News 2021

Riga becomes first European destination for FIA IDC

In its new role as the FIA Intercontinental Drifting Cup promoter, the first event under the stewardship of RDS will take place at the Biķernieki Sport Complex in the heart of Riga, Latvia from June 11 to 13, 2021.

Riga has become a summer pilgrimage for European drift fans over the years, with the annual Drift Masters round attracting capacity crowds and some of the biggest names in the sport. The venue itself is accustomed to hosting top-level FIA-sanctioned motor sport competitions, having been the home to the Latvian round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship from 2016 to 2020.

Akira Iida, FIA Drifting Commission President, said: “We are delighted to be able to launch this new phase in the story of the FIA Intercontinental Drifting Cup and are confident in RDS’s ability to be able to position the event as the premier worldwide drifting competition. Riga is an excellent destination to start this journey and the organising team has repeatedly demonstrated their ability to stage some of the best drifting events in the world.”