Mad Mike – Nippon Dorifuto, Season 1, Episode 1 - Suzuka Twin Circuit
Suzuka Twin Circuit is the first stop of five rounds in the Formula DRIFT Japan 2017 series. The pro class for this round attracted 35 cars, with entrants from Honk Kong, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand taking on the best drivers Japan has to offer. After Qualifying 10th position in a borrowed car Mad Mike’s finals day at Suzuka ended in frustration as both cars he brought to the track ended up retiring with mechanical difficulties. Mad Mike wasn’t the only driver to bow out early at Suzuka, many of the top favorites lost early battles and did not make it into the Top 8. This left plenty of room for some of the less celebrated drivers to make a name for themselves. In the end it was Koichi Yamashita who took home the glory and valuable championship points. All focus will now be on readying the car for the next stop in Ebisu where Mike won last year.