Drifting for the Drive M7 Bridgestone team at this year’s Achilles Formula Drift Malaysia 2012, Tengku Djan shares his views on the Malaysian drifting scene and so much more.
You are widely acknowledged as Malaysia's Hero on wheels, what sort of responsibility does the 'National Champion' tag carry?
Well I wouldn't exactly call it a responsibility. The thing is there is a lot of pressure from a lot of parties expecting you to win; the general public expects you to win. That added a lot of pressure from the time I started drifting till about 2010. And my performance in 2010 wasn't great, so we went back to the drawing board, see what the issues were and how to improve myself.
Everyone expects me to do well, if not win, from my previous credentials, but I'm coming to this season very fresh and with a new approach - which consists of a lot of mental things like the mental preparation before an event, to make sure I'm calm, relaxed and focus in what I want to achieve. I think I'll do well; I don't know whether I'm going to win or not, but I'll give it my best shot and fight to the finish.