Thrill-Seeking Professional Driver Pulls Drifts On Mountain Road
Drifting is really nothing new. If your car's rear end has ever swung around on a wet road, and you have struggled for 50 feet to get control, you have drifted. Drifting is one of those sports reserved for the most hard-core adrenaline seekers. It is a driving technique where the driver over-steers intentionally, causing the car to lose traction in it's rear wheels through a corner.
This video is of a professional driver from Tengu Drift, a drift club based in Romania, who demonstrates his impressive driving skills while maneuvering his Toyota Supra through one of the most terrifying Touge roads. One wrong move could surely cost him his head.
This incredibly courageous but crazy driver uses everything within his reach just to impress his subscribers. He uses throttle, brakes and clutch. He masterfully manipulates with gear shifting and steering input to keep the car in a state of oversteer while maneuvering from turn to turn. This driver emphasize the control of the car by coordinating the amount of countersteer (or opposite lock) with the simultaneous modulation of the throttle and brakes to shift the weight balance of the car back and forth through the turns. Furthermore, he strives to achieve this while adhering to the standard racing lines.
Maybe he just enjoys the fact that practicing the art of drifting teaches him how to safely control a car at its limit or maybe he simply enjoys the adrenaline rush of throwing a car along the road.
Whatever the reason, in its simplest sense, drifting translates to pure driving enjoyment and fun.