Goodyear Philippines strengthens its commitment to drifting as it sends two Filipino drivers to compete in the second annual Goodyear Formula Drift 2010 event in Bangkok, Thailand scheduled to take place on the 20th and 21st of November.

“As we have mentioned before, Goodyear is strongly committed to drifting, the fastest growing motor sport in the country and in the ASEAN region. From the onset we have dedicated ourselves to building and nurturing talent within the ASEAN drifting community. We are especially excited to see enthusiasm and the level of local talent growing in the sport and we are proud to be sending two drivers to compete in the international level,” said Gerry Alava, Goodyear Philippines Managing Director.

The DMF Drift team marks its fourth participation at the International Drift event, having previously competed at the Formula Drift series in Thailand and Malaysia last 2009 and in FD Singapore last April 2010. The team headed by David M. Feliciano, holds the distinction of being the first Filipino team to compete in an international Formula Drift competition.

This time around, Goodyear Philippines will also be sponsoring Goodyear Autocare Dealer and rising drift driver Norman Agojo. Apart from being a seasoned businessman, Agojo, is strongly passionate about motorsports and drifting having secured a spot at the podium in the recently concluded Lateral Drift Championship held this year. With his powerful Nissan Silvia RPS-13, Agojo sets out for Thailand to secure a title at the prestigious event.

Power and Control with Goodyear's Eagle F1 Asymmetric

Feliciano armed with the “Great White”, his white 1989 Nissan Silvia PS13 and Agojo with his Nissan Silvia RPS13 will both be equipped with the Goodyear's Eagle F1 Asymmetric, the multi-awarded ultra-high performance tire known for its ‘no-limits' driving experience.

“The FD series made me realize that drifting is not just about slipping and sliding, but about power and control. I learned that to compete at this level the choice of tires do matter. You need the right tires with responsive grip and handling to be able to take a wide drift angle with high horsepower engines. Goodyear's Eagle F1 Asymmetric is truly the winning formula,” narrates Feliciano.

“Every high-performance tire performs differently depending on handling and road conditions. The Eagle F1 Asymmetric provides perfect handling and control on the track and allows our drivers to push the limits with confidence,” adds Alava.