RED BULL Drift Shifters – arguably one of the biggest, loudest and most precise motorsport events to ever hit the UK – is coming to Liverpool this summer. The world’s best drifters are heading to the city on Sunday 19 August to showcase their skills as they rip through the streets just feet from the crowds in the shadow of the Royal Liver Building.
Red Bull Drift Shifters is a drifting event like no other, bringing 12 of the world’s best drifters together and testing their nerve as they’re put on a custom track on the streets of Liverpool, rigged with advanced proximity and speed sensors.
Ten thousand spectators will be as close to the action as physically possible to witness the drivers putting their skills, speed and precision to the test. As they manoeuvre their way around the features, they will score points for the speed, angle and proximity of their cars to the obstacles. The closer, the better.
Red Bull Drift Shifters was originally dreamt up by New Zealand professional drifter ‘Mad’ Mike Whiddett, debuting in his home town of Auckland back in 2012. Now, it’s going international, arriving on UK shores – Liverpool’s iconic waterfront – for the very first time.
Mike said: “It’s an amazing venue; it’s near twice the size of the last two Red Bull Drift Shifters events and it’s got this big D-shape roundabout, so we’re really excited to be able to get out and showcase the precision driving of drifting in the UK in such a massive environment. The venue also appears in a Fast and Furious movie, so yeah, it’s really cool – I can’t wait to execute it.”
Spectators should come prepared for an adrenaline-fuelled event that will test nerves to the max and wow with precision driving like never seen before in the UK.
The event is being organised in partnership with Liverpool City Council and forms part of Liverpool 2018 – a year of projects marking a decade since Liverpool’s transformational year as European Capital of Culture.
Ticket prices are as follows:
Adults – £35
Under 25 – £25
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult ticket holder, ID checks will be in place at the gates. For safety reasons, no spectators under five years old will be allowed entry.
Tickets are now on sale at www.redbull.co.uk/driftshifters.