HELL’s drift pilot became Champion of King of Touge in 2015!

HELL’s drift pilot became Champion of King of Touge in 2015!

September 3rd, 2015: Szilveszter György, HELL Racing Team’s drift driver in addition to his Hungarian Championship titel has attained a highly ranked European race series’ special hill climb variant’s, The European Champion of King of Touge title!

In the 2015 season – as previously mentioned at the annual HRT press conference over the Spring – primarily the International Races will be targeted by the Hungarian drift pilot, Szilveszter György. Targeted successfully, as on numerous European races HELL’s pilot was up on the podium. Szilveszter was doing from very well early on in Europe’s most prestigious drift series, the King of Europe containing a special „hill-variant” perfectly combining the atmosphere of „illegal” street races with professional and closed environment and background. The series last, local heat was eagerly awaited by him, with two first and two second places in his pocket enabling him to race more confidently in front of his supporters. The crowd favorite pilot could secure his win with his foolproof car as this caused most of his headaches in the previous seasons and he thanked his outstanding team proving victorious in rough, mountain terrains as well. „Since I was I child, I was fascinated with mountains and since I have participated in similar races as well, it was no question whether King of Touge is for me. I am happy that I have discovered this unique series of King of Europe where the craziest pilots compete, miraculously blending the mountains and the battles.” – explained Szilveszter about the lesser known but still popular variant of KOE. Following France, Switzerland and Poland, the mountain struggle came to Hungary, to the Belkő mountain in Bélapátfalvi. The unique traits of the mountain stages are that they are very dangerous and the last, Hungarian stage turned out to be even more dangerous as from the total starting 40 cars, 8 became totaled as result of rolling and crashing. The mountain series last stop took place a week following HRT’s drifter securing as second place in the Pro Series at the Polish Karpacz. Luck still favored Szilveszter at the Belkő mountains, he qualified for the second starting position and till the very end it seemed that he can finish the extremely hard and technical race with an undamaged car. „Until the race for the finals I was marching on very confidently, and it seemed that we will get away without crashing the car. But as everyone, bad luck caught up to us and during the heat of battle, a fellow Hungarian racer crashed into me. Since the damage on the car was not done intentionally, the judges waived the „5 minute” rule and have provided enough time to fully repair the car. It felt indescribable that the crowd kept up with us, they were very keen on the final battle so they all waited for me to line up at the starting line – it gave me a lot of strength in the last moments.” – said about his home run. Szilveszter in the final battle was overwhelmed by the French Champion Mike Kauffmann, but the previously obtained two first and two second places granted him the Championship Title, so the European Champion of the King of Touge in 2015 is a Hungarian driver! Congratulations Szilveszter!

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