2013 World Time Attack Challenge - October 18th & 19th

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Re: 2013 World Time Attack Challenge - October 18th & 19th

Postby Catford on Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:23 pm

WTAC wrote:WTAC Talk: Tilton Interiors
Posted on October 17, 2013 by worldtimeattackchallenge

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Without a doubt, Tilton’s Evo is one of the most anticipated cars of this event. With a new aero the car looks completely different to the understated vehicle it was last year when it took the runner-up trophy.

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The team has quite a large and enthusiastic fan base not just locally but all around the world with cheers and good luck wishes flooding our Facebook page every time we feature their car.

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Without giving too much away, the team driver, Garth Walden is optimistic about their chances against the reigning champion – Nemo.

“The new aero certainly gives us more downforce and we’re confident we will run very competitive times.”

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With a proven team, strong backing and very strong local and international following, the Tilton Evo will be the one to watch.

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Re: 2013 World Time Attack Challenge - October 18th & 19th

Postby Catford on Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:57 pm

WTAC wrote:Testing time for Pro Class
Posted on October 17, 2013 by worldtimeattackchallenge
Strong wind seemed to have quite an effect on the Pro cars fitted with big aero kits. This was quite evident on the main straight with the head wind reaching speeds of over 40kph pushing hard against the large aero components. Most teams reported lower than expected top speeds.

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Nemo – this car looks fast even when it’s going slow. The team were cautious in practice but the car looked fast and extremely well balanced through corners.

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Esprit NSX had good top speed down the main straight but struggled for traction through corners. Interview with Tarzan Yamada coming soon.

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Tilton looked very fast and stable. We dare say as fast and stable as Nemo… With the unofficial time of 1:26.1 these guys are deadly serious about winning this year.

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We were really looking forward to seeing Under Suzuki and his new setup, unfortunately the car suffered from some steering issues and hasn’t completed a full lap in anger. The Scorch crew are hard at work fixing what we believe is a power steering pump but at this stage it looks like Suzuki-san might be sitting the next Pro session out.

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Esprit NSX – we just can’t get enough of this car!

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RE Amemiya sounded great, there’s just nothing like the sound of a rotary engine at full throttle but it looks like Taniguchi-san was taking it easy on the first outing.

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MCA Suspension “Hammerhead”. It’s amazing just how fast and smooth this car is. Here is one team that’s not playing any games. The guys spent all Wednesday tinkering with the setup and came out flying today. Their first unofficial lap was 1:29.

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According to the driver Steve Glenney, the car feels a lot better than last year. Seems like the Pulse boys have fixed all the little issues that troubled the car in the past and are ready to up the ante. Unfortunately their session was cut short with a burst hose which we now believe is fixed. Pulse are the real stalwarts of Australian time attack and we would love to see them do well.

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Re: 2013 World Time Attack Challenge - October 18th & 19th

Postby Catford on Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:20 am

WTAC wrote:Scorch weighs in
Posted on October 17, 2013 by worldtimeattackchallenge

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Under Suzuki and his carbon black Nissan S15 have found their way into the hearts and facebook pages of many time attack fans not just in Australia but all around the world.

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With two WTACs under his belt and having just missed out on a podium finish last year Suzuki is determined to make the 2013 WTAC his third-time-lucky event.

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The S15 gained a new and improved aero package with a little help from Andrew Brilliant. With this new setup Suzuki smashed the Tsukuba lap record earlier this year, a record previously held by a driver who will be one of his main WTAC adversaries.

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“This is a very quick car” said Andrew Brilliant when quized about his involvement, “the new aero really makes a lot of difference and with Suzuki behind the wheel they make a very potent package.”

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During today’s practice Suzuki-san managed a relaxed 1:31 lap before retiring with a broken power steering pump. It looks like the pump has been fixed or replaced as we’ve just seen the black silhouette of the S15 being test driven in the pit lane.

2013 WTAC Talk: Under Suzuki

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Re: 2013 World Time Attack Challenge - October 18th & 19th

Postby Catford on Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:50 am

Practice over, it’s time to attack!
Posted on October 18, 2013 by worldtimeattackchallenge

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Yesterday was a tough day. With the bushfires raging all around and road closures many of our staff and officials were unable to get to the track which affected some afternoon sessions and the drift practice.

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Running on skeleton staff made things difficult and the gusty wind (reportedly up to 100kph) certainly didn’t help with exhibitors opting to set up their displays this morning.

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The smoke from the Blue Mountains fire looked ominous on the horizon and even though the SMSP was never under any threat the conditions were less than ideal.

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A lot of cars suffered from overheating and we’ve seen quite a few burst hosts, o-ring seals and a host of other mechanical issues. A lot of the teams worked through the night and we are expecting a full line up this morning.

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Luckily, the weather conditions improved overnight and the Rural Fire Service brought a lot of the fires under control. The conditions this morning are much better with a sunny, cool morning and almost no wind to speak of.

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The sun is out, the teams are ready and the 2013 WTAC is about to commence! See you all there:)

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Re: 2013 World Time Attack Challenge - October 18th & 19th

Postby Catford on Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:59 pm

First session down, records on the line!
Posted on October 18, 2013 by ryan lewis


Racing is well and truly underway at Sydney Motorsport Park for Yokohama’s World Time Attack Challenge. Track conditions are good and the weather is fine. All teams have been keen to get on the board early. In the very first Royal Purple Pro Class session of the day, Garth Walden has blazed his way into top spot with an incredible lap of 1:25.554 in the Tilton Interiors Evo.

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That time is barely half a second away from the current lap record, and there is plenty more racing still to come!

