What happens when you get a group of international drifting stars join a local Russian competition in Siberia? Well, you create a show event in your backyard and call it ‘the Motul Zimkhana’. Oh, and by the way, did we mention they race Lada’s?
That was exactly what Russian drift ace and recently crowned FIA Drift Champion Gocha Chivchyan had in mind when he organized the 2019 Motul Zimkhana. The event coincided with the appearance of world renown drifters such as Masato Kawabata, Charles Ng, Daychapon “Pond” Toyingcharoen and Kristaps Bluss (famous from Formula Drift and D1 drifting the the US and Japan) in the penultimate round of the Winter Drift Battle at Krasnoyarsk’s Red Ring. The Winter Drift Battle is a drifting championship that mostly fields a huge amount of Lada’s. No, we’re not making this up. So of course, the Zimkhana had to be contested with Russia’s finest automobile as well.
To know more about the event there was only one man to ask and that is Gocha Chivchyan himself.