Drift Allstars Europe RD 2 – Czech Drift GP Results

Dawid Karkosik takes the win at the Czech Drift GP

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2014 Would see the debut of a new event addition to the calendar with the Czech Drift GP being held at the Sosnova circuit just 100km north of the capital Prague.

This rallycross based circuit would cater as amazing stop an addition to the 2014 tour with high speed entry and technical infield zones really testing all drivers over the course off the event weekend.

Day 1 Highlights

Day 2 Highlights

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Qualifying was a close affair with drivers really pushing the boundaries of skill & nerve to get them into the top spot. James Deane of (Falken Motorsports) proved his determination by taking P1 with a score 99.6 points, the highest ever points awarded in Drift Allstars history.
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Taking P2 with his aggressive yet controlled driving style, Dawid Karkosik showed he was well suited to this circuit and secured a strong position in the line-up, whilst his fellow countryman Marek Wartlowicz STW Drift Team pushed hard to take P3, putting himself in the running for an event win.
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Despite initial running issues, Round 1 (London) Winner and Championship leader, Piotr Wiecek, received a change in fortune seconds before qualifying ended that saw him miraculously taking P4.
When it came to the Battles, all the main names easily marched through the Top 32. The Top 16 Grid alone had whole host of Event and Championship winners, making it anyone’s game.
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Nigel Colfer made an early exit after being defeated by 2011 Polish Champion Maciej Bochenek, whilst further engine issues saw Championship leader, Piotr Wiecek exit early in the Top 16. James Deane and Christer Halverson would meet again in the Top 16, but Deane proved too strong and took the win.
Dawid Karkosik, Maciej Bochenek , Marek Wartlowic, Bartosz Stolarkski, Harold Waldma all put on impressive performances which saw them joining Deane in the great 8, resulting in some of the most spectacular battles of the weekend.
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Battle of the day took place between Bartosz Stolarski and James Deane, with Deane chasing Stolarski in one of the closest chase runs ever seen in Drift AllStars, giving him both the advantage, and ultimately a win, which sent him through to the semi finals.
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Semi Final 1 – Deane vs Valdma. The young Estonian, Valdma, chased hard throughout the course but Deane’s speed was too much to compete with, with Deane taking the win.
Semi Final 2 – Karkosik vs Wartlowic. In a battle of Polish wills, the Budmat vs STW teams displayed some strong driving but Karkosik would yet again chase with no fear and get the nod from the judges to move into his first final of the 2014 season.
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Final – Deane vs Karkosik. The final came down to another duel between the top qualifiers, with Deane and Karkosik both gunning for a win. Yet on what was set to be a great final to Round 2 in Czech, Deane’s car shutdown on corner 2, ending his day, and handing Karkosik the top place. Frustrating for Deane, but a deserved win for Karkosik who’d shown great skill throughout the event.

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Drift Allstars Europe RD 2 – Czech Drift GP Results
1.Dawid Karkosik – Poland – Budmat Auto
2.James Deane –Ireland –Falken Motorsports
3.Marek Wartalowicz –Poland STW Drift Team
4.Harold Valdma –Estonia –VAK racing

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