43 Drivers set to compete in 2018 Gymkhana GRiD Finals

by Vince Pettit
Johan Kristoffersson - Gymkhana Grid - 2017

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

#First NameSurnameHometown, CountryCar
1LukeWoodhamHigh Wycombe, UKNissan 200SX S14A
3JohanKristofferssonArvika, SwedenVolkswagen Polo R
5Ericvan EyssenKZN, South AfricaNissan S14
7StevenMcConnellGlasgow, ScotlandBMW E36
8BrendanPurenKwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaBMW E46
9JamesStephenFife, ScotlandSubaru Impreza
11Petter SolbergAskim, NorwayVolkswagen Polo R
12ChristianBakkerudBergen, NorwayNissan Cefiro
13StephenBiagioniUpminster, UKNissan S13
14ZeinHussen RaidonMozambique, MoputoNissan Skyline
15Tessa WhittockWorcestershire, UKNissan Skyline
16OliverSolbergAskim, NorwayCitroen Xsara
20DmitriyIllyukOdessa, UkraineMazda RX-8
22BronnyWhiteCape Town, South AfricaTBA
26ChettMeyerJohannesburg, South AfricaSubaru Impreza STI
27Kylevan DykCape Town, South AfricaNiassn 350Z
28MarkoPalijanKrizevci, CroatiaNissan 350Z
29PatrickTusonJohannesburg, South AfricaNissan 350Z
30ZaeedRajahCape Town, South AfricaNissan S13
31JonathanBuckBradford, UKSubaru Impreza
33ChristopherLongCape Town, South AfricaToyota Supra
34AntonWannenburgPretoria, South AfricaSubaru Impreza
40LorcanAylwardCape Town, South AfricaNissan 200SX
42OliverBennettBristol, UKMini Cooper SX1
43KenBlockLong Beach, USAHoonicorn V2
45JasonWebbCape Town, South AfricaRoush Performance Ford Mustang
46ArmandBronkhorstBoksburg, South AfricaMazda RX-7 FD
47ZanilSatarMaputo, MozambiqueNissan Skyline R34 GT-T
48RanoBarnardtBenoni, South AfricaBMW E46
49HannesPienaarPretoria, South AfricaTBA
50MarkKirkJohannesburg, South AfricaTBA
52Sean PretoriusCape Town, South AfricaTBA
53MarcoFerreiraPretoria, South AfricaSuabru WRX
54Jake ArcherTamworth, UKSubaru WRX Hawkeye
55Wayne HayJohannesburg, South AfricaSubaru Impreza 06 STI
56RobertDzirbaPretoria, South Africa05 Subaru STI
57MarcoVan der SchyffAlberton, South AfricaBMW 135i E82
58DannyCrossLondon, UKNissan S14
59CarlVan AsJohannesburg, South Africa07 Subaru STI
69Tiaan De KlerkPretoria, South AfricaSubaru STI
73Mike NewlandGuildford, UKNissan S13
77Dmitrij SribnyjPeterborough, UKSubaru BRZ
87DaigoSaitoSaitama, JapanChevrolet Corvette

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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