GT Radial scored its 3rd consecutive podium finish as Formula DRIFT driver Kazuya Taguchi celebrated his third-place finish on the podium on May 27 at Orlando Speed World in Round 3 of the Formula DRIFT PRO Championship. Three Formula DRIFT events so far in 2023, and three podium finishes for GT Radial.
“Kazuya’s third place finish reinforces the respect given to him by an increasing number of drift experts and furthers our momentum in this highly competitive Formula DRIFT season,” said GT Radial Motorsport Manager Mike Meeiem. “We are off to a great start and look forward to Round 4 in New Jersey.”
“We are off to a great start and look forward to Round 4 in New Jersey.”Mike MeeiemGT Radial USA Motorsports Manager
“Kazuya’s third place finish...furthers our momentum in this highly competitive Formula DRIFT season.”Mike MeeiemGT Radial USA Motorsports Manager
Two GT Radial drivers stood on the podium at the Formula DRIFT event in Atlanta on May 13. Chris Forsberg, one of the most accomplished drivers in Formula DRIFT history, powered his NOS Energy Drink / GT Radial Nissan Z to a 2nd place finish, while Aurimas Bakchis captured third in his Feal Suspension / GT Radial Nissan S15. Matt Field was awarded a first-place finish in Round 1 on the Streets of Long Beach on April 8.
Soon after the tire smoke cleared in Orlando, the GT Radial drivers and teams headed to the Giti manufacturing facility in Richburg (where the Champiro SX2 RS competition tires are manufactured) for the 2nd annual Drift Along event. The drivers provided exhilarating, heart-pumping rides to special guests and plant employees on a temporary course at the Giti plant. The smiles on the faces of the participants as they climbed out of the passenger seats of the high-powered race cars told it all!