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#151377 - 17th Mar 2007 12:29pm Drifting rules
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Mark commented in my mmc about drifting and the rules.

Its not just going sidways there is more to it so if you are interested here you go.

Judging Criteria
What are the judges looking for?
Drifting is a sport that is judged similar to ice skating or Snowboarding. Just like any sport, there are criteria to look for. There are minimum requirements to a good drift that everyone must understand such as:

Entry speed
Entry speed is one of the most visible aspects that judges will look for because it will determine the other parts of a drivers drift.

Clipping Area
This is another part of drift that the judges will be looking into. The "Clipping" Area is often judged by how well the driver takes a drive line. The line itself should always involve the vehicle hitting the right apex of a corner. Judges prefer to see a driver take a tight line around a corner, putting the nose of the car as close as possible to the apex of the turn. Getting the back end of the car close to the outside of a turn also demonstrates car control and can score the driver additional points.

Angle and counter steer
Driving angle of the vehicle is the angle of rotation of the vehicle relative to the direction of its travel. Basically this means that the farther the back end of the car comes around (without losing control), the more points a driver would score in this category. Angle also refers to the length of time a drift is maintained as well as the average angle of the vehicle during the turn. This means that getting the back end to come around for a short period of time won't score the driver many points, even if the angle of rotation was significant. A vehicle that exhibits extreme angles without spinning out will be awarded high points.

Presentation
How a driver puts speed, line and angle the best will score very well with the judges. There is also another factor and that is how the driver presents his or her drift technique. Just like any other form of competition, there will be an individual with a certain spark or energy that makes them stand out during competition. When a competitor puts that extra flare or energy into their run, the judges may pay more attention to the individual. The most universal component of this category is smoke. The more tire smoke generated by a vehicle while drifting the more points a driver will score.

How is "Tsuiso" Battle Judged?
"Tsuiso" is the Japanese term for "Twin Battle Drift". This head to head style of drifting is judged by the same principles as a solo round. However, there is a high level of strategy behind it that provides for a competitive level and an awesome show for the spectators. The exact judging of this event is difficult to explain because the judges rely on their many years of track experience and knowledge of the vehicle dynamics when issuing the exact points.


Offensive: Generally the chasing driver has the offensive when in the Twin Battle. An easy analogy is Cowboys at a rodeo competing in the round up or two jet pilots engaged in a dog fight. They chase their prey and do what ever they can to get their target into a dead zone where the prey cannot maneuver from. This same principle is used in the Tsuiso style. Driver use their vehicle and its drift to position into a space that minimizes the running drivers ability to keep a good line while staying in a high speed drift.

The chasing driver MUST at all times demonstrate a superior drift in order to A) Keep the pressure on the lead driver B) Steal and block a line that may allow the lead driver a good opportunity for a drift. C) Be awarded a superior number of points If a chasing driver is unable to keep up and maintain pressure on the lead driver this will not be good when the time comes for points to be awarded.

Defensive: When a drive takes the lead in the Tsuiso battle the ideal strategy is to perform a drift a a much higher speed, good line, and a greater angle than the chasing driver. If a lead driver can shake off or intimidate a chasing driver many times the chasing driver will make a mistake when trying to compensate for what seems like erratic actions of the lead car. When a lead driver can pull away with a good angle, following the ideal line while maintaining a controlled drift, the chasing driver has all the pressure to increase performance.

The lead driver at this point is winning. Lead drivers many times demonstrate superior skill by suddenly entering a drift at a great angle and going directly to the inside of the corner. TO the following driver it appears as though they will T-bone the lead car so they back down and take measures to avoid the lead car. Many times that will cause the chasing car to loose a great amount of speed and not be able to properly execute the corner in a full drift… or even worst they may spin out or hit the barriers. This is a ideal outcome for the lead driver in Tsuiso battles.
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#151378 - 17th Mar 2007 12:33pm Re: Drifting rules [Re: spinking]
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And this is driver and cars regulations.

Regulations for 2007 Competition


Pro Class Regs
Technical Inspection
The Technical Inspector reserves the right at all times to reject any vehicle which does not meet safety standards and may be hazardous to the driver/spectators/circuit.
Reasons for the failure of Technical Inspection will be given to the driver/competitor concerned who will be allowed to make adjustments etc, and present the vehicle inspection within the specified time period allocated at the event.
If the vehicle still does not meet technical requirements the driver/competitor has to leave the technical area and can report to the course marshal.
In the event of a collision the Technical Inspector must review the car and shall decide on the vehicles road worthiness.
On completion of the Technical inspection the competitor will be issued with their race number.
All Competing cars must be in accordance with €urodrift Series vehicle Regulations.

