The Champions league of professional drifting returns for the most exciting, competitive and ambitious season of European drift competition ever attempted. The best drivers from 20 nations will compete for the biggest prize in European drifting, as the the Drift Masters European Championship brings together the greatest driver grid ever assembled on the continent. After an extensive application process, the contenders are now confirmed ahead of the new season.
With the DMEC European Championship and the DMEC Nations Cup both on the line, we are excited to finally release the drivers selected.
The 2019 Drift Masters European Championship Driver Grid
Michal Reichert – Czech Republic
Tor Arne Kvia – Norway
Ahmad Daham – Jordan
Mevlud Meladze – Georgia
Krzysztof Romanowski – Poland
Jack shanahan – Ireland
Duane Mckeever – Irleand
Jonathan Hernández Sánchez – Spain
Juan Antonio Perez Aparicio – Spain
Benjamin Boulbes – France
Mikkel Overgaard – Denmark
Jakub Król – Poland
Sebastian Fontijn – Holland
Grzegorz Hypki – Poland
Enver Haskasap – Northern Cyprus
Matt Carter – Great Britain
Max Heidrich – Germany
Juha Rintanen – Finland
Calin Ciortan – Romania
Dawid Karkosik – Poland
Roman Kolesar – Slovakia
Conor Shanahan – Ireland
Marco Zakouřil – Czech Republic
Paul Smith – Great Britain
Jerome Vassia – France
Juha Pöytälaakso – Finland
Adam Zalewski – Poland
Pawel Korpulinski – Poland
Kevin Quinn – Ireland
Paweł Trela – Poland
Elias Hountondji – Germany
Johannes Hountondji – Germany
Laurent Cousin – France
Andrius Vasiliauskas – Lithuania
Benediktas Čirba – Lithuania
Norbert Zamecz – Hungary
Christian Erlandsson – Sweden
Nigel Colfer – Ireland
Martin Richards – Great Britain
Bartosz Stolarski – Poland
Phil Morrison – Great Britain
James Deane – Ireland
Max Miller – Ukraine
Steve Biagioni – Great Britain
Axel Francois – France
In 2019, the Drift Masters European Championship will continue to be the definitive professional drift organisation in Europe. With a calendar containing Europe’s highest-profile events and a grid of Europe’s most talented drivers, this is a championship for true drift fans. The very best venues, drivers, teams, organisers, promoters, judges, photographers, videographers, track team and livestream producers will work as one united entity to achieve a truly world-standard show.
THE 2019 DMEC EUROPEAN CALENDAR
Round 1 – May 18/19 – Austria – GRIENBACH CIRCUIT
45 drivers will begin the DMEC championship journey at the challenging and technical Greinbach Circuit in Austria. With series standings returning to zero and the refreshed ambitions of Europe’s best drivers waiting to be realised, the tension will be palpable. Who will claim first blood?
Round 2 – June 15/16 – France – CROIX EN TERNOIS CIRCUIT
Drift Masters will attempt to bring their own brand of flair to the French nation with the Croix En Ternois circuit providing the perfect setting for high speed door to door tandem action. French fans make every drift event an incredible spectacle, so expect more memorable moments and heart-stopping action when the DMEC grid go to war once again. Can you really miss this one?
Round 3 – June 28/29 – Poland – PŁOCK STADIUM
Kazimierz Gorski Stadium is the current home ground of Wisła Płock, but was never originally intended as a drift circuit. With drift-specific tarmac laid around the edge of the arena, a dangerous and technical circuit was born. The confines of this stadium create an electric atmosphere unlike any other event and only the bravest drivers can succeed here.
Round 4 – August 2/3 – Latvia – BIKERNIEKI CIRCUIT (KING OF RIGA)
It’s Riga baby! The most infamous drift event in the world returns for 2019. Expect an extreme full-throttle layout, street parades, after-parties and all the mayhem a drift event should contain. This driver’s favourite combines one of the most extreme layouts in the world, with some of the most passionate and committed fans. This event really has to been seen, to be believed!
Round 5 – August 16/17 – Germany – FERROPOLIS (IRON DRIFT KING OF GERMANY)
A decommissioned steel mine on an island in Germany? Surely this must be fantasy? Ferropolis in Germany plays host one of the most unique drift events ever imagined. The best drivers from Europe and Germany will compete to be crowned the coveted 2019 Iron Drift King. Nothing like this exists worldwide and Drift Masters invites you to join in on the madness next August.
Round 6 – September 21/22 – Ireland – MONDELLO PARK
The biggest automotive event in Ireland plays host to our season finale. With the Irish dominating professional drifting in recent years, our European grid will attempt to beat their 16 year undefeated streak on home soil. With an expected attendance of over 15,000 fans, this event will become an all out war! Who will be crowned champion? Place your bets now…
For further information, please stay tuned to our DMEC web and social media channels. The countdown to the 2019 DMEC season begins NOW!
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