Mad Mike Conquers South Africa’s Stunning Franschhoek Pass In Mazda RX-8

Red Bull pro drifter Mad Mike Whiddett has proven once again that skilled drivers other than Ken Block can star in stunning, action-packed videos.

In his latest stunt, the Kiwi headed to spectacular South Africa with his revered Mazda RX-8 drifter dubbed BADBUL and tackled the country’s oldest and one of its road beautiful roads, the Franschhoek Pass.

Located east of Cape Town, this road traverses across a breathtaking mountain range and thanks to its flowing corners, proved the perfect place for Mad Mike to show off his precision driving skills at speeds of up to 248 km/h (154mph).

According to the man himself, “The drive itself was just crazy. I can compare it a bit to Conquer the Crown – a very successful project we did back home that was a game-changer for drifting because of the credibility the sport got for the precision driving. The scenery is very similar, but this road was far more raw, with like massive cliff-drops and not much run-off. Not much space for error.”

Enough talking, watch and enjoy the video.after the jump.


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