The decision was announced at the fifth FIA Sport Conference in Geneva. The first event will be he FIA Intercontinental Drifting Cup – on 30 September – 1 October, to be held in Daiba, Tokyo, Japan.
According to FIA President, Jean Todt,
“This is the beginning of a very important category for the FIA. As we continue to develop motor sport around the world, drifting has a great appeal to young people and has a passionate core following which is only going to get bigger.
“With the creation of the FIA Intercontinental Drifting Cup, we are building the framework for a standard format which will help the sport continue to grow from grass roots level to more professional competitions globally. We are setting the standard for what I’m sure will be a hugely successful form of motor sport.”
Check out their announcement video below.
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