Signs of Spring in Tokyo are all around, warm weather, sakura and the roar from cars drifting in Odaiba. D1GP started the season officially with D1 Tokyo Drift in Odaiba.
Unlike the final round of 2015, there were a lot less international drivers but I hope to see some of them back for the this year’s final as well.
Drifting is for the most part always exciting and Odaiba provides that extra layer of spectacle with its short layout, wall, and close proximity to the spectators.
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The most notable event was Utsumi Akinori losing his rear-left wheel ending his competition.
The final tandem battle pitted Saito Daigo against Kawabata Masato. A repeat of last-year’s final but with an opposite result as Saito beat out Kawabata in the sudden-death due to contact.