Rhys Millet gets drifty with his Hyundai Genesis Coupe – Click above to watch the video

2009 was a less-than-stellar year for Rhys Millen and the debut of his Hyundai Genesis coupe. The Genesis is an eminently driftable car as was demonstrated during the media launch a year ago. But despite Millen's considerable skills, the defending champion finished the Formula Drift season in 19th place.

With the 2010 season set to kick off next weekend in Long Beach, the Millen Racing crew has been working on improving the car and Millen spent some time practicing recently at El Toro. While the car is certainly generating plenty of tire smoke thanks to its 650 horsepower, we have no idea at this point if it will move Millen further up in the rankings this year. Millen did tell us that he will have more to announce soon on additional race programs. Perhaps a GT2 Genesis Coupe? or a Pikes Peak Equus? Check out the video after the jump.

[Source: Rhys Millen Racing via YouTube]