Solidarity events for the Monza racetrack with the LILT march and the Paralympic Handbike race

The Temple of Speed will host a race of the Italian League for the Fight against Cancer on 2 June and the eleventh edition of the Handcycling GP Monza.

On Thursday 2 June, the Autodromo Nazionale Monza is committed to social issues. For the Republic Day, The Temple of Speed does not stop and welcomes two events in a single day. In fact, the Circuit opens its spaces and its legendary track both to LILT, the Italian League for the Fight against Cancer, and to the Little Devils 3 Wheels ASD ONLUS Amateur Sports Association, which returns to the Brianza track for the Handcycling GP Monza , now in its eleventh date.

The morning will be dedicated to the 42nd edition of Formula One, the historic non-competitive walk of LILT, a celebration of sport and solidarity open to all: adults, children and four-legged friends. Between registrations and donations, the total proceeds from the event, born in the Autodrome in 1980, will be used with the aim of creating Casa LILT, the largest cancer prevention center in Brianza, in Monza. Registration is required for a minimum donation of 10 euros, including insurance, while children under 3 years old will enter for free. Further information on the event and on the program is available on the web page informed-post / news / formula- one-2022 / .

In the afternoon there will be space for the 11th Handcycling GP Monza, a now traditional handbike race for the Temple of Speed. The Paralympic athletes, accompanied by their clubs, will be at the Autodrome as early as 10 am in the paddock. The race, which will last one hour plus one lap, will start at 3 pm and is organized by the Piccoli Diavoli 3 Ruote ASD Onlus association. At the end of the activity, the winners will be rewarded in an area set aside for celebrations, also in the paddock. All the details are available on the official website of the Federciclismo .

Both events are organized thanks to the collaboration between the Municipality of Monza and the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, and they will not be the only events in 2022 that the Temple of Speed will dedicate to social issues. In fact, this weekend, on 4 and 5 June, the sports associations of the Monza area will arrive on the circuit to give life to the Monza Sport Festival, while between October and November the 12H Cycling Marathon and the traditional 6 Ruote di Hope.

Monza ready to welcome the "Boss" and his fans: appointment on 25 July 2023 at the Circuit

The announcement of the Italian dates of Bruce Springsteen's 2023 tour has held the bench since this morning among the numerous fans of the Boss and his music. 2023, therefore, will see the return of the Boss among his fans who, after the Italian dates in Ferrara and Rome, will close with the Monza stage on 25 July 2023. The protagonist of the great gathering will be the Prato della Gerascia, inside the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, which has already welcomed major international events and concerts in past years.

"We strongly wanted to propose a great event in the city after the dark years of the pandemic and this offer seemed immediately to be grasped: the universal language of music will turn the spotlight once again on our city and on its great desire to restart. - said the President of the Villa Reale and Parco Consortium, the Mayor Dario Allevi - The identified area has already shown that it can host international concerts and in any case we will implement all the necessary measures to better protect the great green heritage of the Park. I would like to highlight the umpteenth success of the “Monza Model”: only through a fruitful collaboration with those who manage the racetrack has it been possible to achieve such a prestigious result. I am sure, at this point, that 25 July 2023 will be an evening to remember ".

According to the organizers, a special presale will be open for nominal tickets for the three Italian concerts of Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band on the official authorized circuits Ticketone, Vivaticket and Ticketmaster, subject to availability of seats dedicated to the pre-sale. For the Monza date reservations will be active from 10 to 23:59 on Monday 30 May.

