time Attack series.

At the end of the 2012 season, the championship folded due to drivers moving over to the British Drift Championship and Modified Live events now only feature drift demonstrations rather than full competitions.

Past Champions[edit]

D1UK/Autoglym Drift Championship

Year Driver Car
2002 James Wolstenholme
2003
2004 Brett Castle Nissan 200sx S14a
2005 Damien Mulvey Nissan 200sx S13

D1 Great Britain

Year Driver Team Car
2006 Phil Morrison Driftworks Nissan 200sx S14a

European Drift Championship

Year Driver Team Car
2007 Brett Castle Abbey Motorsport Nissan 200sx S14a
2008 Ben Broke-Smith Driftworks Toyota Chaser JZX81
2009 Mark Luney SVA Imports Nissan 350Z
2010 Mark Luney SVA Imports Nissan 350Z
2011 Brett Castle Sumo Power Nissan Silvia S15
2012 Paul Conlan BC Racing Nissan Silvia S15

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.europeandriftchampionship.eu/index.php/2010/04/16/pirelli-sponsor-all-8-championship-teams/