Beau was born in Sydney Australia and has for as long as he can remember been in some way or another involved in motorsport or had his hands on something mechanical at every stage of his life.
Growing up Beau showed talent behind the wheel from a young age in his go kart, he then moved on to dirt bikes through his teenage years and as time progressed and as soon as he could, Beau purchased his very first car, a Datsun 1200 coupe!
In 2003 Beau swapped his best mate his DR30 for his Toyota Sprinter AE86 and you could say never looked back. He has been a Toyota man ever since and did his first private track day in 2003 with Initial Drift at Oran Park, Sydney.
Beau was instantly hooked on drifting and with the support of his wife, Bec and close friends and family he has been able to devoted his life for his passion of drifting. In 2006 Beau won the Drift Australia National series and became the first CAMS- affiliated drift driver.
In 2006 with another major achievement he became the first Toyota Australia Drift ambassador. Late in 2008, with the national series collapsing Beau decided to take a couple of years off which allowed him to complete his trade as a fitter machinist. In his off period Beau competed yearly at World Time Attack - Tectaloy Drift Challenge.
In 2013 he announced his return by resigning with Toyota Australia once again but a game changer for Beau was that he would be making his return in a brand new Toyota 86 retaining the stock 2.0L flat four in which Beau would build from the ground up!
It has been through hard work and dedication that Beau has been able to continue to compete in his chosen discipline. Beau is always on the track to better his drifting skills and build on new and existing relationship with other drivers in the drifting community both on and off the track. With the sport of drifting inevitability moving forward as with any sport, Beau will always appreciate the history of drifting and where he started to the fortunate position he finds himself in now competing in his new 86!
Clintons Toyota Corporate Day
Toyota Corporate Day
Feature DNA on Playstation Juiced 2: Gaming
Drifting Demonstration @ V8 Supercars
Drifting Demonstration @ Top Gear Festival Sydney 2014 & 2015
Toyota Australia 86 Launch, Catalogue Talent and 1st Birthday Journalist Day
How to Drift Video online with NineMSN
Feature Article/Video in Top Gear Australia Magazine, Motive DVD, Autosalon Magazine, FHM Magazine
Filmed AE86 vs GT86 short promotional video
2006 - 1st Place Drift Australia Championship
2008 - 3rd Place Drift Australia Championship
2010 - 1st Place World Time Attack - Tectaloy Drift Challenge
2011- 3rd Place World Time Attack -Tectaloy Drift Challenge
2015 - 5th Place Australian Drifting Grand Prix
2015 - 2nd Place Hi Tec Drift Allstars Championship
2016 - 2nd Place Australian Drifting Grand Prix
2016 - 1st Place Hi Tec Drift Allstars Championship
2017 - 1st Place World Time Attack Garrett Honeywell Drift Challenge
2017- 3rd Place Hi Tec Drift Allstars Championship
2018 - Currently 1st in the Hi Tec Drift All Stars Championship
Name: Beau Yates
Nickname: The Show
Birth Date: 7th March 1982
Occupation: Fitter Machinist
Inspired by: Ken Satoh, Tetsuya Hibino, Ken Maeda, Valentino Rossi
Ultimate Goal: To drift on an international level
Best drift battle: Leighton Fine @ Drift Australia
Who would you like to battle: Everyone!
Favourite Food: Mexican
Daily Drive: Toyota SR5 Hilux
Hobbies: Drifting, Remote controlled toys.
In my spare time: Jetski & take it easy!