The second step is all about the slide. “Step on the clutch while simultaneously pulling the handbrake to enter the drift,” Mizuhara says. “When you want to turn into the corner, you need to step on the clutch and pull the handbrake up at the same time.” Through this move, the car will eventually go into a slide.
Sliding then leads into the third step which involves wheel handling. As Mizuhara explains, “when you feel the car sliding, turn the steering wheel in the opposite direction.” As seen in the video, the Japanese drift driver executes this perfectly with the Toyota GR86 going into a tailwhip movement, producing smoke from the friction between tire and track.