Alessandra Zinno, General Manager of Autodromo Nazionale Monza: “We are very happy that Bruce Springsteen wanted to play at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza and conclude his 2023 world tour with us, which will engage him from April to July with three Italian dates. The singer and his staff fell in love with our history and what the Temple of Speed stands for. It could not be otherwise for the artist of "Born to run". The confirmation of such an important event once again enhances the work on which we have been concentrating for a few months to open the Circuit to opportunities that go beyond the world of Motorsport but which can also support it thanks to the notoriety they bring. I would like to thank the Mayor and the Municipality of Monza who believed in the project and allowed the first contacts with the organizers and all our staff and stakeholders of the Circuit, who are managing new challenges with great teamwork to make the most of the opportunities. that are offered by these appointments. The Formula 1 Grand Prix will mark record numbers in terms of attendance of fans in the stands and we expect a good response also for the Endurance races in July, for which the box office was opened yesterday. The Springsteen concert will be one of the flagship events in the cycle of celebrations for the Autodrome's Centenary, which will begin in September and end the following year and further evidence of how our Autodrome is no longer just the Temple of Speed but also the Temple of Records which achieves results in every field, thus becoming a place of entertainment at 360 degrees ".

Tickets for the Endurance races of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza are on sale

The European Le Mans Series and the World Endurance Championship will be in the Temple of Speed in the first two weekends of July. Free admission on Fridays.

The Autodromo Nazionale Monza will be the home of the Endurance for two weeks. Tickets for the 4 Hours of Monza of the European Le Mans Series and the 6 Hours of Monza of the World Endurance Championship, which the Temple of Speed will host in the first two weekends of July, are on sale from today. Meetings of absolute excellence on the European and international scene that will delight fans of endurance races.

The first to battle on the Monza asphalt will be the ELMS drivers between 1 and 3 July with the third round of the 2022 championship. Last year Julien Canal, James Allen and Wiliam Stevens had triumphed in the fast Brianza Circuit, giving Panis Racing its first historic success in the series. Lorenzo Colombo, Louis Deletraz and Ferdinand Habsburg of the Italian Prema team will try to repeat the victories already obtained in the first two rounds of the year, who have conquered the top step of the podium of the 4 Hours of Le Castellet and Imola. Forty-two crews have entered the championship for this season, divided as follows in the three competing categories: seventeen in the LMP2, twelve in the LMP3 and thirteen in the LMGTE.

The following week will be the turn of the WEC , which will see the drivers engaged in the Autodrome for the fourth race of the season from 8 to 10 July. The long-awaited Peugeot 9X8, a new entry among the Hypercars, will make its debut in Monza. The Toyota GR010 Hybrid, winner at Monza in 2021, took first place in the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps 2022 with Kamui Kobayashi, Jose-Maria Lopez and Mike Conway. The 1000 Miglia di Sebring, the first round of the championship, went to Nicolas LaPierre, Andrè Negrao and Matthieu Vaxiviere of the Alpine Elf Team. It will therefore be an open challenge. The LMP2, LMGTE Pro and LMGTE Am classes complete the grid for a total of about 40 cars entered in the series. The Monza event will be preceded by the 24 Hours of Le Mans at the beginning of June.

The purchase of tickets for the two races is possible from the site by credit card, Satispay or MyBank online transfer, through the Vivaticket reseller on the site , in 1,500 Italian and 11 foreign points of sale and by telephone at the toll-free number 800-905450, with the assistance of an operator.

For the 4 Hours of Monza of the European Le Mans Series, admission will be free on Friday 1 July, with the payment of parking only (15 euros for cars and 5 euros for motorcycles). On Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 July the ticket will cost 20 euros per day, while the season ticket is available for 29 euros. During the same weekend, fans will also be able to attend the support races of the Michelin Le Mans Cup, the Ligier European Series and the Mitjet Italia Racing Series.

As for the ELMS, entry to the circuit to follow the World Endurance Championship live is free on Friday 8 July, with only the payment of the parking space. On Saturday 9 and Sunday 10, however, a ticket must be paid. Those who book their place by June 30 will be entitled to discounted rates, with a cost of 30 euros for Saturdays and 40 for Sundays. The subscription for the two days costs 50 euros instead. Fans will also be able to access the paddock by purchasing the VIP Paddock at an additional daily cost of 10 euros.

