WEBB REPRESENTS SOUTH AFRICA AT GATEBIL 2016
14 July 2016 | Press release: Monster Energy RSA
X RSA National Drift Champion Jason Webb (22 from Noordhoek,
Cape Town) represented South Africa in front of 35 000 people
at the notorious Gatebil Rodskogen event In Norway. Gatebil
is known as one of the world’s largest and most prestigious
drift track days in the world featuring top drift drivers from
around the globe.
Webb stepped up to the plate and put on an awesome performance
in a borrowed car drifting door to door with the world’s
Webb was the only South African driving at the event and was
able to drift in tandem with some of the world’s best
drivers proving to the rest of the world and himself that he
has a very bright future in drifting ahead of him.
Gatebil is not a competition but rather a glorified track day
where drivers get to go out as much as they like , with whoever
they like and push the boundaries of drifting.
Jason Webb: “Drifting on the Rodskogen raceway is like
nothing I’ve ever experienced back home in RSA. I was
following drivers into drifts at over 150KPH were in South Africa
we are hardly ever drifting at speeds of over 100KHP.
So being able to stick with some of the world’s top drivers
threw high speed drifts was incredible and really opened my
eyes as to what’s possible in a drift car.
The experience was something I’d never forget and I hope
to be able to bring back some of what I’ve learned to
take my driving to the next level back in RSA.
It was also awesome to have top drivers that I’ve always
dreamt of meeting come up to me and congratulate me on my sessions
out on track.
I would say Gatebil is a crucial event for any up and coming
drifter who is trying to be noticed and make it on a global