The Pro-Am class of the Irish Drift Championship (IDC) take to our custom-build circuit for their pre-competition practice session.
Next up, the IDC’s Pro-Am class begin their day’s official competition with the qualifying portion of the day’s proceedings.
With Pro-Am qualifying all said and done, the IDC’s Pro class take to the IDC circuit between qualifying and Top 32 battles.
Next, it’s time for Top 32 battle competition for the IDC’s Pro-Am class, as they battle it out until one deserved winner has been crowned!
With the day’s on-track IDC action concluded, it’s time for the Top 3 drivers to step atop the Pro-Am podium.
After an incredible day one of the 2018 Irish Motor Festival, gates close at 6.00pm, as we get everything set and ready for day two of the festival!
Day two of the Irish Motor Festival sees public admission gates open at 9.00am, with all event attractions open, live and ready for everyone to enjoy!
From 9.00am, the IDC’s top-tier Pro class will take to the custom-built IDC circuit for their pre-competition practice session.
Pro’s don’t need practice, right? Well with all their practice over and done with, it’s time to find out which IDC Pro driver can qualify highest before battle-action later in the day.
After Pro qualifying is the moment you’ve all been waiting for – your chance to get up close and personal with the IDC drift cars, as well as meet your favourite drivers. It all goes down on the IDC circuit.
With the Top 8 qualifiers going right through to Top 16 action, it’s time for qualifiers 9-24 to do battle to see who will progress to the Top 16 main show.
For the IDC Pro drivers, it’s time to unveil the remaining Top 16 grid in this incredible driver parade before the battles get underway.
It’s here … the most insane drift action you’ll ever witness – Pro class Top 16 battle action is here. Sit back and enjoy some of the best drifters the world over, as they go to war on the custom-built IDC circuit.
It all boils down to this. After 24 breathtaking drift battles, it’s time to crown our first, second and third place finishers in the IDC Pro class.
The IDC’s podium ceremony isn’t the only ceremony of the day, because we still need to announce the winners of our overall Irish Motor Festival awards. It all goes down in the main exhibition centre after the on-track action is all said and done. Who will be heading home with a trophy? Make sure you’re there to find out!
And ladies and gentlemen, that’s a wrap for the 2018 Irish Motor Festival, as the event comes to a close and the gates of Punchestown Racecourse close. See you all again in 2019!
At 9.00am on Saturday, August 11th, the gates of the 2018 Irish Motor Festival open to the public.
At this time, the main exhibition hall including trade stalls and one of our indoor car displays will also open, as will all of our outdoor food and trade areas, indoor food halls, the Irish Drift Championship arena and many of our outdoor car display areas.
Unfortunately, our exotic car hall will not be open on Saturday, and some exhibition areas may have less cars than expected on Sunday, but rest assured there’ll still be plenty on offer for all to see and do.
For the full Irish Drift Championship (IDC) Saturday timetable, see below.