Both for the ELMS and the WEC admission is free for children up to 6 years, and there are reduced prices for children up to 24 years and for those over 65, as well as for disabled people and their carers , who will receive assistance from a welcome service at the entrance. The internal parking lots will be paid even on Saturdays and Sundays. Finally, further discounts are dedicated to ACI and AcMilano members for the WEC event. More information on the website .

In vendita i biglietti delle gare Endurance dell’Autodromo Nazionale Monza

La European Le Mans Series e il World Endurance Championship saranno nel Tempio della Velocità nei primi due weekend di luglio. Ingresso gratuito il venerdì.

L’Autodromo Nazionale Monza sarà la casa dell’Endurance per due settimane. Sono in vendita da oggi i biglietti per la 4 Ore di Monza della European Le Mans Series e la 6 Ore di Monza del World Endurance Championship, che il Tempio della Velocità ospiterà nei primi due weekend di luglio. Appuntamenti di assoluta eccellenza nel panorama europeo e internazionale che faranno la felicità dei tifosi delle gare di durata.

I primi a darsi battaglia sull’asfalto di Monza saranno i piloti dell’ELMS tra l’1 e il 3 luglio con il terzo round del campionato 2022. L’anno scorso avevano trionfato nel veloce Circuito brianzolo Julien Canal, James Allen e Wiliam Stevens, regalando alla Panis Racing il primo storico successo nella serie. Proveranno a ripetere le vittorie già ottenute nei primi due appuntamenti dell’anno Lorenzo Colombo, Louis Deletraz e Ferdinand Habsburg del team italiano Prema, che hanno conquistato il gradino più alto del podio delle 4 Ore di Le Castellet e di Imola. Sono quarantadue gli equipaggi iscritti al campionato per questa stagione, così ripartiti nelle tre categorie in gara: diciassette nella LMP2, dodici nella LMP3 e tredici nella LMGTE.

La settimana successiva sarà il turno del WEC, che vedrà i piloti impegnati in Autodromo per la quarta gara stagionale dall’8 al 10 luglio. A Monza debutterà la tanto attesa Peugeot 9X8, new entry tra le Hypercar. La Toyota GR010 Hybrid, vincitrice a Monza nel 2021, ha ottenuto un primo posto nella 6 Ore di Spa-Francorchamps 2022 con Kamui Kobayashi, Jose-Maria Lopez e Mike Conway. La 1000 Miglia di Sebring, primo round del campionato, è invece andata a Nicolas LaPierre, Andrè Negrao e Matthieu Vaxiviere della Alpine Elf Team. Sarà dunque sfida aperta. Completano la griglia le classi LMP2, LMGTE Pro e LMGTE Am per un totale di circa 40 vetture iscritte alla serie. L’appuntamento di Monza sarà preceduto dalla 24 Ore di Le Mans di inizio giugno.

L’acquisto dei biglietti per le due gare è possibile dal sito tramite carta di credito, Satispay o bonifico online MyBank, tramite il rivenditore Vivaticket sul sito, in 1.500 punti vendita italiani e 11 esteri e tramite telefono al numero verde gratuito 800-905450, con l’assistenza di un operatore.

Per la 4 Ore di Monza della European Le Mans Series l’ingresso sarà gratuito nella giornata di venerdì 1 luglio, con il pagamento del solo parcheggio (15 euro per le auto e 5 euro per le moto). Sabato 2 e domenica 3 luglio il biglietto costerà invece 20 euro a giornata, mentre l’abbonamento è disponibile a 29 euro. Gli appassionati, nello stesso weekend, potranno assistere anche alle gare di supporto della Michelin Le Mans Cup, della Ligier European Series e della Mitjet Italia Racing Series.

