Located near Krasnoyarsk, the Red Ring circuit can rightfully be considered the birthplace of many Russian drift stars. Gocha, Tsaregradtsev, Losev, Idiyatulin, Ermokhin and many others forged their first high-profile victories here. Last season, the “big drift” missed the Siberian stage due to the pandemic and the late start of the season. However, the remoteness from the capital and a number of other circumstances made adjustments to the composition of the participants in this stage.
Sergey Kabargin, who was injured after colliding with a wall at the last stage in Ryazan, was replaced by Tomsk pilot Danila Skorobogatov as part of the FailCrew team. Khabarovsk resident Anton Dubovik replaced Ilya Fedorov in the Moscow Sport team. Engineer and mechanic Haris Skupelis replaced Kristaps Blushs behind the wheel of his Eurofighter in Carville Racing colors. And the Forward Auto team invited to the place of Masato Kawabata, who is forced to skip the stages due to quarantine restrictions in connection with the coronavirus, the Indonesian Emmanuel Amandio.
In addition, Anton Dmitrienko from Irkutsk, Alexey Vakhtin from Leninsk-Kuznetsky, as well as Krasnoyarsk residents Leonid Schneider and Ivan Korneychik, representing the Time Up team, are among the new names in the RDS GP 2021 application list.