This past weekend saw the arrival of Europe’s premier drifting series, Extreme Drift Allstars 2014, to Riga, Latvia. This Baltic metropolis is Latvia’s capital city, and home to some of the most die-hard drifting enthusiasts in Europe. Riga would be the stage for the fourth round of the 2014 championship, succeeding London, Sosnova in Czech Republic, Mantorp Park in Sweden and preceeding Tallinn in Estonia, Kaunas in Lithuania and the final in Warsaw, Poland.
I’m confident that to any self-respecting automotive fan, the Nürburgring needs no introduction, certainly not if you’re a part of the so-called Playstation-generation. I too, like many of you, have lost hours on end – controller gripped tightly in hand, hunched over in front of a glowing screen, pushing an array of vehicular-shaped polygons around a rendering of the 28km-long circuit. Long before arriving, I knew and respected the ‘Ring.