Come per l’ELMS, l’ingresso in circuito per seguire dal vivo il Campionato del Mondo Endurance è gratuito nella giornata di venerdì 8 luglio, con il solo pagamento del posteggio. Sabato 9 e domenica 10 è invece previsto il pagamento di un biglietto. Chi prenoterà il proprio posto entro il 30 giugno avrà diritto a tariffe scontate, con un costo di 30 euro per il sabato e di 40 per la domenica. L’abbonamento per la due giorni costa invece 50 euro. I tifosi potranno inoltre accedere al paddock acquistando il VIP Paddock ad un costo giornaliero aggiuntivo di 10 euro.

Sia per l’ELMS che per il WEC l’ingresso è gratuito per i bambini fino ai 6 anni, e sono previsti prezzi ridotti per i ragazzi fino ai 24 anni e per gli over 65, così come per le persone diversamente abili e i loro accompagnatori, che riceveranno assistenza da un servizio di accoglienza all’ingresso. I parcheggi interni saranno a pagamento anche nelle giornate di sabato e domenica. Infine, ulteriori scontistiche sono dedicate ai soci ACI e AcMilano per l'evento WEC. Maggiori informazioni sul sito

At the Autodromo Nazionale Monza it is a challenge of traverses with the Italian drifting champions

Alberto Cona wins in the first absolute race of the Italian Drifting Championship in the Temple of Speed

A good first for the debut of the Italian Drifting Championship at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza. The race, held in a stretch of the Ascari variant and a novelty of the Temple of Speed calendar, attracted a large number of spectators who watched the pilots drift throughout the day. The event, organized by D-Race and ACI Sport, gave a show to the sound of evolutions and crossings on the track.

The drivers - divided into the two classes in the Pro and Pro2 races - first tested the cars in a long free practice session that began at 8:30, and then battled it out when the stakes really mattered, both in the qualifying heats and in the afternoon races. . All performances were carefully evaluated by the three 2022 race judges: Davide Busi, Nicolò Rosso and Claudio Varrica.

Alberto Cona confirms himself as the best, at least in the debut race of the queen Pro category. After the triumph in the series in 2021, the Italian driver opened the season with a victory, putting behind the other sixteen competitors at the start. Summing up the qualifying and race results, the score of Cona's BMW M3 was higher than that of Alberto Meregalli, on a Nissan 350Z V8, and of the French Alexander Strano, on another BMW M3.

At the head of Pro2 is Simone Milani. With his BMW M3 E46 he climbed to the top step of the class podium after being the best for the jury even at the end of qualifying, with 81 points. Behind him were Rocco Lopiano in a Nissan S13 and Christian Stocco in a BMW E46. Worthy of note is the performance of Lopiano, able to recover 5 positions from qualifying - which he had finished in seventh place - finishing second. Stocco was fourth at the start of the race and overtook Marco Stellino, grabbing the third position.

At mid-day, during the break of the dynamic activity of the Italian Drifting Championship, the sixteen GT cars that participated in the MonRace GV Cup 2022 , a competition in memory of Gilles Villeneuve, also entered the Circuit. The cars lined up in paddock 1 at 1.30pm and left for a parade both on the historic Monza elevated roads, where they completed a complete lap, and on the road layout, where they completed three laps. Among the entrants, the presence of five Ferraris should be noted. At the end of the day, the participants who best expressed the spirit and style of the event were awarded on the podium of the Circuit, in the year of its centenary.

The sports calendar for the Temple of Speed now continues with the return to the Brianza Circuit of the 1000 Miglia, the most famous regularity race in the world, scheduled for Saturday 18 June. On the same weekend, the Autodrome will also host the dynamic phase of the MIMO - Milan Monza Motor Show, with free access for all MIMO Pass holders and the opportunity to try supercars on Sunday 19 June, on a Track Day dedicated to collectors. and passionate. All information on the event is available on the website (fm )

Peugeot will make its debut at the 6 Hours of Monza 2022 in the WEC as announced in the entry list

The long-awaited Peugeot 9X8 will make its race debut at Monza for the fourth round of the 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship on 10 July and will join the second largest parterre in FIA WEC history.

