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RADBUL Gen 2 bares its fangs at the Formula Drift season opener

Mad Mike Whiddett came out swinging at the first round of the 2016 Formula Drift held at the Long Beach Grand Prix circuit.

The practice/qualifying started off with treacherous rain, proving challenging for the drivers and difficult for teams to set up their cars.

Due to the weather, the judges had no choice but to cancel the qualifying round and run off the drivers’ seeding from the 2015 champs.

Mad Mike Whiddett

“This was a bummer for me as coming from NZ we have experience in these conditions. The seeded results meant we started in 17th position as we missed 2 rounds last year.”

Once the sun came out all teams came out blazing with Mike taking centre stage in his RADBUL Generation 2 MX-5.

“I love these style tracks, the commitment that is required to execute explosive looking runs for the fans and judges is what really gets my adrenaline going!”

In the Top 32 Mike battled against Pat Mordaunt and took an easy win into the top 16.

Top 16 proved challenging with Mike getting paired up against the 2015 champion Fredric Aasbo.

“In the first run I chased and we were strong. Then on my lead run I got caught out by a wet surface on the outer line and gifted Freddy the win.”

“We are very happy to come away with 12th and bank some valuable points.”

“I am looking forward to Round 2 in Atlanta having really loved this track last year!”

Mad Mike Whiddett’s RADBUL MX5 is controlled by a Haltech system complete with an IQ3 logger dash and SmartWire module.

Images: Graeme Murray/Red Bull