Racer Daniel Riccardo is drifting on the powerful Megane RS Trophy-R, but somehow strange …July 8, 2019
Proving once and for all that, with sufficient skills, you can drift in a front-wheel-drive car, the 30-year-old Australian driver gave a real show during his rather long lap on Goodwood Hill.
The 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed is over, and what could be better than ending a four-day event full of diverse action related to high speed if it were not for a fun ride up the hill? In the hands of a talented pilot of Formula 1 Daniel Riccardo is a powerful Renault Megane RS Trophy-R.
There is a compelling reason why a high-performance hatchback looks like it is shaking on wet asphalt — the driver of the Renault F1 Team climbed the hill when the handbrake lever was in an upright position most of the time.
The “charged” German hatchback Mercedes-AMG A45 S can have a special drift mode thanks to its sophisticated 4Matic + all-wheel drive system, which allows the driver to put the car into controlled drifts, but it does not have the usual handbrake lever Megane RS Trophy-R.
Proudly carrying the full circle of the Nurburgring on your body just to let everyone know that this is the fastest front wheel drive car on the German race track – 7 minutes and 40.1 seconds.
There is no doubt that the technical part of the car has undergone a rather serious wear. Daniel Riccardo makes it all look easy, but still, such a ride requires some serious skills in dealing with a front-wheel drive car that has so much power under the hood.
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