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43 Drivers set to compete in 2018 Gymkhana GRiD Finals

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Johan Kristoffersson - Gymkhana Grid - 2017
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A total of 43 drivers will head to Carnival City Johannesburg at the first weekend in December to take on the 2018 Gymkhana GRiD Finals.

The annual event headed up by Ken Block will see some of the best competitors from around the world do battle against each other in the Rear-Wheel and All-Wheel-Drive categories.

Block will bring his fire-breathing Ford Hoonicorn V2 to South Africa for the show along with some familiar names from the world of Rallycross.

2018 World Rallycross champion and GRiD defending champion Johan Kristoffersson along with team-mate Petter Solberg will both bringing their Volkswagen Polo R’s.

Oliver Bennett will be making his GRiD debut with the XITE Racing Mini Cooper SX1 while 2018 RallyX Nordic Champion Rally Oliver Solberg brings his fathers Citroen Xsara WRC car to the competition.

Luke Woodham - Gymkhana Grid 2018

Credit: Gymkhana GRiD / Monster Energy

Defending rear-wheel-drive champion Luke Woodham is back again as he hunts down his fifth title in his Nissan 200SX S14A.

Drift legend Daigo Saito, the first ever driver to win two of drifting’s major championships, D1 Grand Prix in Japan, and Formula D in the USA will be bringing his Chevrolet Corvette to compete.

Daigo Saito

Credit: Gymkhana GRiD / Monster Energy

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The event will once again be streamed live via the Gymkhana GRiD website and social media channels, full details on the broadcast will be announced closer to the event. Check out the highlights from Gymkhana GRiD 2017 below…

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