Vehicle Specification
Each car must maintain the OEM uni-body structure,
No fluid leaks of any kind will be tolerated.
Vehicles that do not meet the above criteria must be approved by €urodrift
Open roof vehicle are allowed but a full roll rollcage must be fitted.
Brakes must be in perfect working order, anti-lock brakes are non-compulsory and may be removed.
The exhaust sound level must be within the regulation of each hosting venue (you must check with €urodrift before participating)
All competing cars in this class who reach the top 16 to be eligable for twin drifting must be equipped with a 6 point cage. Bolt-in or fully welded Cages may be manufactured from minimum 38mm CDS/Club 500 material .with single drivers door bar. If roll cage is bolted then its must be securely reinforced with an anchor plate and backing plate sandwich on each side of the floor pan.
All hoods and deck lids must be adequately and securely fastened.
The rear seats, air conditioning, radio, interior etc may be removed.
All wheel nuts must be accounted for. No aluminium wheel nuts/studs allowed.
Headlights, Rear brake lights, and hazard lights must be in tact and in working order.
Cars must remain clean and presentable at all times, €urodrift reserve the right to refuse any vehicle competition entry if this is in question.
During competition, driver window must be in an up position (closed position).
Front and Rear Towing hook must be present and clearly marked. Stock hook is allowed, except when the hook is hidden upon installation of the aero-kit, etc.
A 4 point or better safety harness must be installed. The width of the seat belt must be at least 2 inches, and the buckle must be quick release.
Fuel filler caps must be securely fastened as not to open.
Stock fuel tanks (permitted) and racing fuel cells must be secured and exempt of leaks.
Internal fuel cells, fuel swirl pots, fuel systems, tanks and pumps are acceptable provided they are fire walled(encased)
All external fuel pumps must be covered.
All cars must be equipped with a AFFF or FOAM or DRY POWDER: Dry Powder 2kg fire extinguisher with sight gauge which must show full and must be in working order. The extinguisher must be fastened securely and within reach of the cockpit
Batteries must be securely fastened down and must not be located within the cockpit.
If you move the Battery to the boot you must have a firewall between the boot area and the cockpit. A seled battery box will be sufficient
It is highly advised to have a master electrical cut off switch and location clearly marked and positioned where they can be reached from outside by marshals/officials
All bucket seats must be fixed to the floor and secure.
Nitrous Oxide is not permitted.

Authorised Modifications
Anything that compromises the safety of the vehicle in a collision may not be removed with the exception of air bags and or factory collision reinforcement bars. Except for anti lock brakes, traction control, and active stability management systems.
Every car must maintain a complete exhaust system.
Aftermarket body panels, bumper covers and wings are permitted
Seam welding the uni-body is permitted.
Suspension upgrades are allowed.
Factory wheels may be replaced with aftermarket wheels.
Any grade fuel may be used.
Brake bias modifications and controllers are permitted.
Engines and drive train are open for modification or replacement.


Driver Regulations
All participating drivers must wear the following items unless otherwise stated are advised when entering a €urodrift event.
Racing Suit (fire retardent ie Proban)
Racing Gloves (advised)
Racing Shoes (advised)
Certified Helmet (Half faced permitted)
FIA8860-2004
- Snell Memorial Foundation – SA95, SA2000, SA2005
- SFI Foundation – Spec 31.2, Spec 31.1A, Spec 31.2A
- British Helmet Standard – BS6658 Type A/FR, BS6658-85 Type A

Head and Neck restraints are optional
€urodrift badges must be placed on all competitor racing suits.

Sponsor and Sticker Placement
€urodrift visors must be placed on all competing cars.
€urodrift reserves the right to apply Championship and official sponsorship branding on each vehicle in designated areas.


Miscellaneous
All vehicle/drivers that enter the €urodrift Championship adhere to accept the €urodrift Rules and Regulations.
Video, film and photographic, including performance related test equipment is prohibited from all vehicles unless expressly authorised by €urodrift.
All competitors and or teams agree that decisions made by €urodrift officials/judges are final. Be that safety, tsuiso, conduct, weather etc.
€urodrift have no obligation to make any refund, re-imbursement or compensation of any kind as a result of their exclusion from the Championship for mechanical failure or not arriving at the event under any circumstances.
All sponsored vehicles must have their sponsor pre-approved by €urodrift 7 days in advance of an event, failure to do so may result in the removal of such branding.
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Junior/Amateur Class
Technical Inspection
The Technical Inspector reserves the right at all times to reject any vehicle which does not meet safety standards and may be hazardous to the driver/spectators/circuit.
Reasons for the failure of Technical Inspection will be given to the driver/competitor concerned who will be allowed to make adjustments etc, and present the vehicle inspection within the specified time period allocated at the event.
If the vehicle still does not meet technical requirements the driver/competitor has to leave the technical area and can report to the course marshal.
In the event of a collision the Technical Inspector must review the car and shall decide on the vehicles road worthiness.
On completion of the Technical inspection the competitor will be issued with their race number.
All Competing cars must be in accordance with €urdrift Series vehicle Regulations.

