In 2024 Gatebil has decided to shift its focus towards individual drifting competitions during each Gatebil event, instead of arranging a drifting series, which gives more opportunities to those who are not visiting all the festivals, but are still very keen on hitting some scores and willing to fight for the podiums!

we are going to have a very special competition for drift drivers and drift loving spectators called Gatebil Drift Battle. The competition is pretty classical drift competition but features probably the best scandinavian drift drivers.

WHAT IS A DRIFT BATTLE?

Drift Battle is a competition in which two cars drift in formation. Judging criteria are different from those used in Solo Drifting. The lead car must aim to perform a perfect solo run, while the chase car must aim to mimic the run of the lead car, getting as close as possible without making any notable contact.

Competitions are going to take place in these festivals:

STARTING GRID
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Starting grid for each event will be published two weeks before the event.

Starting Grid Vålerbanen
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List will be published in the beginning of May

Starting Grid Rudskogen
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List will be published in August

Starting grid Mantorp Park
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List will be published in September

RULEBOOK
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Gatebil Drift Battle is a classical drift competition in which two cars drift in formation. Judging criteria are different from those used in Solo Drifting. The lead car must aim to perform a perfect solo run, while the chase car must aim to mimic the run of the lead car, getting as close as possible without making any notable contact.

The competition is open to PRO drivers with cars built and approved according to the PRO rules for each country. All vehicles and driver equipment must pass a technical inspection before qualification. The location and time in which the technical inspections will be carried out will be communicated before the event. 

Maximum allowed tire width used on the rear axle wheels is 285mm and minimum 200 TW. Minimum 160 TW is allowed if tire width used on the rear axle wheels is maximum 265mm. The minimum allowed tire width used on the rear axle wheels is 265mm. 

Extended rules and more info will follow!

RESULTS AND PRIZE CEREMONIES
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Each festival where we are going to hold Gatebil Drift Battles are going to be a separate competition and no series points throughout the season are going to be counted, which in the end of the season will give us three independent and unrelated winners. This gives all drivers the same chance of winning, no matter how many Gatebil festivals they visit in season 2024.

Prize ceremonies will be held on Gatebil Aftertrack during the events, where it will be possible. Some of the ceremonies will be held right after the race on Gatebil Podium next to Gatebil shop, which provides the chance for visitors to look closer at the winner cars together at one place, as well as meet and greet their heroes – drivers themselves!

CALENDAR 2023
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Gatebil Drift Battles will be held inn three different race tracks, in two different countries:

  1. Vålerbanen 24-26 May
  2. Rudskogen 30 August-1 September
  3. Mantorp Park 27-29 September

* competitions are not going to count series points, which means that each time competition is held seperately with one winner in each battle.

MEDIA
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To receive media accreditation for GDB, you must apply through the regular application system for Media in Gatebil Festivals. You will find full info here: MEDIA PASS

CONTACT
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Contact
Matilda Svensson
+46 70 647 09 89
matilda.svensson@mantorppark.com

Kristiana Magreca
+47 40052742
kristiana@gatebil.com

More info coming soon!