King of Europe Round 5 at the Tokol ex-military airfield in Hungary was another unique event in the calendar. This would be the first time this season that KOE have a blank canvas to design a layout for the drivers to navigate.
With drivers from almost 20 countries and 3 continents attending, including legendary Japanese driver Drift Samurai, it was an exciting event for the crowds.
With the layout being formed to once again combine high-speed entries with slower, technical turns, the proven platform worked once again in enabling the fans the best of both worlds.
One of the most exciting parts for me was to witness previous-Champion Francesco Conti’s Nissan GTR R35 (VR38DETT) powered RPS13 for the first time. Francesco had been posting up previews of the build for quite some time, but due to issues the build had been delayed until now. After laying down some extremely impressive practice and qualifying laps, Francesco would be involved in an unfortunate collision during his first battle and without the spares needed he would need to pass up on the chance of taking anything from this round.
A great round and great to see and meet some of the drivers from Japan and Australia who I’ve heard so much about over the years.