June 4, 2020 The home of UK car culture

Kirtsty Widdrington BDC 2018 pre season interview

Throughout the 2017 season Kirsty improved on each outing, unfortunately, her standings in the pro-am league didn’t reflect her progress.

Towards the back of the season, she really got the car dialed in, working hard with her mechanical team. The third round of the competition being far more successful than the others.

For those of you lucky enough to make it to the AutoSport 2018 you will have seen Syril on the Racinglines stand having undergone some further fine tuning and some much needed TLC ahead of next season. And may have spoken to Kirsty on the Super Pro Europe stand.

So with the British Drifting Championship 2018 starting soon, we thought it would be a good time to catch with Kirsty Widdrington.

Syril was looking gleaming at AutoSport has there been any new tweaks for the 2018 season?

Thank you, I was extremely proud seeing my boy #syrilthesilvia on display at one of the most iconic Motorsports Shows on the Racinglines stand. That was definitely one more thing ticked off of my bucket list!

Currently, the changes made to #syrilthesilvia so far are as follows:

• All Fuel Lines Changed to new Racinglines PTFE lined braided hoses.
• New Racinglines Swirl Pot with integrated Bosch 044 Fuel Pump.
• New Racinglines Fuel Pressure Regulator.
• Oil Hoses (incl to Turbo) changed to braided Racinglines hoses.

Have you managed to get much seat time in over the offseason?

After being asked to display Syril on the Racinglines stand at the Autosport show we had a few areas to tidy up to make sure that he was “show ready” for such an amazing show so currently no we have not managed to get any seat time in the winter so far, however we are planning to be on the Spring Matsuri day being held at Rockingham on March 10th – which we are really looking forward to.

Will you be trying any new tactics this season?

Knock, Knock, Knocking on other Competitors doors.
So yes, close proximity.

Which track are you most looking forward to drifting?

That genuinely is such a hard question for me to answer. I enjoy drifting at all of the tracks as they vary so much. Some are tight & technical whereas others are crazy balls out fast and aggressive.

Then there are the tracks that have massive camber, which can help or hinder but other tracks can be very flat so it really does vary massively!

Who are your current sponsors and do you have any new ones for this season?

Sponsors confirmed for this season so far are as follows:
• Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT)
• Samco Sport
Racinglines
• iTandem
• SuperPro Europe
• Corbeau Seats
• EP Racing
• DLR Motorsports
• ACL Race Series
• K&N Filters
• Grand Prix Racewear

We are in talks with some potential new partners for the 2018 season, however, I cannot comment on this any further until these are confirmed to working with #syrilthesilvia & myself.

Would you like to say anything else to our readers?

Thank You for your time reading this article & to keep up to date on all of our antics, Competitions that we will be attending & also demonstrations please check out my social media (links at the bottom of the article)

And if you see me feel free to pop on over & have a chat.

The 2018 British Drifting Championship is heating up to the be best yet, with some amazing partnerships being forged with Formula Drift. The drivers fine-tuning the cars and developing strong training programs. There is still a little while to wait and we’re sure there will be some big announcements coming soon.

We’d like to wish Kirsty the best of luck this season and can’t wait to see you out on the track.

LD

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