Quaife QBE69G Powers Team Japspeed to 2017 BDC Title
It’s been an eventful year for Team Japspeed. The team have been racing all around the world; however, it’s the firm’s home British Drift Championship that holds particular affection. Last weekend saw the team romp to victory, with a 1st place in the Driver’s Championship and 2nd place in the Constructor’s Championship.
The season finale took place at the Teesside Autodrome, actually the first time the final round would be held under the covers of darkness. The line-up of drivers were Shane ‘Sully’ O’Sullivan, Matt Carter, Paul ‘Smokey’ Smith and special guest Rick Van Goethem, who currently sits in 3rd place in the King of Europe Pro Series competition.
Changeable weather conditions added complexity to proceedings, however, the knowledge all drivers had of their cars enabled them to skillfully power through such potential obstacles.
The final round saw Matt Carter take the UK BDC title, whilst teammate Paul ‘Smokey’ Smith came in second.
Team Japspeed’s vehicles run the Quaife QBE69G; an extra heavy duty, in-line, 6-speed sequential gearbox. This transmission is used extensively throughout high horsepower circuit racing and drifting championships. In fact, it’s one of Quaife’s most popular motorsport gearboxes since its launch in 2009. The 48kg unit features an in-build oil pump and is paddle shift ready, whilst a wide range of straight cut or helical gear ratios are available to suit.
Our congratulations go to Team Japspeed, who we suspect are already looking forward to next year’s championship.