The European Drift Championship (EDC) was an annual drifting series held in the United Kingdom from 2007–2012. The series was previously known as D1 Great Britain (D1GB) in 2006 and D1UK from 2002–2005, but event organizers disassociated from the D1 Grand Prix in 2007. D1UK was also known as the Autoglym Drift Championship due to sponsorship by Autoglym.

In 2008, EDC introduced the British Drift Championship (BDC) as a feeder series, but the BDC broke off to form its own annual professional series just a year later and, as of 2020, is now aligned with Formula D.

In 2010 the championship organisers made the controversial move to change from a Top 16 to a Top 8 invitational format. The championship featured only 8 drivers who were all sponsored by Pirelli Tires.[1] All championship rounds became part of the Modified Live car shows alongside the UK Time Attack series.

At the end of the 2012 season, the championship folded due to drivers moving over to the British Drift Championship and Modified Live events now only feature drift demonstrations rather than full competitions.

Past Champions

D1UK/Autoglym Drift Championship

Year Driver Car
2002 James Wolstenholme
2003
2004 Nissan 200SX S14a
2005 Damien Mulvey Nissan 200SX S13

D1 Great Britain

Year Driver Team Car
2006 Phil Morrison Driftworks Nissan 200SX S14a

European Drift Championship

Year Driver Team Car
2007 Abbey Motorsport Nissan 200SX S14a
2008 Ben Broke-Smith Driftworks Toyota Chaser JZX81
2009 Mark Luney SVA Imports Nissan 350Z
Mark Luney SVA Imports Nissan 350Z
2011 Sumo Power Nissan Silvia S15
2012 Paul Conlan BC Racing Nissan Silvia S15

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-12-30. Retrieved 2010-07-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)