Actually, drift is not a new phenomenon and is used as a technique more than 30 years by Grand Prix drivers. In its purest form, however, the drift technique was displayed in the 1970’s in the Japanese Touring Car Championship. A pioneer in drifting is considered the Japanese racer Kunimitsu Takahashi, known for his aggressive technique through turns with controlled slip and speed. This unusual style for its time provided many titles and applause of the audience, exalted by the spectacular show of speed and smoking tires.
One man was particularly impressed by the technique of Takahashi. It was a young street racer named Keiichi Tsuchiya, who began to practice the drifting techniques of Takashi on narrow mountain roads in Japan, while also developing and improving them. Keiichi Tsuchiya was captured by the great drift skills of Takahashi and decided that he could perfect them in order to avoid the dangers and through them to try to improve his time on the track. So he started to practice these techniques on curved mountain roads in Japan and in competitions in which he was involved, as was quickly noticed and appreciated by street racers, and was nicknamed Dorikin (Drift King of Japan ).
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