Drift; It is a name given to the occurrence of an event that occurs as the rear of the vehicle that cannot withstand the centrifugal force while turning the corner. Drift was found in Japan in the 1990s by Japanese who were trying to descend from mountainous winding roads.
Drift is a situation that is not desired in motor sports and is only used for show purposes. This swing of the vehicle prevents the vehicle's transmission organs from being damaged, the wheels to wear out and the road holding. In order for a vehicle to drift, the rims must be 17 in size and be made with thin tires. In addition, it is an important detail that the vehicle has a strong engine capacity and rear wheel drive. Having sidewall tires is a separate requirement.
Drifted vehicles have a locked differential; As such, the speed of the rear tires is balanced and the vehicle is controlled more easily. Minus adjustment is made in the camber setting, allowing the wheels to face less inward and ensuring sufficient power is provided by providing torque increase arrangements in the engine.
Drift races are presented to an audience that attracts attention and has the potential of many spectators. Competitions with a special scoring and infrastructure are organized. Drift box score recorders are placed on the vehicles, and this device provides an average value and score by calculating the angle, speed and g force of the vehicle on the road. With this device, the one with the highest score in the competition wins the contest. It is important not to make the vehicle drift the most, but to drift close to the powerslide at high speed.
What Are The Techniques Of Drifting?
Drifting with Weight Transfer: It is a rapid drift that is made by taking the nose of the vehicle in and releasing the clutch quickly after the gear is reduced when approaching a corner. In this movement, when the foot is pulled from the clutch, the vehicle slows down and the weight shifts from the rear wheels to the front. With this effect, the downshifting of the engine increases the activity of the engine and drifting is formed perfectly.
Drifting with the Hand Brake: While entering the corner, the clutch is pressed to the end, the vehicle's nose is released, the handbrake is pulled and the rear rupture occurs and the accelerator is released immediately. By breaking the steering wheel in the opposite direction, a counter is made to the vehicle that breaks from behind and the vehicle is collected.
Drifting with Contra-Weight Transfer: When the wheel is about to enter the peak point of the bend, the sudden displacement of the steering wheel from the bend and the sudden relocation occurs when the rear part is slipped and the vehicle is collected by counteracting. The most stylish is the drift form.
Drifting with Power: It is the drif made by following the contour of the bend by making a movement called bend sweeping by pressing the bottom gas when the front of the vehicle is directed from the outside of the bend to inside. It can be done with a powerful tool with torque. This application can be done for engines with 150 Hp and 200 Hp. So it can be done with a powerful engine.
Drifting with the Brake: It is the drift created by making hard braking until the rear section slips by directing the vehicle inward while entering a corner. It is collected by counteracting by giving gas with the back of the vehicle slipping. In this drift, the speed should be adjusted well and the accelerator should be loaded before it starts to slide during braking.
Drifting with the Clutch: It is done by increasing the speed to get the power required when the vehicle falls out of power, leaving the clutch suddenly, creating a skid and shifting the rear part. It is similar to drifting with power.
Drifting with Speed: This method, which is generally applied in wide bends, is the drift performed in the form of increasing speed without creating front slipping by breaking the steering wheel at high speed. In this drfit, centrifugal force is generated, the angle of the steering increases and the throttle turns at high speed. It is important to be careful when breaking the steering wheel. Otherwise, it slips on the front and does not drift.
Which lines of Apex are used in drift?
Blue Line: Apexe is entering early and leaving the bend slowly with the slips in the bend. In other words, it is turning the corner slowly.
Cyan Line: Apexe is to enter late and slide from the bend line and exit the bend by speeding in a straight line. Here the cornering is done at medium speed.
Green Line: It is to allow Apexe to enter and exit that way optimally. This style is the fastest to turn for 90 degree bends.
Drift is an event that should only be done in areas closed to traffic and should never be done in public places.