Mad Mike's souped up drifting car - Madbull Generation 5 - First shakedown

Feast your eyes on the fifth generation of Madbull, the almost completely rebuilt Mazda RX-7 of New Zealand's drift racing idol Mad Mike Whiddett. After six weeks of tinkering, it's time for the first test run which left him and everybody else looking forward to the next race. Check out Madbull 5 in it's first shakedown, straight from the workshop floor. http://RedBull.com _ Experience the world of Red Bull like you have never seen it before. With the best action sports clips on the web and original series, prepare for your "stoke factor" to be at an all time high. See into our world: http://goo.gl/J49U Red Bull on Facebook: http://win.gs/redbullfb Red Bull on Twitter: http://win.gs/redbulltwitter Subscribe to Red Bull on Youtube: http://win.gs/SubToRedBull Subscribe to the Red Bulletin: http://win.gs/TheRedBulletin Sign up for our Newsletter here: http://win.gs/RedBullNewsletter

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Final Round of the D1NZ National Drift Series 2013
For more Drift Racing check out: http://win.gs/MqRtU7 In the final round of the D1NZ National Drift Championships in New Zealand, competitors head to Taupo to battle it out for a place on the podium for the series. The cold conditions provide a challenge for the drivers and crew with the set up of the cars. Mad Mike Whiddett heads into the final round sitting second on points. _____________________________________________________ Experience the world of Red Bull like you have never seen it before. With the best action sports clips on the web and original series, prepare for your "stoke factor" to be at an all time high. Red Bull on Facebook: http://win.gs/redbullfb Red Bull on Twitter: http://win.gs/redbulltwitter Subscribe to Red Bull on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=redbull Subscribe to the Red Bulletin: http://win.gs/TheRedBulletin Sign up for our Newsletter here: http://win.gs/RedBullNewsletter





Mad Mike drifting Crown Range in New Zealand
Check out more moto action here http://win.gs/MqRtU7 Watch the Behind the Scenes Clip: http://youtu.be/WtAsd9eSVo0 For more motorsports check out http://win.gs/1exDN2F The Crown Range, New Zealand. 47 corners, 1076 metres elevation, 10.4km long. The country's highest paved roadway. For a moment in time it belongs to one man, Mike Whiddett. The moment will become, the drive of a lifetime. The former state highway cuts a path between Queenstown and Wanaka. It is a short cut, which has long been a route for travellers. The first track dates back to the early gold rush days. The road now is still one of the most demanding and technical drives of the country. The drive for Mike Whiddett will be challenging and faster than most. For the first time in NZ motorsport history, the road has been closed across three sections for a unique filming opportunity. The New Zealand-based international drift driver has a chance to push his bespoke quad-rotor rotary engine car to new limits on a completely clear road. The road closure signs are rolled out; it is time for Mad Mike to Conquer the Crown. On paper, the first section of the road appears to be the trickiest. Seven consecutive hairpin turns on a near-vertical mountainside climb give the Switchbacks their name. The second section is all about speed. Whiddett pulls sixth gear along the Crown Terrace and winds the Mazda RX7's 750 horsepower engine out to its redline. He hits 232km/h before slowing, fleetingly pulling on the handbrake to lock the rear wheels before stomping back on the accelerator. The tyres erupt back into a spinning frenzy; black marks the bitumen. This is drifting nirvana in its purest form. The run up to the Crown Summit is a fusion of high, medium and low speed bends, created to attack sideways. With barriers flanking the road at one side and exposed banks at the other, it mimics the mountain touge roads that the Japanese forefathers of the sport originally, and illicitly, ran by moonlight. The margin for error is slim here, but Whiddett never backs off as the final forty-seventh corner passes by in a blur. "I think drifters have an innate ability to slip from reality when driving up a road like the Crown Range in normal circumstances. We imagine drifting through the turns, the gear changes, the footwork, the hand brake and of course stomping on the gas. So for me, having the opportunity to get behind the wheel of my machine, push it to the limit and conquer the Crown is a dream turned into a reality," says Whiddett. The Crown: conquered. _____________________________________________________ Experience the world of Red Bull like you have never seen it before. With the best action sports clips on the web and original series, prepare for your "stoke factor" to be at an all time high. Red Bull on Facebook: http://win.gs/redbullfb Red Bull on Twitter: http://win.gs/redbulltwitter Subscribe to Red Bull on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=redbull Subscribe to the Red Bulletin: http://win.gs/TheRedBulletin Sign up for our Newsletter here: http://win.gs/RedBullNewsletter





Red Bull Drift Shifters 2012 New Zealand
Check out more moto action here http://win.gs/MqRtU7 Auckland city was treated to a totally new style of drift racing that tested driver's skills to the limit with tight turns and drifts through pinball inspired obstacles. Catch the Red Bull Drift Shifters event clip here! http://redbull.co.nz ___________________________________________________________ Experience the world of Red Bull like you have never seen it before. With the best action sports clips on the web and original series, prepare for your "stoke factor" to be at an all time high. Red Bull on Facebook: http://win.gs/redbullfb Red Bull on Twitter: http://win.gs/redbulltwitter Subscribe to Red Bull on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=redbull Sign up for our Newsletter here: http://win.gs/RedBullNewsletter





Twin Turbo 4-Rotor Engine in "Mad Mike's" 1200hp Mazda MX-5
Get the project's full story HERE: http://win.gs/1qVOFPW Mad Mike Whiddett’s Project RADBUL is coming to its final stages, and the installation of the souped up 4 rotor twin turbo engine is making for quite the beast of a machine. With the weight stripped to a bare minimum, and the engine response at maximum potential, there's no holding this 1200hp drift machine back. _ Experience the world of Red Bull like you have never seen it before. With the best action sports clips on the web and original series, prepare for your "stoke factor" to be at an all time high. See into our world: http://goo.gl/J49U Red Bull on Facebook: http://win.gs/redbullfb Red Bull on Twitter: http://win.gs/redbulltwitter Subscribe to Red Bull on Youtube: http://win.gs/SubToRedBull Subscribe to the Red Bulletin: http://win.gs/TheRedBulletin Sign up for our Newsletter here: http://win.gs/RedBullNewsletter




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