FIA Intercontinental Drifting Cup entries announced


24 drivers from 14 countries ready to gather in Tokyo

The FIA Intercontinental Drifting Cup has announced the entrants and partners for the inaugural event to be held on September 30th to October 1st at Daiba, Tokyo, Japan. An impressive 24 drivers from no fewer than 14 different countries will compete to be crowned the first winner of an FIA-sanctioned international drifting event. The list includes some of the top drivers from around the world, including several champions from national and regional drifting series.

2017 FIA Intercontinental Drifting Cup Entry List

Car NoNationalityDriver's NameTeam MachineAchievments
02BrasilJoao BarionSuper Drift BrasilCHASER2nd place Super Drift Brazil 2017
03ChinaZhang Shao HuaNichiei Racing with GOODRIDESILVIA S15Champion of China Drift Championship 2013
04Chinese TaipeiFeng Jen ChihNichiei Racing with GOODRIDESILVIA S15Champion of China Drift Championship 2011
05FranceSébastien MesiliXCARGOT DRIFT TEAMGENESIS COUPE 1st place Korean Automobile Racing Association IDC selection
06Hong KongCharles NGTeam Maxxoil Racing180 SX3rd Place China Drift Championship 2013
07IranShahab PishanidarMAFIRIBMW E46Champion of Drift in Iran 2014-2016
08Italy Guidetti RiccardoGUIDETTI RICCARDOBMW M3Champion of King of Italy Drift Verona Race 2016
09Manuel VaccaVACCA MANUELBMW M32nd Place King of Italy Drift Verona Race 2017
10JapanHideyuki FujinoWISTERIA TOYO TIRES 180 SX1st Place of D1GP 2017
11Masato KawabataTOYO TIRES GLION TRUST RACINGGT-RChampion of D1GP 2007、2013、2015
12Daigo SatoWANLI Fat Five RacingGT-RChampion of D1GP 2008、2016
13Masashi Yokoi D-MAXSILVIA S152nd Place of D1GP 2017
14KoreaKim In SungRC automotive Team GENESIS COUPE 2nd place Korean Automobile Racing Association IDC selection 
15Kim Dong WookTEAM Vitesse x DRFGENESIS COUPE 3rd place Korean Automobile Racing Association IDC selection 
16LithuaniaAurimas BakchisBakchis MotorsportsGENESIS COUPE Formula D 2014 4th place、 2015 5th place、2016 4th place
17MalaysiaMuhammad Zaiham HamdanExquisite Motorsports ClubALTEZZAChampion of King of Asia 2016
18Tengku Djan LeyTeam Maxxoil Racing180 SX2nd Place King of Asia 2017
19RussiaGeorgy ChivchyanForwardauto toyo tiresSILVIA S15Champion of Russian Drift Series 2015
20Arkady TsaregratsevFAIL CREWR34Champion of Russian Drift Series 2013、2014、2016
21ThailandAuttapon PrakopkongNichiei Racing with PTT Goodride ThailandSILVIA S153rd Place D1GP Thailand 2012、2014
22Chanatpon KerdpiamTeam Archilles RadialALTEZZAChampion of King Nation Thailna d 2016
23Daychapon ToyingcharoenTeam TOYO TIRE DRIFT DOLUCK863rd Place D1GP China SOLO 2016
24USAMichael EssaEssa AutosportBMW E46Champion of Formula D 2013
25Matt FieldDrift Cave MotorsportsSILVIA S151st Place Formula D Irwindale 2016



Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd.


Hikari Home INC.



Wanli Tire Corporation Limited

For more information, visit the FIA Intercontinental Drifting Cup official website. 

- About Drifting and the FIA Intercontinental Drifting Cup

Drifting began on the Japanese mountain passes (Toge) in the 1980s and now captivates young people all around the world. In 2017, the FIA set unified world regulations for drifting, and announced the discipline’s first international competition, the FIA Intercontinental Drifting Cup. It will be held on September 30th and October 1st at Daiba, Tokyo, Japan.

The first FIA Drifting in history will not only be limited to its fans. Anyone from young children to adults can enjoy the entertainment and excitement of this unique experience.

Event Details

Title:FIA Intercontinental Drifting Cup

Date:(Sat) September 30th 2017 & (Sun) October 1st 2017

Place:Special course, Daiba Tokyo

Content:World’s first FIA authorized drifting world competition.

Authorization:FIA, JAF

Promotor:SUNPROS co., Ltd, FISCO Club

Contact of any interview request

Media Contact

Domestic:Okamoto / Kobata(Antel)

International:Kanae Fukushima

FIA Intercontinental Drifting Cup Media Officer

Partner Contact

Domestic / International:Tetsuro Otsuka

FIA Intercontinental Drifting Cup Marketing Officer