Jeremy Clarkson Meets Keiichi Tsuchiya "The Drift King"

Jeremy Clarkson takes a little more detailed look on drifting in Japan, and interviews with "the drift king" Keiichi Tsuchiya, besides he takes a test ride in Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R..

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With the launch of the Toyota GT86 well under way, we've discovered a brand new sport that will give us the chance to race our new GT86 against the clock. Called Drift Sprint, we developed the challenge with the help of "Drift King" Keiichi Tsuchiya, who joined us earlier this year to approve the course. Our track has also been fine tuned with help from Autocar's Steve Sutcliffe and Top Gear Magazine's Ollie Marriage -- both highly capable drivers. As our video shows, the idea is simple. Racing against clock, a combination of car control and raw speed is needed to complete the course as quickly as possible. For a 'behind the scenes' look at this video, read our recent post on the Official Toyota Blog: -and-the-toyota-gt86.

What is Formula Drift?
Drifting is a motorsport that’s instantly recognizable, yet many people don’t know how it works. The fine balance, steering inputs, throttle control, and absurd g-forces that go into what appears to be just a simple slide. Formula Drift is the culmination of these complexities. It’s a place where the black art of sliding can be presented on national television in front of thousands of adoring fans. There’s a lot of skill, technology, money, and sponsorships at work here, but we want to start by just explaining the basics. Shout out to Larry Chen for bringing us out to the event! *Because we know you'll ask, this was not a paid advertisement for Formula Drift, just something we wanted to make because we enjoyed the event.* Thank you to all our Patreon Patrons! You can check out our Patreon at: Follow us on Facebook and Instagram at: and @gearsandgasoline Music: Future Magic X Wicka - Yeah Always Dreaming - Flow Free license purchased from NYX by Harukasuka