Team Turbosmart’s Adam Frank of Cartu Drifting now leads the championship in the King of Europe Drift ProSeries after yet another podium finish in round four at Lydden Hill Race Circuit in the UK. The finish comes after Frank scored first place in round three of the King of Europe Drift Pro Series, held in Greinbach, Austria.
The round four podium finish at Lydden Hill came after an impressive qualifying result, where Frank not only led the ProSeries pack, but set one of the highest scores ever recorded in the series’ history.
The last round in Austria saw a significant win for Frank and the Cartu Drifting team. In a poetic moment, the track where the Cartu Drifting team made their European debut two years ago became the scene of an impressive victory for Frank – and on his birthday.
Frank on the podium at Greinbach, Austria after round three.
The continental European drifting scene looks has a distinct flavour compared to what we see elsewhere in the world. At Greinbach, the Japanese RWD cars we are used to seeing slide around tracks take a back seat. Here, BMWs reign supreme. Frank’s car blends the JDM drifting tradition with European flavours. His Turbosmart-equipped BMW M3 E46 powered by a Toyota 2JZ engine, a combination sending over 1000hp to the rear wheels.
Greinbach was the second King of Europe victory for Adam Frank, placing him in third place on the championship leaderboard. Another solid performance in round four gave Frank the points he needed to move into the lead, and with a comfortable distance between the second and third place drivers. The team believes the car is now performing better than ever, so we can’t wait to see how the rest of the series pans out!