Drift Instructors Japan | Sideways Experience Drivers and Instructors – The Sideways Experience

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Guest Instructors

Our guest instructors feature professional drivers from different countries and vary from school to school, depending on availability. All of our instructors possess a wealth of knowledge to share with all attendees, assisting everyone towards ending their drift experience capable of getting sideways and improving their skill level.  

Fausto Yukio

Formula Drift Nissan S15 with wheels turned out drifting.

Hailing from Japan but originally a Brazilian national, Fausto speaks 3 languages:, Portuguese and Japanese. He has competed in Formula Drift Japan since 2019 and currently pilots the Liberty Walk x SideX Japan S15. Fausto has also competed in the Ebisu Circuit Drift Series, won the G1GP Championship in 2018 and MSC Challenge in 2019, and participated in the D-max championship. He's well known for showing flare, angle and excitement at every event! 

Matty Hill

Purple Nissan S15 going sideways with another blue car.

Matt has been competing for many years in v national and international competitions. In 2018, Matt became the first international driver to win a round of D1NZ. That same year, he p 4th overall in the Championship. Matt has competed in Formula Drift Japan, D1NZ, World Time Attack, Drift Challenge Australia, Cash Kings, Hi-Tec Drift All-stars, Mad Mike's Summer Bash and has multiple podiums to his name.


Instagram - @mattyhilldrift 

Darren Kelly 

Nissan Darren Kelly D1NZ car drifting in a competition.


Instagram - @darrenkellydrift 

Matt Russell  

Small white car drifting on a track with smoke coming from the tyres.

Instagram - @mattrussell99  

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