Vehicle Specification
No fluid leaks of any kind will be tolerated.
Each car must maintain the OEM uni-body structure,
Open roof vehicle are allowed but a full roll rollcage must be fitted.
Vehicles that do not meet the above criteria must be approved by €urodrift.
Brakes must be in perfect working order, anti-lock brakes are non-compulsory and may be removed.
The exhaust sound level must be within the regulation of each hosting venue (you must check with €urodrift before participating)
No Rollcage required.
All hoods and deck lids must be adequately and securely fastened.
Cutting of the main chassis rails is prohibited.
The rear seats, air conditioning, radio, interior etc may be removed.
All wheel nuts must be accounted for. No aluminium wheel nuts/studs allowed.
Headlights, Rear brake lights, and hazard lights must be in tact and in working order.
Cars must remain clean and presentable at all times, €urodrift reserve the right to refuse any vehicle competition entry if this is in question.
During competition, driver window must be in an up position (closed position).
Front and Rear Towing hook must be present and clearly marked. Stock hook is allowed, except when the hook is hidden upon installation of the aero-kit, etc.
A 4 point safety harness must be installed. The width of the seat belt must be at least 2 inches, and the buckle must be quick release.
The technical inspector has the right to uninstall exterior parts (GT wing, canard, etc) when judged hazardous. All sharp edges must be rounded.
Fuel filler caps must be securely fastened as not to open.
Stock fuel tanks (permitted) and racing fuel cells must be secured and exempt of leaks.
Internal fuel cells, fuel swirl pots, fuel systems, tanks and pumps are acceptable provided they are fire walled(encased)
All external fuel pumps must be covered.
All cars must be equipped with a AFFF or FOAM or DRY POWDER: Dry Powder 2kg fire extinguisher with sight gauge which must show full and must be in working order. The extinguisher must be fastened securely and within reach of the cockpit.
Batteries must be securely fastened down and must not be located within the cockpit.
If you move the Battery to the boot you must have a firewall between the boot area and the cockpit. A seled battery box will be sufficient
It is highly advised to have a master electrical cut off switch and location clearly marked and positioned where they can be reached from outside by marshals/officials
All bucket seats must be fixed to the floor and secure.
Nitrous Oxide is not permitted.

Authorised Modifications
Anything that compromises the safety of the vehicle in a collision may not be removed with the exception of air bags and or factory collision reinforcement bars. Except for anti lock brakes, traction control, and active stability management systems.
Every car must maintain a complete exhaust system.
Aftermarket body panels, bumper covers and wings are permitted
Seam welding the uni-body is permitted.
Suspension upgrades are allowed.
Factory wheels may be replaced with aftermarket wheels.
Any grade fuel may be used.
Brake bias modifications and controllers are permitted.
Engines and drive train are open for modification or replacement.


Driver Regulations
All participating drivers must wear the following items unless otherwise stated are advised when entering a €urodrift event.
Racing Suit (Fire Retardent ie Proban or above)
Racing Gloves (Advised)
racing Boots (Advised)
Certified Helmet (Half faced permitted)
FIA8860-2004
- Snell Memorial Foundation – SA95, SA2000, SA2005
- SFI Foundation – Spec 31.2, Spec 31.1A, Spec 31.2A
- British Helmet Standard – BS6658 Type A/FR, BS6658-85 Type A
Head and Neck restraints are optional
€urodrift badges must be placed on all competitor racing suits.

Sponsor and Sticker Placement
€urodrift visors must be placed on all competing cars.
€urodrift reserves the right to apply Championship and official sponsorship branding on each vehicle in designated areas.

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#151424 - 18th Mar 2007 12:46pm Re: Drifting rules [Re: spinking]
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coffee Got yu

Its making sense now, but thinking of it like ice skating
is easy enough for me happy
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#151433 - 18th Mar 2007 4:54pm Re: Drifting rules [Re: Mark]
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you get points for style an tyre smoke an how good it looks how fast you go an how smoth its all about showing of realy

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#151684 - 21st Mar 2007 5:00pm Re: Drifting rules [Re: red20]
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Registered: 11th May 2004
Posts: 5093
Loc: Happy Home
Originally Posted By: red20
you get points for style an tyre smoke an how good it looks how fast you go an how smoth its all about showing of realy


Indeed it is.
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