Following a whirlwind 2020 which saw him take the Pro 2 class win in his first year in the British Drift Championship, rising star Max Cotton has been invited to compete in the 2021 instalment of the acclaimed Drift Masters European Championship [DMEC].
The DMEC is dubbed Europe’s definitive professional drift series; an invite-only league where the finest drivers from the continent and beyond battle it out across a number of countries.
Cotton will be piloting his 600bhp V8-powered Nissan PS13 in this series, which recently benefitted from an EBC Brakes-adorned livery to signify the company becoming his headline sponsor throughout 2021. It will come as no surprise that as a result of this relationship, he’ll continue using Yellowstuff pads and slotted USR discs on his car.
Max’s own thoughts on the news can be read below.
“I started drifting when I was 12 years old, and I remember saying to my dad that one day I might even compete in Drift Masters series. This became my goal and I cannot believe that three years later, I actually made it and 2021 will see me compete with the best in the world.
“Drift Masters is known as the ‘Premier League’ of drifting, and although the championship itself is based in Europe, its reach and following spreads across the globe with drivers from Europe, the USA, the Middle East, Asia and more.
“Due to Covid-19 and travel restrictions around Europe, the 2021 season has been condensed but I am really looking forward to traveling Europe and sticking it to people’s doors.
“Before we compete in Drift Masters, we needed to upgrade the car, and with the support of EBC Brakes we will be taking the LS3 V8 crate motor I have in the car from around 400hp to close to 600hp. We also intend to dial a little more grip into the car with the addition of Wisefab to the rear. With these upgrades, I feel confident that I will have the tools I need to be competitive on the national stage.”
Following the cancellation of the first round of the calendar due to Covid restrictions, the DMEC plans to kick off on 25-26 June at the scenic and challenging Lillesand Arena in Norway.
For more details on the Drift Masters European Championship, please head over to driftmasters.gp.