GATEBIL SCANDINAVIAN DRIFT SERIES 2023

Gatebil Scandinavian Drift Series aim to be the greatest drift series in Nordics with the best drivers from countries such as Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland, among others. We aim to create a professional series where the drivers fight on track and keep a good fellowship off the track.

The goal is to become the largest drifting series in the Nordics and the drivers from all over the world are welcome to participate in the series. We want to create a series where the drivers fight on the track and help each other off the track. Gatebil Swedish Drift Series considers the atmosphere among the teams a crucial part for a good series.

GATEBIL FESTIVALS
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Audience

The greatest news is that 3 out of four 4 rounds will happen under Gatebil Festivals, which means high event attendance by spectators, brands, sponsors, partners and also greater exposure for drivers, their own teams and sponsors.

Gatebil Scandinavian Series

Season 2023 will mark a change for Gatebil Festivals, as the new Scandinavian Drift Series replaces Gatebil Drift Series and Swedish Drift Series, and becomes more prestigious by gathering not only drivers from one country but combining drivers from all over Scandinavia in one drift series. Also, expect some exciting wildcards from other regions of the world.

CALENDAR 2023
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Gatebil Scandinavian Drift Series arrange some of the biggest events in Northern Europe with a total of 4 rounds in two countries, Sweden and Norway.

The season of Gatebil SDS 2023 starts with a pre-season test at Mantorp Park 24th of March. This Pre Season Test is free of charge for every one in the Scandinavian Drift Series starting grid 2023.

The first round of Scandinavian Drift Series takes place the 7th – 8th of April during Påsksladden at Bilsport Performance & Custom Motor Show in Jönköping, Sweden. Påsksladden has been the most well-attended drifting competition in the Nordics since 2014 with up to 40,000 visitors and Bilsport Performance & Custom Motor Show has up to 80.000 visitors during the weekend. This event will offer fans a magical drifting experience, as well as the drivers.

Round 2 is held 19th – 20th of May at Vålerbanan in Norway during the first Gatebil Festival of the season. This classic racing track is very popular among drifting drivers.

After the summer break it’s time for Round 3 of Gatebil Scandinavian Drift Series. 31st of August – 2nd September Gatebil SDS visits Norway once more, this time at the legendary Rudskogen during Gatebil Race Festival. Rudskogen, with its unique track structure offers spectacular drifting. 28th – 30th of September the final round are held at Sweden’s national arena for Drifting – Mantorp Park. This is the fastest track in this seasons calendar and it’s during Gatebil Season Finale at Mantorp Park that we decide who is Scandinavia’s best drifting driver 2023.

MEDIA AND LIVESTREAM
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One of Scandinavian Drift Series focus is to promote the drivers and teams through social medias. The series place a great emphasis on media such as video material and photos to highlight the drivers in Gatebil SDS.

All rounds will be broadcast live through e.g. YouTube with English speaking commentators. We aim to reach Europe with a focus on the Nordics.
The livestream will include high quality graphics with drivers information, and possibility to present sponsor to the series as well as sponsors to the drivers.

WILDCARDS
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Gatebil Scandinavian Drift Series management may admit competitors having a wildcard to the competition on individually agreed terms and conditions. The number of wildcards may vary from round to round.

More information about wildcards coming soon.

PRIZE CERMONY
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A large prize cermony are held during the events. In three out of four events the prize cermony are held at night during Gatebil Aftertrack. This offers a an extraordinary prizcermony with a large audience and a fantastic atmosphere. Be ready for an evening you won’t forget.

SPONSORS
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We believe that it is essential for drivers to get an opportunity to actively interact with their sponsors. Therefor we offer discounted sponsor tickets to all the events. This means that the drivers can interact with their sponsors when given the opportunity during the event, an e.g. offer ride alongs. More detailed information will be given to all drivers.

TECHNICAL REGULATIONS
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The series strive to adapt the technical rules to international series. All vehicles and driver equipment must pass a technical inspection before heading out on track. The location and time in which the technical inspections will be carried will be
communicated before the beginning of the season and in the information pack provided before each individual round of the 2022 season.

In addition, each vehicle is subject to further technical inspection during and after the competition, in scenarios of participating in another event. This examination will be carried out in time, place and manner specified by the organizers.

The 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.
The tire rules used in 2023 will be evaluated during the season and may change for the 2024 season.

More information regarding technical regulations coming soon.

ENTRIES
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Selection for the series will be based on previous competition results, where recent results are valued higher than old results. Both individual competitions and series positions will be taken into account. Also the driver’s attitude to the sport, sportsmanship on and off the track as well as the professionalism in his investment will be factors to take into account during selection.

Gatebil Scandinavian Drift Series management may deny entry to any entrant whose conduct, affiliations, or associations, on or off the course, are deemed not conducive to the best interest of this sport, or who exhibits conduction, which is offensive, inappropriate, or in bad taste. Gatebil SDS have the right to refuse an entry at their discretion without giving a statement of reason for refusal.

ENTRIES FEES
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The fee is a total of 16,800 SEK for participation in all four rounds.
This fee includes a registration fee of 4000 SEK, as well as entries fee of 3200 SEK per round.

The entry fee includes five entrance to each event and Drift Line access to Gatebil track driving for all the drivers. Additional entrance tickets can be purchased. More detailed information regarding the entry and registration fee will be given to all accepted drivers.

The registration fee is not returnable when its delivered to the organizer, nor in case when the contestant did not appear at the competition, regardless of the reason or if the registered contestant’s car did not pass the Technical Inspection.

All fees can be invoiced in a single invoice, or can be paid in installments before each round. The series fee of 4000 SEK must be paid before the agreed last payment day for the entrant to secure his or hers spot in the starting grid.

APPLICATON PROCESS
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Application closes November 30th.

Applications will start being processed from November 15. The applications will be handled on an ongoing basis and drivers with high merits may receive an answer to their application at an early stage.

Contact matilda.svensson@mantorppark.com with further questions.

APPLICATON
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Application is closed.

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

Project Leader Gatebil SDS
Max Lundgren
+46 72 151 77 00
max.lundgren@mantorppark.com

SOCIALS:
FB: Gatebil Scandinavian Drift Series
Instagram: Scandinavian Drift Series
Youtube: Scandinavian Drift Series

Gatebil SDS is arranged by the organization behind drifting series such as Swedish Drift Series 2022, Gatebil Drift Series 2016 – 2020 and Swedish Drift Championship 2016 -2021. All the experience gathered during these years will be used to create a series at the highest level.