Taking up drifting was ‘love at first slide’: drift champion

Karolina Pilarczyk, a double European drift champion told Poland IN about what her chosen sports involves and how her adventure started.

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“Drifting is controlled sliding, precise sliding. We have to slide a car all the way from point A to point B,” she explained.

Ms Pilarczyk is the first woman in Poland to receive a drifting license from the Polish Drift Federation.

She explains how taking up drifting came about simply by coincidence. She was working as an IT specialist and did not have any motorsport background.

One day she decided to improve her driving skills. “I went to a driving academy to practice some advanced skills and then on a slipping surface they started to teach me how to control the slide,” Ms Pilarczyk said.

“I say that it was the ‘love at first slide’” she declared.

Karolina Pilarczyk is a double European Champion - “the Queen of Europe” in drifting. She won her title in the years 2017 and 2018.