Paul di Resta and Loic Duval will lead the teams for the fourth round of the FIA WEC respectively entered under numbers 93 and 94, with the remainder of the driver line-up consisting of the team of Mikkel Jensen, Gustavo Menezes, James Rossiter and Jean-Eric Vergne, yet to be assigned to specific cars.

The 6 Hours of Monza takes place one month after the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June and, beyond the entry of the Peugeot, the Hypercar class remains unchanged with the winning Alpine at Sebring, which is currently ahead of the Spa winners, the Toyota, and Glickenhaus enters the title race before the most important race in La Sarthe. With the pair of Peugeots, the Monza class will consist of six cars, with two Toyotas, an Alpine and a Glickenhaus in action.

In LMP2, the lineup of cars and drivers is the same as in Spa, with one exception: Penske # 5 which will retire for the rest of the season after Le Mans and will therefore not be present at Monza.

In LMGTE Pro and LMGTE Am it's all like in Spa, with 5 cars (a pair of Ferraris and Porches against a single Corvette) and in the AM, there are 13 cars, with 5 Ferraris and Porches against 3 Aston Martins.

Monza has been included in the WEC calendar since last year, but previously it has been the protagonist of several endurance racing series. The iconic race venue, located in one of the largest city parks in Europe, offers a real party for fans and riders. Before Monza, of course, there will be the Jewel of the Crown, the 24 Hours of Le Mans with double points, and everything could change in the standings.

The action in Monza will be with free practice on Friday (8 July) afternoon, other free practice on Saturday (9 July), then qualifying on Saturday evening and after the actual race which starts at 12.00 CET on Sunday 10 July.
The complete list of entrants to the 6 Hours of Monza can be consulted here .

The 2022 Italian Drifting Championship debuts in the Temple of Speed

The 35 registered drivers will showcase their driving skills in a dedicated route within the Ascari variant. Gilles Villeneuve will also be celebrated on the same day with the parades of the MonRace GV Cup.

Autodromo Nazionale Monza is ready to host the first seasonal stage of the 2022 Italian Drifting Championship organized by D-Race and ACI Sport. The crossbar race is scheduled for Sunday 22 May and is the absolute debut of the series in the Temple of Speed.

The 35 drivers entered in the Championship - who have already tried their hand at the Circuit during the official tests on 1 April last - are divided into two different categories. The 18 starters of the premier Pro class and the 17 entrants of the Pro2 will have to demonstrate their skill and technique in controlling the cars in a specific course designed within the Ascari variant.

The parterre of cars at the start of the race - all deriving from road and rear-wheel drive models - includes twenty-six BMWs, seven Nissan and two Subaru. Among the drivers, the large Italian representation stands out, with even twenty-seven home drivers, but there will be competitors of other nationalities, including the Swiss Julien Besson, winner in 2021 of the Pro2 category and a rookie this year in the most important class.

After the technical and sporting checks on Saturday, the competition will begin on Sunday 22 May with free practice, qualifying and the race. The free practice session will start in the morning at 8:30 am, while qualifying will start from 11:10 am, during which the drivers will already be divided into the two categories. The Pro2 drivers will enter the track first, while from 12:15 the Pro cars. The results of these heats will determine the starting ranking for the afternoon races, with the start from 2.30 pm for the Pro2 and from 4.30 pm for the Pro. The day will end at 7:30 pm with the award ceremony.

During the day, a jury will assign a score to each performance in the qualifying and race sessions, decreeing the final podium of both categories. For 2022, the judges will be Davide Busi, Nicolò Rosso and Claudio Varrica. The competition will be broadcast live on the Italian Drifting Championship YouTube channel and on the Drift Italy Facebook page.

Also on Sunday 22 May, there will also be space on the Circuit for the final test of the MonRace GV Cup , a dynamic competition for vintage Gran Turismo cars built from 1950 to the 1990s and dedicated to the legend of Gilles Villeneuve, in the forty-year anniversary of his disappearance.

