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Daigo Achieve 3rd Place in Formula Drift US Long Beach
Monday, April 09, 2012

Achilles as a world-class national tire manufacturers support several drifter which are Daigo Saito & Robbie Nishida (Spark Achilles Motorsport), Adwitya Amandio (William Syailendra Achilles Drift Team), and Ser Meng Hui (Achilles Forged Racing Team).

Daigo Saito, one of the supported drifter by Achilles achieve 3rd place in Formula Drift US - Long Beach. 1st place is Justin Pawlak (Falken tire), 2nd Daijiro Yoshihara (Falken Tire). It was a big success for Daigo after eliminating Rhys Millen (top 16), Tyler McQuarrie (top 8) and Matt Power (top 4). There are 15,000 people watching the event and Daigo and Achilles instantly have recognition. Daigo is using Achilles ATR Sport 2 – 265/35R18 Rear and 265/35R18 Front

Formula Drift US Long Beach first series has been held on 6-7 April 2012. [yus]

Round 1: Streets of Long Beach Event Results

1. Pawlak, Justin Falken Tire Ford Mustang
2. Yoshihara, Daijiro America’s Tire / Falken Tire Nissan S13
3. Saito, Daigo Achilles Tire / Bridges Racing Lexus SC430

Daigo Saito -
"Last year I used Achilles tyres for Formula Drift Asia and I won the championship. Achilles tyres are easy to use and I really like them. Here in the US it's a different climate but the tyres are just as easy to use and I look forward to having a successful season both in US and in Asia with Achilles."

Robbie Nishida -
"We are using two types of Achilles tyres, one of which is the ATR2 which just made its debut this year. The tyres are crazy - lots of grip, lots of smoke, fantastic to use. My cars for Formula Drift Asia and US have been rebuilt, with a new car SC300 for the US, and with lots more power I am excited about bringing out the full potential of the Achilles tyres."

Amandio -
"I'm running Achilles tyres this year both in Formula Drift Asia and US, just like my team-mates Robbie and Daigo. The Achilles tyres have good grip and good traction, making a great combination for my cars. It helps me to initiate better and eases transition, as well as gives a lot of smoke which is wonderful for the audience!"