World Championship Drivers List Announced

RED BULL DRIFTING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP INVITATION LIST

DRIVER SERIES COUNTRY COMMENTS CONFIRMATION
Tanner Foust FD USA Final Standings, 2007 & 2008 FD Champ ACCEPTED
Samuel Hubinette FD Sweden/USA Final Standings, 2004 & 2006 FD Champ ACCEPTED
Rhys Millen FD New Zealand/USA Final Standings, 2005 FD Champ ACCEPTED
Daijiro Yoshihara FD Japan Final Standings ACCEPTED
Chris Forsberg FD USA Final Standings ACCEPTED
Michihiro Takatori FD Japan Final Standings ACCEPTED
Vaughn Gittin, Jr. FD USA Final Standings ACCEPTED
Conrad Grunewald FD USA Final Standings ACCEPTED
Robbie Nishida FD Japan/USA Final Standings ACCEPTED
Ryuji Miki FD Japan Final Standings, 2004 D1 Champ ACCEPTED
Darren McNamara FD Ireland Final Standings, 2006 Pro Drift Champ ACCEPTED
Stephan Verdier FD France/USA Final Standings ACCEPTED
Ken Gushi FD Japan/USA Final Standings ACCEPTED
Bill Sherman FD USA Final Standings ACCEPTED
Justin Pawlak FD USA Final Standings ACCEPTED
Kyle Mohan FD USA Final Standings ACCEPTED
Katsuhiro Ueo D1GP Japan 2002 D1 Champ ACCEPTED
Daigo Saito D1GP Japan 2008 D1GP Champ ACCEPTED
Garry Whitter D1NZ 1 New Zealand 2008 D1NZ Champ ACCEPTED
Fredrick Girard DMCC Canada 2008 DMCC Champ ACCEPTED
Luke Fink Drift Australia Australia 2008 Drift Australia 2nd Place ACCEPTED
Leighton Fine Drift Australia Australia 2008 Drift Australia Champ ACCEPTED
Tim Marshall EDC UK 2008 EDC 2nd Place ACCEPTED
Ben Broke-Smith EDC UK 2008 EDC Champ ACCEPTED
Tengku Djan FD SG Malaysia 2008 FD SG 2nd Place ACCEPTED
Mike Whiddet FD SG New Zealand 2008 FD SG 3rd Place ACCEPTED
Paul Vlasblom IDS Netherlands 2008 IDS Champ or runner-up ACCEPTED
Remmo Niezen IDS Netherlands 2009 IDS Champ or runner-up ACCEPTED
Fredric Aasbo Nordic Drift Norway 2008 Nordic Drifting Series Champ ACCEPTED
Carl Ruiterman NZ Drift New Zealand 2008 NZ Drift Champ ACCEPTED
Eric O’Sullivan Pro Drift Ireland 2007 Pro Drift Champ ACCEPTED
James Deane Pro Drift Ireland 2008 Pro Drift Champ ACCEPTED

Ryan Tuerck FD USA Final Standings DECLINED – Budget
D1GP D1GP Japan 1 of 6 invitations D1 requested DECLINED
D1GP D1GP Japan 2 of 6 invitations D1 requested DECLINED
D1GP D1GP Japan 3 of 6 invitations D1 requested DECLINED
D1GP D1GP Japan 4 of 6 invitations D1 requested DECLINED
D1GP D1GP Japan 5 of 6 invitations D1 requested DECLINED
D1GP D1GP Japan 6 of 6 invitations D1 requested DECLINED
Nob Taniguchi D1GP Japan 2001 Champ DECLINED – Prior engagement, race
Youichi Imamura D1GP Japan 2003 Champ DECLINED
Yasuyaki Kazama D1GP/MSC Japan 2005 Champ DECLINED – Scheduling Conflict
Nobushige Kumakubo D1GP Japan 2006 Champ DECLINED – Dubai Demo
Manabu Max Orido D1GP/MSC Japan D1 Judge, MSC Judge, Super GT driver DECLINED – Hired by Chevy for WTCC race in Macau

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