The cars of the MonRace GV Cup will parade, starting at 12:30, first on the road track and then on the historic Overpasses of the Temple of Speed. The awards ceremony will start from 4.30 pm, which will concern the cars and crews that best embodied the spirit of the event.

The public will be able to enter the Autodrome for free on Sunday to watch the drifting race and the parade live from the lawn areas outside and inside the Ascari variant, and will have access to paddock 2 to see the championship cars up close. Spectators only pay for parking, with a cost of 15 euros for cars and 5 euros for motorbikes.

Visiting Monza with children, 3 tips to entertain them (and have fun)

What can you do and what can you see in Monza with children? The city of Brianza is full of opportunities to entertain the little ones and make them discover new things. Three destinations, however, are truly unmissable when visiting Monza with children: the National Circuit, the Royal Villa and the Civic Museums.

Monza and Brianza are perfect tourist destinations for families with children . In fact, alongside the artistic and natural beauties of which the territory is rich, there are also many attractions designed for the little ones . In fact, just a simple walk through the historic center of Monza or a visit to the Duomo and its Treasury are activities that intrigue and entertain children, as well as adults. However, if you want to go without fail and leave them speechless, these three places must certainly be included in your travel itinerary: the Autodromo Nazionale Monza , the Royal Villa and its Park , the Civic Museums .

Autodromo Nazionale Monza, family size speed

In Monza, the Autodrome is a kind of city institution, a symbol known throughout the world as the Temple of Speed . Every year, thousands of people visit it or take part in the numerous sporting events it hosts, including the Italian Formula 1 Grand Prix . A magical place that exerts a very special charm on children, thanks to its beauty and the indisputable attractiveness of the cars and champions that pass through it. What matters most, however, is that the racetrack is truly a family-sized tourist attraction, which can also be experienced by those who are not passionate about engines. The possibilities for fun, in fact, are many: from bicycle rides to guided tours that lead young and old to discover all the secrets of the structure.

Discover the history of the Monza racetrack

Monza Park, guaranteed fun for children of all ages

If there is a place in Monza that is truly child-friendly, it is probably the park attached to the Villa Reale . It is an almost unique green area, the largest enclosed park in Europe, capable of rivaling the most noble Palace of Versailles. Visiting the Villa and its Gardens is certainly one of the first things to do when passing through Monza; even the little ones will be fascinated by it. What really makes children go crazy with joy, however, is the freedom and fun they can enjoy while running around the magnificent park, jumping from one attraction to another: paths surrounded by greenery (such as that of gnomes or that of witches) , adventure park , the ride on the little train and much more.

Find out more about the Monza Park and the Royal Villa

Civic Museums

The Civic Museums are another small jewel of Monza, less known than other city monuments but equally significant. They are located in the historic center and offer a rich catalog of permanent and temporary exhibitions, which meet the tastes of young and old. At the same time, however, the proposal of the Civic Museums of Monza is full of initiatives dedicated to children, with creative workshops for all ages. To find the most suitable, simply consult the official website .

Trip to Monza? Become a pilot for a day

Company Car Drive, the company fleets being tested at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza

In a two-day test drive, the fleet managers will drive future company cars. Seven models presented in national preview.

The fleet managers choose and test the company cars at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza. The 2022 edition of Company Car Drive , the main Italian event dedicated to those involved in the acquisition and management of vehicles that are part of the company fleets, will be held on Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 May in the Temple of Speed.

After welcoming fleet professionals for seven editions from 2013 to 2019, the Monza circuit proves once again this year to be the perfect place to test the performance of the cars, including the new models that will be launched on the market.

The parterre of car manufacturers that will exhibit at the Autodrome is of absolute value, with the simultaneous presence of almost twenty brands and as many as 93 cars on test. The managers will also be able to test seven new products in national preview on the Brianza track.

