During a meeting earlier this month the FIA World Motorsports Council approved the first official rules and guidelines for the international drift sport. The rules, called the DC1 regulations, are a milestone for the sport and proof that the FIA is paying more and more attention to drifting. On top of that, it acknowledges drifting as the industry’s fastest growing form of motorsport.
The new set of regulations dubbed DC1 have the sole goal of unifying a sport where every championship has its own set of rules and regulations. Until now, this made it incredibly difficult for competitors to participate in different series around the world, using the same vehicle.
“Drifting is unlike most other motorsports and it requires a unique approach. We have attempted to keep all the elements that make the sport exciting and engaging for drivers and fans alike, such as engine configuration and power output, which will both be left open for the competitors to determine. Instead, we have contributed our expertise where it is most required, improving the safety of the cars by instilling FIA standards throughout.” said FIA Technical Director Gilles Simon. To discover the impact of the new DC1 regulations we talked to one of our own drifting experts, the Russian Drift Series champion Arkady Tsaregradsev.