Singapore Calling

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Singapore is calling for Ipswich based pro drifter Josh Boettcher. It all started with a call from his sponsor GT Radial Tyres asking if he would be interested in coming to Singapore for the next round of the elite series of the US based Formula Drift. “To be honest, I almost dropped the phone, it’s the phone call you always hope for but never really expect to get!’ Josh told as he explained with excitement his plans for the trip. ‘With the event being held on the Singapore Formula 1 track on the 11-12th of June I don’t have long to prepare and I am quickly discovering what’s involved with air freighting and working out how to get the E85 tune right based on the conditions over there!’.

The Singapore round of the Formula Drift Series attracts over 120 million viewers worldwide and this presents an amazing opportunity for this up and coming driver after his successful 2010 season, taking out the Stadium Drift Pro Tour.

Driving a heavily modified S15 Silvia tuned by Gavin Wood Auto Tech to produce 400hp at the wheels, Josh is confident that he will be able to mix it up with the international talent. ‘It’s a big step, but you just have to go into it as prepared as you can be an go for it, I know what a big opportunity this is, having followed Mad Mike Whiddet from New Zealand and watching his international career explode after receiving a wildcard entry to FD Singapore and blowing them away with his talented driving. Josh now has the opportunity to step up onto the international stage and he will do it with pride, ‘I can’t wait to be flying the Australian flag in Singapore and I am so thankful to GT Radial Tyres for the opportunity!’

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