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Mad Mike's South African drift adventure

By Scott Newman, 12 Oct 2016 News

Crazy Kiwi attacks mountain road in triple-rotor Mazda RX-8

Mad Mike's South African drift adventure

Another week, another crazily awesome drifting video from Red Bull.

Hot on the heels of Shane Van Gisbergen's effort at Sydney Motorsport Park in a converted V8 Supercar, crazy Kiwi 'Mad Mike' Whiddett as laid two black lines all over the Franschhoek Pass in South Africa.

Located outside Cape Town, the 15km stretch of driving nirvana is the perfect playground for Whiddett to unleash his 'BADBUL' Mazda RX-8, powered by a 606kW turbocharged 20B triple-rotor.

As you can tell, this isn't Whiddett's first rodeo, having drifted his way around the world, including the stunning Crown Range in his New Zealand homeland behind the wheel of his other toy, the ear-shattering quad-rotor Series VI RX-7 'MADBUL'.

Proving that too many toys is never enough, Whiddett also competes in the Formula Drift USA championship in his wildest machine of all, a twin-turbo quad-rotor Mazda MX-5 that pumps out around 770kW.