Daigo Saito Formula D 2012 – AW Films

Abbitt Wilkerson of AW Films has been putting together highlight reels of Daigo Saito competing in this past year’s Formula D season. I just found the series, so I’m going to put them all into one post in chronological order.

Round 1: Long Beach GP Street Course | April 6-7

AWFILMS | Drift Monkey | Daigo Saito – Longbeach
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The Creator of Gran Turismo Learns How To Drift

GT Channel brings us this exclusive footage from this year’s SEMA show. The CEO of Polyphony Digital and creator of the Gran Turismo series of racing games for the Sony Playstation, Kazunori Yamauchi, gets drifting lessons from the 2011 Formula D Champion, Diajiro Yoshihara in his LSx powered S13 Nissan 240SX. Yamauchi-san visits the SEMA show to pick give out awards to his favorite cars which are then featured in the Gran Turismo games. What makes this interesting is that Yamauchi-san clearly has an excellent understanding behind the physics and mechanics of car control, but has never tried drifting before. Check out how he does:

Source: GT Channel on YouTube