Published on November 19th, 2018 | by Subhash Nair0
MaxxOil’s Tengku Djan Ley Nets Podium Finish at D1GP China Series 2018.
Team MaxxOil Racing drift racer Tengku Djan Ley snatches 2nd place at Round 4 of the D1 Grand Prix China Series 2018 at ShenZhen, China.
Popularly known as Prince of Drift, Malaysian professional drift driver and Team MaxxOil Racing’s Tengku Djan Ley finished strong at the D1 Grand Prix China Series 2018, netting 2nd place in Round 4. This great result came as a welcome surprise after Team MaxxOil Racing faced numerous technical difficulties at the event, resulting in reduced practice time.
Tengku Djan Ley had previously beat out several of Japan’s top racers to reach the final stage, including previous D1GP series champion Masato Kawabata. Team MaxxOil Racing’s win comes after a tough tandem battle with first place finisher Hibino Tetsuya of Japan. Tengku Djan Ley snatched the coveted second place, with
Hideyuki Fujino taking third in Round 4.
This was the second event for Tengku Djan Ley and Team MaxxOil Racing in November 2018 alone, as they had previously represented Malaysia at this year’s FIA Intercontinental Drifting Cup in Tokyo, Japan. In Tokyo, the team were also plagued by technical difficulties, with engine issues persisting throughout the weekend.
Tengku Djan Ley was the only Malaysian participant at this event, which was attended by all-star drift racers from across the globe, including Hibino Tetsuya from Japan, Formula Drift competitor Matt Field from USA and many others. Tengku Djan Ley and Team MaxxOil Racing had shown tremendous teamwork, dedication and skill, which paid off in their podium finish. Their achievement has brought pride both to MaxxOil and Malaysia as a whole. Additionally, Team MaxxOil Racing had been awarded D1 Grand Prix’s Best Team of the Year 2018.
Round 4 and 5 of the D1 Grand Prix China Series 2018 took place on 17th and 18th November 2018 in ShenZhen, China, on the heels of Round 3 at QingDao earlier in October.