Motorsport UK and the organiser of the Time Attack Championship have formed the Motorsport UK Drift Pro Championship, set to re-establish top-tier Drifting in Britain when it hits the tracks in the summer of 2021.

The championship has been developed by the Time Attack organising team in association with the national governing body of four-wheeled motorsport. This new series intends to implement a series of controlled regulations that will ensure professionally administered competition, participation by the sport’s leading drivers and the highest standard of cars.

Each round will be held at an established circuit, with the judging and event formats designed to appeal to competitors and the many spectators and supporters that follow this motorsport discipline.

Three events are scheduled for next year, at Brands Hatch, Donington Park and Snetterton, with a full season planned for 2022. Each will take place alongside a round of the popular Time Attack Championship and supported by a major car show held at each of the venues, thereby assuring large crowds and a captive audience when the sport is once again able to open its doors to spectators.

“We are delighted to announce the creation of the Motorsport UK Drift Pro Championship,” said Andy Barnes, founder and owner of UK Time Attack. “It heralds an exciting new era for the sport in this country and will set the bar far higher than it has ever been before.

“Our team have been working hard behind the scenes to put together a set of regulations that will define the standard of cars, drivers, organisation and ultimately, the spectacle of competition. I’m also pleased to report that we have already been successful in attracting a number of commercial partners who are eager to get involved from the start. The profile of the championship is further raised by the involvement of Motorsport UK and we thank the association for its invaluable support.”

Hugh Chambers, CEO of Motorsport UK, commented: “We are very excited to be endorsing the new Motorsport UK Drift Pro Championship. Drifting is a spectacular form of motorsport that has a huge following around the world, and we have been missing a top-tier UK championship for our best drivers to aspire to and compete in. This is a real landmark moment for Motorsport UK as we welcome a new discipline into our organisation, with a total of 12 forms of motorsport now licensed and regulated by the national governing body for UK motorsport. We look forward to working with the UK Time Attack organisers to bring the championship to life and help grow the drifting community further.”