Round 7 of the Federal Tyres King of Europe headed to Motorsport Arena Oschersleben as the race was held in Germany for the first time in its 12-year history. Fans once again lined up to watch the competition and meet the Drift King, Keiichi Tsuchiya, as he returned as head judge for his final appearance of the 2016 season.
The Pro2 series showcased fans an epic battle as two championship contenders Sebastian Matusezski and Ene Sorin went door-to-door in the Top 4. Despite Matuszweski's aggressive chase run headed him to the final, it was Clemens Kauderer who performed a Cinderella story, nabbing his first win of the 2016 season. In the Queen of Europe series, Karolina Pilarczyk took her third consecutive victory plus 30 points ahead, defeating Danielle Murphy and Corinna Graff.
With incredibly intense battles and splendid drift skills from Pro2 and Queen of Europe racers, more and more crowds came to watch the Pro Series. However, many top contenders fell victims of early upsets including Adam Frank, Joe Hountondji, Norbert Kovacik, and Andras Molnar. After incredible turnaround, it was former Champion, Adam Kerenyi, who landed his top spot of the podium while Laurent Cousin and Nicolas Maunoir took their first podiums of the season.
"We are proud to be part of the round at Oschersleben, Germany and to showcase our best-of-breed tyres for street and racing performance to local fans,” said Da-Wu Chen, Global Sales and Marketing Director of Federal Tyres.
As the overall series rankings sit closer than ever, the final round of Federal Tyres King of Europe will once again be held at the legendary Slovakiaring circuit. With double points to offer, it is undoubtedly going to be one of the most exciting rounds of the year at the circuit which combines insanely high speeds with big angles.