Kyle Mohan Racing Prepped and Ready for 2015 Formula Drift Assault
- Mohan, a Formula Drift veteran, returns for 10th Formula Drift season
- GT-Radial and Mazdatrix return as major supporters of Mohan’s Mazda RX-8
April 6, 2015 (Signal Hill, Calif.) – Kyle Mohan’s familiar Mazda RX-8 will sport a new look for the 2015 Formula Drift season – but there’s a lot more than meets the eye with Mohan’s car.
A winter’s worth of development has taken place under the skin, and the three-rotor car will line up for Formula Drift Long Beach leaner and meaner than it did in 2014. While Mazdatrix has been able to extract additional horsepower from the three-rotor engine, every other part of the car was updated or improved before being wrapped in a new design ahead of Tuesday’s Long Beach Grand Prix media day.
GT-Radial also returns as the title sponsor for Mohan’s Formula Drift program.
“Every winter, we know the competition is raising their game so we have to do the same,” said Mohan. “So we are thrilled to have the continued support of GT-Radial and Mazdatrix as we embark on another Formula Drift season. We demonstrated last year that that the GT-Radial Champiro SX2 has a ton of potential in Formula Drift and can compete against the other tire manufacturers in the series. They provide a huge amount of grip and smoke – although with the extra horsepower Mazdatrix found in our three-rotor engine, making smoke would never be an issue.”
At Formula Drift Long Beach in 2014, the first event for GT-Radial in Formula Drift, Mohan advanced to the top-16 in dramatic fashion – winning his top-32 battle while at the same time having a large crash which nearly ended his day.
“I am always excited to compete in Long Beach, although I would be really happy with a less dramatic event this year,” said Mohan. “I’ve had some of my best results and best battles here, but honestly it’s time that we went past the top-16. I know I have a team and a car capable of getting there, and now it is just up to me to put it all together.”
Qualifying for Formula Drift Long Beach will be held on Friday, April 10 at 1:00 PM PST. On Saturday, April 11 the top-32 competition will begin at 11:00 AM PST, and the top-16 competition will begin at 3:30 PM PST. All those sessions will be streamed live at FormulaD.com.
About Kyle Mohan Racing
Kyle Mohan competes in the Formula Drift Pro Championship in the no. 99 GT Radial / Mazdatrix Mazda RX-8 with support from GT Radial and Mazdatrix. More information can be found at www.kylemohanracing.com.
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