Steve ‘Baggsy’ Biagioni wins the King of The Kings Superfinals in Malta
Steve Biagioni, more commonly known by his nickname Baggsy, has finished on top in The King of The Kings Superfinals in Malta driving his Nissan 200SX S13. Sunday’s action saw Baggsy battle it out amongst top European drifters to snatch the €10,000 EUR prize.
The weekend’s events were however far from straightforward. Following the urgent change of venue required for reasons outside the promoter’s control, the whole event was relocated to the MDRA facilities in Hal Far in less than 16 hours. The drivers seemed to enjoy the faster layout and in practice on Saturday they seemed to be getting used to it fairly quickly. Other than the King of the Kings participants, the event also included participation from the local drifting association, the MDA. Mark Galea and Kaysie Wood impressed in qualifying, earning them the chance to compete with the top level drifters on Sunday.
Sunday’s events, in which the winner from each category was scheduled to be determined, was hit by a freak thunderstorm which put the events into further chaos. Winds and heavy rain persisted for about an hour which caused considerable damage to the security and other infrastructure. The local promoters were determined to get the main event going again however and in less than an hour, and after agreeing to cancel the local competitions, everything was fixed and ready for the main event.
The King of The Kings Superfinals included a range of participants, such as the 2013 Queen of Europe champion Danielle Murphy, and King of Europe champion Francesco Conti in his BMW M3 who made it as far as the semi-finals on Sunday.
The final round saw Hungarian Adam Kerenyi in his highly customized BMW E36 compete head to head against Biagioni. A very close battle ensued between the two with Biagioni eventually being declared the winner.
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