Video: 9-year-old drifting BMW E30 – the youngest drifter in the world?

You’ve probably heard the expression ‘you’re never too old to start’. Well, ‘you’re never too young’ has obviously rubbed off on this 9-year-old, BMW E30 drift master. He is quite possibly the youngest drifter in the world.

Barely old/strong enough to change the spare wheels on the BMW E30 racer, this 9-year-old boy, named Stavros Grillis from Greece, is a little gem behind the wheel. He appears so relaxed and comfortable working the steering, and using the handbrake to adjust slides out on the track.

Sitting in a specially made bucket seat, little Stavros gets support from his father to take part in drifting. He’s been learning to drive and drift from a very young age, and started practicing when he was just seven.

The BMW E30 is kitted out with an appropriate roll cage and is modified for drifting, with a quick-release handbrake, and a tuned engine.

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Click play on the video below to see the amazing talent at work. Awesome stuff. Keep it up Stavros!
(The action starts at around the 1:15 mark)

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.