GT Radial Marks Five Podium Finishes at Formula DRIFT Events

July 17, 2023

Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. had two GT Radial drivers on the podium at the Formula DRIFT competition in St. Louis, Mo. on July 15. This is the second time two GT Radial drivers have stood on the podium together, this season.

Aurimas “Odi” Bakchis became a first-time winner in 2023 in his Feal Suspension/GT Radial Nissan S15. The result takes him from sixth to third in the Championship.

GT Radial driver Simen Olsen, who also drives for Bakhis’ Feal Suspension team, came in third place to cap a GT Radial-dominated podium.

The three-car Team Feal run by Bakchis also claimed first place with driver Ben Hobson in the PROSPEC Formula DRIFT series which runs exclusively on GT Radial Champiro SX2 RS tires.

“The Champiro SX2 RS continues to prove itself as an outstanding Formula DRIFT tire that is manufactured in America at our South Carolina plant,” says Mike Meeim, motorsports manager for GT Radial.

“We want to congratulate Team Feal for an overall excellent showing in St. Louis and look forward to more tremendous competition in the second half of the Formula DRIFT season.”

The success in St. Louis marked five podium finishes for GT Radial in five Formula DRIFT events in 2023.  

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