Carnival City, Johannesburg – The Gymkhana GRiD World Finals will be held in South Africa tomorrow 1st December 2018 and will serve as a celebration of Gymkhana GRiD’s seventh year of competition. This year will see a unique competition format, as GRiD returns to Carnival City, Johannesburg, for the second time, after the inaugural event in 2017. Fifty international drivers will go head-to-head in two classes, with everyone set to burn rubber on a custom designed track layout
Making its international debut at X Games in Los Angeles in 2013, Gymkhana GRiD is all about speed and precision. Open to all those who dare to compete against other petrol heads in their own specially modified cars.
Drifting is a driving technique where the driver intentionally oversteers, with loss of traction in the rear wheels or all tires, while maintaining control and driving the car through the entirety of a corner. Car drifting is caused when the rear slip angle is greater than the front slip angle, to such an extent that often the front wheels are pointing in the opposite direction to the turn (e.g. car is turning left, wheels are pointed right or vice versa, also known as opposite lock or counter-steering). A true motorsport without rival, Gymkhana GRiD’s blends drifting, drag racing, and physical driving skill with mental agility.
How to get to the track
GymkhanaGrid will take place at Carnival City resort’s parking lot tomorrow 1 December 2018.
Carnival City Casino & Hotel; Corner Century & Elsburg Road; Brakpan; 1540; Gauteng; South Africa.
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