The Champions League of professional drifting returns for 2020 and the new DMEC calendar features some of the most iconic drift layouts Europe has to offer. From stadiums to circuits, drivers will be tested like never before across 6 countries before a European champion is crowned in September.
With record breaking attendance and viewership in 2019, the Drift Masters European Championship is ready to set the standard internationally for live production quality and non-stop entertainment value. Here is what drift fans have to look forward to in 2020.
Round 1 – May 23rd & 24th, 2020
Austria – PS Racing Center, Greinbach
50 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 5th & 6th, 2020
Poland – Kazimierz Gorski Stadium, Płock
The 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 3 – July 4th & 5th, 2020
United Kingdom – Teesside Autodrome, Middlesbrough
The DMEC travels to the UK for the first time ever and there was only one venue that brings the kind of battle action fans expect from Europe’s premier series. Teesside Autodrome features a banked first corner, tight technical sections and numerous opportunities to get close to your opponent. A double-header with the British Drift Championship means this is one unmissable weekend for drift fans in the United Kingdom.
Round 4 – July 31st & August 1st, 2020
Latvia – Bikernieki Circuit, Riga
It’s Riga baby! The most infamous drift event in the world returns for 2020. Expect an extreme full-throttle layout, parades, after-parties and all the mayhem a European 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 20th – 22nd, 2020
Germany – Ferropolis, Gräfenhainichen
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 2020 Drift Masters Iron Drift King. Nothing like this exists worldwide and Drift Masters invites you to join in on the madness next August.
Round 6 – September 19th & 20th, 2020
Ireland – Mondello Park, Kildare
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 17 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? Who will survive? Place your bets now…
STAY TUNED FOR SOME BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS …
So now you know the when and the where, but there are far bigger things at play for the DMEC. New drivers, new nationalities, new formats and new technology will change the face of the championship as we know it.
Stay tuned to our web and social channels for all the news, updates and changes coming to this incredible championship. It’s going to be one hell of a ride!