During the two days, three different itineraries for driving experiences will be available that include the Formula 1 road track, the internal routes of the Circuit and also roads outside the plant. On Wednesday 18 May there will be moments of meeting and training in the conference rooms of the Autodrome buildings, including in-depth studies dedicated to environmental sustainability.

Entrance to the Company Car Drive event is reserved exclusively for fleet managers . More information on the program and exhibitors is available on the official Company Car Drive website .

Drifting by car, an adrenaline-pumping maneuver for true professionals

Drifting is one of the most adrenaline-pumping and spectacular car maneuvers. If you don't know how to drift perfectly, however, the feat can be quite dangerous, because you lose control of the car. That's why drifting is considered a gesture by true motoring professionals. Not surprisingly, there are sports competitions for drifting champions.

Speed and adrenaline-pumping maneuvers . These are the two main ingredients that make motoring a success, at any level. For lovers of cars and driving, few things are more exciting than a racing car that launches at full speed on the asphalt of a track or that ventures into overtaking and risky maneuvers. And drifting is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular displays of talent in the world of four wheels. A maneuver that has also given life to a real sport and that has been consecrated cinematically by the Fast & Furious film series. So it deserves to be known better.

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What does “drifting” mean?

The literal translation into Italian of the English term drifting is " adrift ". In fact, in the drift maneuver, the car seems to drift , because the driver voluntarily loses control of the rear and manages the whole car with only the front wheels. For this reason, it is also called a controlled skid or, in a more slang, a skid . From the outside, the effect that can be seen is spectacular and adrenaline-pumping: the racing car seems to slide off the track , then regain control and go back to speed quickly, having retained much of its speed. This is a very popular rally maneuver, for tackling curves without using the brake too much. Over the years, then, real drifting sports competitions have been established, in which the winner is the one who is more precise in performing the maneuver and gets as close as possible to an obstacle without knocking it down. In addition, drifting is also widely used in car shows, such as those offered by professional stunt-men in theme parks and reviews.

How to do a car drift maneuver

Such spectacularity corresponds to a considerable difficulty of execution . Drifting correctly is not easy. There are several techniques , which differ from each other especially in the first part of the maneuver, the one that serves to trigger the drift. The simplest is that which involves the use of the handbrake , which is pulled with a firm blow when the curve is reached at speed; then you start to counter-steer and start accelerating again. A variant of this technique is the so-called bridge lock , in which the normal brake is used instead of the handbrake, downshifting and abruptly leaving the clutch once the curve has been set. The most professional technique, however, is the pendulum , which associates an abrupt braking with a decisive counter-steering, carried out with the car launched into a curve at high speed. It should be noted that, given its danger, drifting must only be performed on the track or in large and deserted places , where there are neither people nor obstacles of any kind. In addition, you should be aware that the maneuver involves considerable tire wear.

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The best machines for drifting

In general, to be able to carry out a drifting maneuver it is necessary to get behind the wheel of a rear-wheel drive car. With front-wheel drive cars, in fact, you risk being able to do a more or less spectacular spin, which is very different from a controlled skid. Even among rear-wheel drive cars, however, not all of them are effective in drifting. Not surprisingly, in official competitions cars designed specifically for this specialty are used, often derived from street car models.

Sports drifting competitions

On the other hand, the creation of ad hoc machine models is the natural consequence of the transformation of drifting into a sport specialty . The precursor of the sector, in the 70s, was the Japanese driver Keiichi Tsuchiva , considered the father of modern drifting, born within the Japanese Touring Car Championship. Over the decades, the number of competitions has multiplied, even outside the Japanese borders, which however remains the area with the most important events. These are races in which, as already mentioned, the ability of the pilots to drift correctly and their accuracy are assessed, according to strict judgment criteria. Worldwide, the most famous competitions are the D1 Grand Prix (Japan) and Formula Drift (USA and Japan). The Drift Masters European Championship is also very popular with pilots. In Italy, however, the most important race is the Italian Drifting Championship, divided into three categories: racing Pro, Racing Pro 2 and Street Open.

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