First Speedhunters Toyota 86-X Win at Silverstone
FREDRIC AASBØ AND TEAM TAKES FIRST SPEEDHUNTERS TOYOTA 86-X WIN AT SILVERSTONE: BATTLE OF BRITAIN
Northampton, UK, September 3rd 2012: Following the debut of the Speedhunters Toyota 86-X at the Gatebil car festival in July, Fredric Aasbo and his team took part at the high profile British Drift Championship Super Pro finals this past weekend. Held at the historic Silverstone F1 circuit, the event gathers some of Europe’s finest drivers, cars and teams for an all out drift competition at the lightning fast drift course.
– Being our very first competition with the 86-X we came here focused on dialing in the car and eager to compare our pace to the competition. The UK drifting scene has always been a pioneering force here in Europe and a big inspiration for me personally!
Fredric, who currently runs Europe’s first factory backed drift program with Toyota and Speedhunters, flew in from Las Vegas hot off his second place finish at Formula Drift Round 6 in the Need for Speed Scion tC drift car run by Papadakis Racing. This weekend, after qualifying first at Silverstone, Fredric and his team were able to take it one step further. At the end of the day they stood atop the number one podium spot – with a severely battle scarred 86-X being living proof of the extremely tense battles of the day.
– It feels absolutely amazing to take the win here today! It is very rare for a competition car to be dominating right out of the box, but I think this proves our determination and the capacity of the 86-X. This victory came together courtesy of a hundred percent dedicated team, sponsors that dare to think outside the box and a truly bad ass car.
The team is currently on its way to Ireland for the Prodrift finals at Mondello Park this upcoming weekend. Fredric will then fly back to California and Papadakis Racing to prepare for the Formula Drift finals at Irwindale Speedway mid-October.
ABOUT THE TOYOTA GT86
The GT86, or Scion FR-S in North America, is a brand new sports car from Toyota. Packing 200 horsepower, rear wheel drive and a class leading low center of gravity, the GT86 is a true drivers car. Read more at http://www.toyota.co.uk/gt86 and at http://www.scion.com/frs.
ABOUT FREDRIC AASBO
Fredric Aasbo is a Norwegian drift motorsports athlete. Having earned over thirty wins across Europe, Asia and the United States over the last five years, Fredric has established a global competition platform courtesy of title sponsors Toyota/Scion, Electronic Arts’ brands Speedhunters and Need for Speed and Papadakis Racing.
86-X program partners include Toyota, Speedhunters, Japan Auto, PeeBee Motorsport, COMP Turbo, Motegi Racing, Brian Crower, Advanced Clutch Technology, KW Suspensions, TRA Kyoto, Nuke Performance, Takata, WP Pro Brakes, Kjør for Livet, Ås Videregående Skole, SWR Performance Engineering, Auto-Sign, BullStar-Performance, Biltema Sofiemyr & Follo, KRB Trading, GS Bildeler, PBC Auto, Sørlie Communications, BS Bildeler, RS Bilglass, AGIP/ENI.