Stay With Us During the Red Bull Drift Shifters Event

Arguably one of the biggest and most exciting motor sport events to ever visit the UK, the Red Bull Drift Shifters are officially coming to Liverpool this month. Red Bull will be bringing the world’s best drifters to the city on Sunday 19th August to showcase their incredible skills as they rip through the streets and whizz past the cheering crowds, along Liverpool’s iconic waterfront.

Each of the twelve talented drivers will be testing their nerve and precision as they navigate and manoeuvre a custom track through the streets of Liverpool, rigged with advanced proximity and speed sensors. Thousands are expected to flock to the Waterfront to witness this once in a lifetime event and catch a glimpse of the famous Red Bull Drift Shifters.

If you’re planning on visiting the city for this showstopping event, book a stay with us at The Shankly Hotel and enjoy utter luxury, just a stone’s throw away from all the action.

The Red Bull Drift Shifters

Every car you see at this spectacular event harnesses up to 1000 horsepower and is driven by the world’s very best drivers from across the globe. As they circumnavigate this tricky course, cars will score points for the speed, angle and proximity to obstacles that will be dotted about the track. And of course, the closer, the better.

Originally dreamt up by New Zealand professional drifter ‘Mad’ Mike Whiddett, this amazing event was first debuted in his home own of Auckland back in 2012. For the first time, this captivating event is travelling to Liverpool and it promises to be one of the most jaw dropping showcases the city has ever seen.

In a recent interview, Mike Whiddett expressed his excitement at the event coming to Merseyside: “It’s an amazing venue; it’s near twice the size of the last two Red Bull Drift Shifters events and it’s got this big D-shape roundabout, so we’re really excited to be able to get out and showcase the precision driving of drifting in the UK in such a massive environment. The venue also appears in a Fast and Furious movie, so yeah, it’s really cool – I can’t wait to execute it.”

If you’d like to experience this adrenaline-fuelled event that will test nerves to the max and wow with precision driving like never seen before in the UK, get your tickets!

Showstopping Accommodation

Shankly family room

If you’re attending the Red Bull Drift Shifters event in Liverpool and you need a place to stay, look no further than The Shankly Hotel.

Set in the heart of the city centre, just a short walk to the famous Waterfront, this hotel is the ideal place to rest your head after a day of fast-paced adrenaline filled racing.

Each and every one of our beautiful suites are unique and have been designed with comfort and luxury in mind. Sleeping a range of people, from two up to large groups, The Shankly Hotel specialise in accommodation that suits every need.

Whether you’re attending the event with family, or a group of friends, our hotel can offer you connecting rooms or large suites that can sleep you all together, so there’s no need to split up.

Dedicated to the great Liverpool FC manager, Bill Shankly, our hotel features never-before-seen memorabilia and heart warming tributes to this footballing hero.

If you’re feeling peckish, The Bastion Bar and Restaurant, located on the ground floor of the hotel, is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat before or after you enjoy the Red Bull Drift Shifters.

Serving a range of delicious dishes, freshly prepared from locally sourced ingredients, you and your group are sure to find something you love.

Call 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk for more information or to book your stay.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

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