For Immediate Release
27th August 2013
Drift Allstars Europe Round 5: Drift GP of Hungary
Mateusz Włodarczyk takes the win at the Mariapocs Circuit in Hungary

The Drift Allstars GP of Hungary kicked off last weekend at the Mariapocs Circuit in the east of Hungary. This circuit is enshrined in the history of European drifting with some of the very first international events taking place here. Mariapocs is a classic, you have to go there, it is one of the few places in the world where the main event goes on until mid-night .The relatively small rally-cross track gets converted into a drift track for the three day festival called the Trackwood.

With another sell out crowd on the Saturday night and a capacity entry list from all over Europe, the main event was set for a great night at this historic track in Hungary. This track looks quite small but with entry speeds hitting and exceeding 140km/h, and no room for error, means it always has the capacity to spring some surprises when it comes to the results

Day 1 Interviews and Video Below

Day 2 Post event Report Below

In qualifying, Pawel Trela in the Nexen Tire Europe Opel GT took P1 after a near perfect run , Piotr Wiecek in the BudMat Auto R34 again proved to be a big force to be reckoned with, taking P2 with a great run. Janis Eglite, looking to get further championship points, would take P3 with a solid run.

Juha Rintanen, the current Championship leader, had a big mechanical failure and was forced to change to a borrowed car before the event . The Finn took 7th.
Polish champ Bochenek took 13th place, but after a huge qualifying crash he was lucky to have his car ready for the battles. Dmitry Illyuk, the Ukrainian EEDC champion, had a huge crash on the Friday but somehow his team got the car repaired and he took 14TH.

Jack Shanahan had a big crash in his first run of qualifying and his team rushed to fix the car. With 1 minute to spare the Irish driver was back on track completing his final run. He would end up 18th
There were some early upsets in the top 32 battles. Felix Chitipakhovyan would knock out Pawel Trela after he collided with the wall. Nigel Colfer would also lose to Sergey Kabaragin after 2 one more time battles.

Alex Golovnya and Vladimir Marchencko would have a fierce battle, but Golovnya would move on again after a crash between the two.Alex Golovnya would march on to the final taking out Gvido Elkins and Sergey Kabaragin to make his second final in a row.
Martin Richards would be another surprise, marching forward and taking out Max Tvardovskiy and Dawid Karkosik on the way to his first semi-final.

Juha Rintanen and Piotr Wiecek would meet in the final 8. On his lead run, Wiecek’s car would spin out, collecting Rintanens borrowed BMW in a big shunt, ending both of there nights.
Alex Golovnya would face Martin Richards in the first semi-final. The Ukrainain driver was on dominant form and moved on to the final after Richards could not match his runs.

Polish driver Mateusz Włodarczyk would chip away all night knocking out some big names including Janis Eglite in the Top-8 and would then make it straight to the final after the Rintanen/Wiecek crash meant he had no opponent to face in the semi-finals.

Mateusz Włodarczyk would face off against Alex Golovnya in the final.
In the first run contact would be made, forcing Wlodar into the wall and damaging his car. It was deemed by the judges that Goloyvna had pushed Wlodar into the wall, and with his car not able to re-run, Wlodar would take the win after an incredible event in Hungary.

Drift Allstars Drift GP of Hungary Results
1. Mateusz Włodarczyk – Poland – Wlodan Motorsports BMW E92
2. Alex Golovyna – Ukraine – Zeetex Tires Nissan S13
4. Martin Richards – UK – Altenzo Tires Aerokit
4. Juha Rintanen – Finland – Nexen Tire Europe Nissan S14

Event Points standings

Series Points Standing

Next stop is Poland for the Finals
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