Hi, my name is Aleksandr Grinchuk. My discipline is drift racing. My friends call meGrinya. I was born on 14 January 1980in Odessa, Ukraine. My philosophy of life isnothing is impossible. The most important person in my life is my wife. My favourite food is seafood. My favourite music is electronic.
Over the years, journalists and fans have asked Ukrainian drift racer Aleksandr Grinchuk where he gets his undying love of drifting from. Was it instilled in him since birth? Was he spurred on by a family member? The answer to these questions is no. Grinchuk’s love of drifting comes from the Fast & Furious movies and the Need for Speed video game series!
In 2007, fuelled by adrenaline and ambition, he made his first step towards drift greatness. He bought himself an almost brand new 2006 Nissan 350Z and went in search of competitions to test it out in. For the next three years Grinchuk was involved in almost every drifting competition in his native city of Odessa.
At the same time he started to branch out and began taking part in drifting events all over Ukraine and abroad. His first success came in 2008 at the domestic drift event Dorifuto Stage 3, and by the end of the 2011 racing season he had become the Ukrainian national champion not once, not twice, but three times!
Nowadays video games and movies seem like a thing of the past to Grinchuk. After all, when you’re doing it for real, who needs them?
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