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    For the longest time I've felt somewhat disappointment with the D1GP. I dont like the cars with uber fragile body kits and tons of stickers and douche wings. I also don't like the concept of drifting in a track, or even worse a parking lot, with no danger involved. I get that the point of the D1GP is to produce the most spectacular drift, and have no problem with that, but I just get pissed off when somebody who doesn't know says that THATS the art of drifting and that thats what all drifters aspire to be/do. no, if i wanted to drift at some point it wasnt to see what angle i could achieve or how much smoke i could produce, but to have another technique for the downhill run, a way to take a corner faster and more efficiently.

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    totally DONT agree with you. EVERY single straight out racing car will be covered in stickers and will have a flimsy bodykit on it. if someone said to you "we want YOU to run our brand new turbo that we'll give you for free if you put this sticker on your car, im sure you and 99% of people would do it. The aero gear on racing cars is always going to perform a certain purpose, No danger in track racing? you have to be on crack to think that...



    i guess in a sence D1GP would be the pinical for most drifters, in that faster, more angle, better line is what everyone wants to do. the track makes it easier to acheive. At the end of the day everyone wants to see a stack of angle and speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clinton View Post
    totally DONT agree with you. EVERY single straight out racing car will be covered in stickers and will have a flimsy bodykit on it. if someone said to you "we want YOU to run our brand new turbo that we'll give you for free if you put this sticker on your car, im sure you and 99% of people would do it. The aero gear on racing cars is always going to perform a certain purpose, No danger in track racing? you have to be on crack to think that...



    i guess in a sence D1GP would be the pinical for most drifters, in that faster, more angle, better line is what everyone wants to do. the track makes it easier to acheive. At the end of the day everyone wants to see a stack of angle and speed.
    the aero kits on touring cars and rally cars are pretty tough I don't know what you're talking about. and by "no danger involved" i meant tracks have barriers and safety barricades all over the place, and you know, are on an open field. As opposed to mountain passes which i don't even have to begin to describe.

    pinical? ....pinnacle? well, you can't have angle AND speed, but a balance. and if you studied physics you'd know that the lesser the angle, the the greater the speed.

    but thanks for replying anyway. seems i'm an outcast on this whole drift thing.

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    Great points but i think you need to understand the basic point of D1GP

    The judging and the tracks are normally set up to favour the Drivers.

    But the location, the cars looks and the commentating is for the Spectator and the average joe.
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    D1GP is definitely up there in terms of the peak of drifting technology and innovation. It's the benchmark for tuners and brands to R&D their products and theories.
    I love D1GP, but since about 2006, I do not believe it is the highest level of drift in terms of skill and excitement any more.
    Put it simply, it's easier to navigate the cars through clipping points and line on a very large track than a small tight track which has obvious hazards (wall, ditch, inconsistent surfaces and levels). To me, this really shows true skill and ability to manage your car sideways.
    IMO, MSC is where it's at. Just crazy shit happening all the time, I like watching some nutcase just fly through with a insane entry, scraping a wall, or chucking a wheel into a ditch. So much more exciting, something which you just don't see often in D1 anymore.
    Don't get me wrong, D1 drivers are definitely skilled, but again, just like DA, it is a matter of who has got the money to enter or build a machine capable of competition, just the difference between the 2 is that the skill level to ratio of budget is much higher in D1 than DA.
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    Hey what does MSC stand for?
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    not a fan of d1gp to be honest.
    d1sl all the way. as i'v said previously i prefer street cars rather than all out track cars. just my personal prefference and i think its more entertaining to watch an amateur team or individual slide rather than flawless runs by the "pro's". dont get me wrong, my respect goes to the guys that can and regularly hit every clipping point and can go door to door into a turn but watching some of the option dvd's and d1sl is alot better to watch imo
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    Yeah, D1SL is also a good one, but as you can see, it's all about the track, if you took the D1gp cars and chucked them back on the small tracks, it'd be amazingly spectacular.
    But then, with smaller tracks, the big budgets isn't required, just big balls.

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