G3 Pro R34 – British Drift Championship Round 3
Following the electrical gremlins at Round 2, the G3 Pro R34 Skyline headed off for a day of testing at Rockingham Motor Speedway. Despite the car running well, with just 9 days to go until Round 3 of the British Drift Championship, the prop shaft decided the 600bhp of the 2JZ engine was too much. Race. Break. Fix. Repeat.
Equipped with a new 1000 bhp spec prop shaft Alexis Drew and the G3 Pro R34 headed straight from MB Automotive to Driftland, a circuit dedicated to drifting, just north of Edinburgh. With a stack of tyres and surprisingly good weather for Scotland, the R34 was back to rude health for two days of testing and practice ahead of Round 3 at the same venue.
Kicking off in the usual format of the best score taken from two solo runs to qualify for the Top 32 battles, Alexis Drew’s practice had paid off with fantastic lines. By the second run, with a score of 80 Drew went on to qualify in 4th place.
For the first Battle Drew was up against Tomas Falvey, who qualified in 29th in his 550bhp Nissan S15. For the second run with Drew in the chase position Falvey’s tyre de-beaded entering the first turn, handing a clear victory to send the the G3 Pro R34 into the Top 16.
Facing William Hanna in his 450bhp R33 Skyline, our man Alexis Drew took a strong lead line with Hanna unable to keep pace which saw him through to the Great 8.
Team Driftland driver Ricky Lawrence was next to chase down the G3 Pro R34 in his Onevia. Drawing on his exceptional knowledge of the track Lawrence closed in on Drew but managed to keep the scores even for the first run. For the second run, Drew couldn’t quite close the gap chasing down Lawrence, leading to Lawrence taking the win and going on to be the Round 3 winner of the Pro Am Championship.
See the G3 Pro R34 in Action
Top 32 Battle – https://youtu.be/VTm0CT1zaog?t=20m55s
Top 16 Battle – https://youtu.be/VTm0CT1zaog?t=1h24m8s
Great 8 Battle – https://youtu.be/VTm0CT1zaog?t=1h48m39s