Automotive Racers Hall of Fame – Martyn Giles Drifter

Photo: Martyn Giles in action!

Automotive Racers Hall of Fame – Martyn Giles Drifter

Martyn Giles is a UK competition drifter and demo driver who takes part in the Driftcup race series, Trax, the UK’s biggest and best event for all performance & modified cars and the very popular Drift Matsuri, an exciting event which sees over 100 drivers using three different track drift layouts over a weekend.

Martyn has Yellowstuff brake pads fitted on his drift adapted Nissan 200sx.

Photo: Martyn Giles Drifter


Martyn Giles

Year of Birth:


Team Name:

Martyn Giles Drifting


Drift Racing

Highest Place Finish:


Car/Bike Used:

Nissan 200sx

What`s your day job?

HGV Class 1 driver.

What has been the highlight of your career so far?

Achieving class 1 licence.

What would be your dream car/ motorcycle?

Ferrari F40.

Did you always want to be a racer or something else?


Front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or two wheels?

Rear wheel.

What motorsport event would you most like to compete in?

D1 Drift Series or Formula Drift USA.

What is the most insane/scary/memorable drive/ride you’ve ever had?

First bad car crash, rolled car.

How involved are you in testing and mechanical tweaking before events?


Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?

Top of the table in drifting.

If you could try any other motorsport which one would you choose?

Rally Cross.

What’s the fastest you’ve ever gone in a car or bike on track and when?


What is your daily drive or ride?

Golf GTI.

Who is your inspiration?

Mad Mike Whiddett – Amazing driver.

What is the one thing you could not live without?

Mobile phone.

What is your favourite takeaway?


Do you have a favourite movie?

American Sniper or Saving Private Ryan.

Any bad habits?

Short tempered.

Tell us something about you that most people would not know?

Considerate, kind, helpful.

Would you rather fight 100 duck-sized horses or 1 horse-sized duck?

100 duck sized horses.

EBC Brakes Yellowstuff Brake Pads

EBC Yellowstuff Brake PadsEBC Yellowstuff brake pads are ultra high friction brake pads for race, trackday and street use, race drivers in particular love them because they are made from an aramid fibre compound. These pads are ideal for street and track driving as they don’t require a warm up but get even stronger under hard driving.

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