THIS IS GATEBIL DRIFT SERIES:
GATEBIL, Norges Bilsportforbund (NBF) and Svenske Bilsportforbundet (SBF) is launching a brand new drift series in 2017: GATEBIL DRIFT SERIES. The series is focused around mainly Norwegian and Swedish PRO drifters, and will be held at 4 out of 5 GATEBIL Festivals. Drivers from other countries may participate too, either in single-races, or the entire series.

NM AND SM PRO IS INCORPORATED
Both the Norwegian and Swedish championship will be included in Gatebil Drift Series. Those who participates in the Norwegian Championship, will get points from races 1, 2 and 3, while those participating in the Swedish Championship, will get points from races 2, 3 and 4. In addition, there will be crowned a Gatebil Drift Champion 2017, based on overall results.

Round 1. Vålerbanen, Norway May 26-28 2017. (Qual. 25 May)
Round 2. Mantorp Park, Sweden June 16-18 2017. (Qual. 15 June)
Round 3. Rudskogen, Norway Sept 8-10 2017. (Qual. 7 September.)
Round 4. Mantorp Park, Sweden Sep. 22-24 2017. (Qual. 21 September.)

EXECUTED IN A PROFESSIONAL MANNER
«Gatebil Drift Series» will be as professional as possible. This goes for both how the races, runs and series are executed, and the exposure of both the series and drivers. Among other, there will be requirements that must be met by drivers and teams, in addition to the fundamental/basic requirements such as cars passing technical inspection and valid licenses. There will be guidelines stating the cars must be at a certain state- meaning it should look better than average, and the participants must commit to do active profiling of the series through social media/channels, as stated in these guidelines. Gatebil will put a lot of effort into this concept, as Gatebil Drift Series will be highly prioritzed. It will also be a priority that all participants will get much exposure.

JUDGES
«Gatebil Drift Series» panel of jugdes will consist of at least one internationally experienced jugde, whom will be responsible to train Norwegian and Swedish judges to execute their jobs on a high international level. There will be drivers briefings where all needed information on what the judges will look for at the diffrent tracks/races. This will also be described in detail in the additional regulations which will be published in good time ahead of each race/competition.

PROGRAM – THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
Practice and qualifying will be held during Thursdays. Top-32 is planned to be held Friday afternoons, and Top-16 finals is planned to be held Saturday afternoons. The awards-ceremony will be held at Gatebil Aftertrack Saturday evenings/nights.

SIGN-ON
The Gatebil Drift Series is exclusively for drivers approved by Gatebil/ NBF/ SBF. At the bottom of this article (Coming week 51-52), you find the registrationform where all that wants can register/apply. Gatebil/ NBF/ SBF will make decisions regarding which teams/drivers that are chosen to join the competition. Initially there are 60 spots availible, but if there are more drivers registrating, a decision may be made by Gatebil to include more drivers.

TECHNICAL REGULATIONS
Norwegian participants will follow the Norwegian rules according to the regulations of the NM drifting, and the Swedish participants will follow the rules stated in the Swedish regulations. Drivers from other countries will follow the rules stated in regulations in their home country, their national drift series’ regulation or the regulations of the likes of Drift Allstars and Formula Drift. Representatives of Gatebil Drift Series / Chief of scrutineering will evaluate participants from countries outside Norway and Sweden to make sure these are not following a set of rules/regulations that might give an advantage in competition.

COSTS
Start- and depot fees will be set by Gatebil, NBF and SBF.

MANY PARTICIPANTS READY
Numerous Norwegian and Swedish drivers are already informed on the plans for Gatebil Drift Series, and many have confirmed their participation. A complete list of the drivers already signed on will be published in the days to come.

WORK GROUP
The following are in the work force needed to make Gatebil Drift Series happen: Hans Jørgen Andersson, Henrik Frisak og Bjørn Wahlberg (Gatebil): Christer Halvorsen, Kim Olsen, Johan Svensson og Helen Torgersen (NBF). Max Lundgren (SBF).

PROGRESS
There are elements of Gatebil Drift Series that is «under construction». These are the likes of how to implement the competitions as best as possible for both drivers and audiences.

THIS IS SOME OF WHAT WE ARE STILL WORKING ON:
– Registration forms for participants. Should be ready by week 51-52.
– Technical regulations. Should be done by 1st of January 2017.
– In-competition rules.
– Logo og profiling material.
– Further planning on execution of races.
– Presentation of the participants.
– …And more.

QUESTIONS/ TIP US?
More nformation on Gatebil Drift Series will follow consecutively. Is there anything you think is unclear as of now, or if you have good ideas to share with us, please contact us or use the comment section below the article.

General questions (Gatebil):
Hans Jørgen Andersson: +47 915 95 257 – hja@gatebil.no
(Tlf/phone during the hours 09.00 – 16.00, Monday through Friday)

Technical questions (NBF driftingseksjon):
Christer Halvorsen: +47 413 61 022 – crillem3@gmail.com
Sweden (SBF driftingseksjon / Gatebil Mantorp Park):

Max Lundgren: +46 (0)72 151 77 00 – max.lundgren@mantorppark.com
(Tlf/phone during the hours 09.00 – 16.00, Monday through Friday)

Gatebil main partner 2017:
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