The international drift star Mike „Mad” Whiddett and the winner of the Dakar Rally – Eduard Nikolaev are the Red Bull team players. Although they love fast cars, they travel in completely different vehicles every day. Mike sits behind the wheel of the Mazda RX-8 racing car, while Eduard races in the 9-tonne Kamaz. The gentlemen decided to test their capabilities in a duel. Who turned out better?
The idea for this extraordinary confrontation arose from the meeting of both drivers at the Goodwood Festival in Great Britain. They began to wonder how both vehicles would handle the joint drift. Initially, they treated it as a joke, which, as it turned out, after some time turned into a real race. This extraordinary confrontation took place in mid-September in St. Petersburg in Russia.
However, this was not an easy task. Mazda RX-8 is at least nine times lighter than the powerful Kamaz. Therefore, the area of the Kirov factory was chosen as the venue for the race, so that both competitors have equal chances.
The race was a huge challenge for both players.
It took me a while to get used to the fact that a huge truck is riding next to me. After all, each of its four wheels is bigger than my whole car!” joked Mike Whiddett.
In turn, Eduard is happy that he could race with his friend.
I am very happy because of our little adventure. Once again we proved that we can jointly perform away from the sands and dunes,” summed up the driver of Kamaz.
You can watch the whole exciting race here:
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