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2019 Drift Masters European Championship Grid Confirmed

by David Egan 11th February 2019

The Champions league of professional drifting returns for the most exciting, competitive and ambitious season of European drift competition ever attempted. The best drivers from 20 nations will compete for the biggest prize in European drifting, as the the Drift Masters European Championship brings together the greatest driver grid ever assembled on the continent. After an extensive application process, the contenders are now confirmed ahead of the new season.

With the DMEC European Championship and the DMEC Nations Cup both on the line, we are excited to finally release the drivers selected.

The 2019 Drift Masters European Championship Driver Grid

Michal Reichert – Czech Republic

Tor Arne Kvia – Norway

Ahmad Daham – Jordan

Mevlud Meladze – Georgia

Krzysztof Romanowski – Poland

Jack shanahan – Ireland

Duane Mckeever – Irleand

Jonathan Hernández Sánchez – Spain

Juan Antonio Perez Aparicio – Spain

Benjamin Boulbes – France

Mikkel Overgaard – Denmark

Jakub Król – Poland

Sebastian Fontijn – Holland

Grzegorz Hypki – Poland

Enver Haskasap – Northern Cyprus

Matt Carter – Great Britain

Max Heidrich – Germany

Juha Rintanen – Finland

Calin Ciortan – Romania

Dawid Karkosik – Poland

Roman Kolesar – Slovakia

Conor Shanahan – Ireland

Marco Zakouřil – Czech Republic

Paul Smith – Great Britain

Jerome Vassia – France

Juha Pöytälaakso – Finland

Adam Zalewski – Poland

Pawel Korpulinski – Poland

Kevin Quinn – Ireland

Paweł Trela – Poland

Elias Hountondji – Germany

Johannes Hountondji – Germany

Laurent Cousin  – France

Andrius Vasiliauskas – Lithuania

Benediktas Čirba – Lithuania

Norbert Zamecz – Hungary

Christian Erlandsson – Sweden

Nigel Colfer – Ireland

Martin Richards – Great Britain

Bartosz Stolarski – Poland

Phil Morrison – Great Britain

James Deane – Ireland

Max Miller – Ukraine

Steve Biagioni – Great Britain

Axel Francois – France

In 2019, the Drift Masters European Championship will continue to be the definitive professional drift organisation in Europe. With a calendar containing Europe’s highest-profile events and a grid of Europe’s most talented drivers, this is a championship for true drift fans. The very best venues, drivers, teams, organisers, promoters, judges, photographers, videographers, track team and livestream producers will work as one united entity to achieve a truly world-standard show.


Round 1 – May 18/19 – Austria – GRIENBACH CIRCUIT

45 drivers will begin the DMEC championship journey at the challenging and technical Greinbach Circuit in Austria. With series standings returning to zero and the refreshed ambitions of Europe’s best drivers waiting to be realised, the tension will be palpable. Who will claim first blood?

Round 2 – June 15/16 – France – CROIX EN TERNOIS CIRCUIT

Drift Masters will attempt to bring their own brand of flair to the French nation with the Croix En Ternois circuit providing the perfect setting for high speed door to door tandem action. French fans make every drift event an incredible spectacle, so expect more memorable moments and heart-stopping action when the DMEC grid go to war once again. Can you really miss this one?

Round 3 – June 28/29 – Poland – PŁOCK STADIUM

Kazimierz Gorski Stadium is the current home ground of Wisła Płock, but was never originally intended as a drift circuit. With drift-specific tarmac laid around the edge of the arena, a dangerous and technical circuit was born. The confines of this stadium create an electric atmosphere unlike any other event and only the bravest drivers can succeed here.

Round 4 – August 2/3 – Latvia – BIKERNIEKI CIRCUIT (KING OF RIGA)

It’s Riga baby! The most infamous drift event in the world returns for 2019. Expect an extreme full-throttle layout, street parades, after-parties and all the mayhem a drift event should contain. This driver’s favourite combines one of the most extreme layouts in the world, with some of the most passionate and committed fans. This event really has to been seen, to be believed!

Round 5 – August 16/17 – Germany – FERROPOLIS (IRON DRIFT KING OF GERMANY)

A decommissioned steel mine on an island in Germany? Surely this must be fantasy? Ferropolis in Germany plays host one of the most unique drift events ever imagined. The best drivers from Europe and Germany will compete to be crowned the coveted 2019 Iron Drift King. Nothing like this exists worldwide and Drift Masters invites you to join in on the madness next August.

Round 6 – September 21/22 – Ireland – MONDELLO PARK

The biggest automotive event in Ireland plays host to our season finale. With the Irish dominating professional drifting in recent years, our European grid will attempt to beat their 16 year undefeated streak on home soil. With an expected attendance of over 15,000 fans, this event will become an all out war! Who will be crowned champion? Place your bets now…

For further information, please stay tuned to our DMEC web and social media channels. The countdown to the 2019 DMEC season begins NOW!

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