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Currently the top four in Royal Purple Pro Class are identical to last year’s top four finishers with first and second swapped around. Tilton are leading Nemo Racing by a margin of 2.2s, Nemo having run a quickest time so far of 1:27.70 with Warren Luff at the wheel, although the team admit that Warren is still familiarising himself with the car again and say the car has plenty more in it.

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Earl Bamber in the MCA S13 is sitting in third spot on 1:28.68 just three tenths off their fastest time in 2012. Under Suzuki of Scorch Racing is sitting in fourth spot with a best of 1:30.43 so far, although he has been struggling with oil on the track saying that in some places, “it feels like driving on snow.” Officials have been on deck to clear the track, so we expect plenty more to come.

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After the first session Garrett Pro Am Class is being commanded by Mick Sigsworth in the Precision Maintenance Evo. Running a best lap of 1:30.95 they lead the Pro Am field by a margin of almost 5 seconds! behind them is Jason Wright in Autotech’s ‘Hulk’ WRX with 1:35.92 his best so far. Revzone’s Evo sits in third with George Whenn managing a 1:36.6.

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After extensive testing, BC Automotive have brought a potent package in their R32 GT-R. They’re currently leading V-Sport Open Class with a staunch 1:33.05. Occupying second spot is rally driver Rick Bates in the V-Sport Evo X chalking up a time of 1:34.04.

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Just Car Clubsprint is extremely tight with competitive times coming in from a raft of drivers. Leading at this stage is BYP Racing’s S2000 driven by Benny Tran with 1:41.57 so far. Second is an Evo we have seen a lot of driven by Jason Naidoo on 1:42.04. Jason Wright gets his name on the board again driving the Process West WRX to third spot with a 1:42.05, just one hundredth behind Naidoo!

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All drivers and teams are confident they can go quicker. There’s is so much more to come from WTAC 2013!
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Re: 2013 World Time Attack Challenge - October 18th & 19th

Postby Catford on Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:40 am

WTAC wrote:Nemo struggles with cooling issues
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Last year’s champions, Nemo Racing, are back in the pits after the second Pro session desperately working to get their campaign back on track.

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The team have been struggling with cooling issues since an early shakedown at Queensland Raceway in the lead up to WTAC. A lot of time has been spent since then getting the car sorted, but it seems there are still a few gremlins to drive out.

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In practice yesterday we didn’t see Nemo pushing to the limit, they went out to make sure nothing would fall off before giving it their all. Unfortunately their new race motor suffered a blown head gasket forcing them back into the pit garages for a night on the tools.

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A midnight finish at the track left Nemo’s 4G63 sporting a fresh head gasket and ready to tackle Sydney Motorsport Park today. In the first session Warren Luff took it out to put a time on the board. He clocked 1:27.70 and took second spot, but engine temperatures were still an issue.

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Nemo’s team went back to work swapping out the water pump in the hope it would bring the cooling saga to an end. With Luffy at the wheel for the second Pro session the car struggled to hit its stride and Warren couldn’t better his early time. Back in the garage the car looked a little smokey from our spot in the garage with the team confirming that the head gasket has blown for the second time.

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The team are far from giving up, currently hard at work locating the source of the problem. They plan to spend the night tinkering and hit a cooler track early tomorrow morning. There’s still a way to go if they want to take down Tilton and retain the WTAC crown. Stay tuned.
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Re: 2013 World Time Attack Challenge - October 18th & 19th

Postby Catford on Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:44 am

WTAC wrote:Tilton Evo smashes record!
Posted on October 18, 2013 by ryan lewis

With Nemo’s race day on the skids Tilton have capitalised, setting a blistering early pace and smashing the existing WTAC lap record. In today’s third Royal Purple Pro Class session Garth Walden has broken Nemo’s record from last year with an incredible 1:24.855 flying lap. This team are well and truly breaking new ground.

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We asked the team after the second session how they were going and if they were holding back. “No, we go out and try to get better and faster with every lap. Were trying to play our own game.”

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As for what’s changed since WTAC 2012, “It’s a years worth of really small steps. We went to Japan and had bad luck at Tsukuba but it was a great learning experience. We collected a lot of data.”

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“For WTAC 2012 we were on the back foot. We were having to fix things all the time just trying to keep the car going rather than going faster. The trip to Japan gave us a lot of insight into what was wrong with it.”

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Fans will no doubt notice the aggressive new aero on Tilton. Underneath the external changes is a new suspension setup with reconfigured geometry. Horsepower remains the same as last year with the addition of a new BorgWarner EFR turbo, similar to that found on Nemo.

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“There’s a big difference. We’ve pretty much eliminated any lag that was giving us issues before.” The team says aero alone wouldn’t have made that much of an impact but the new package is potent.

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“Garth is very comfortable in the car. He adjusted to the new aero quickly and is loving it. We’re running 30psi right now and can run more, we’re not all out yet. The car is about 10km/h slower down the straight than we would like but the speed through the corners makes up for it.”

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What the team loves most about this year is they’re not fixing anything. Every tweak they make it making the car faster. With a full day still to go tomorow, we could well see that record smashed all over again.
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Re: 2013 World Time Attack Challenge - October 18th & 19th

Postby Catford on Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:48 am

WTAC wrote:Day 1 Highlights: Thrills and Spills
Posted on October 19, 2013 by superlap

Day 1 of the 2013 Yokohama World Time Attack Challenge certainly didn’t disappoint with some of the Best Time Attack Racing to date. But it wasn’t all smooth sailing, Gorilla Industries Supra hit the wall at a high speed causing substantial damage.

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The RTR Evo X met with a similar fate while pushing to better their time of 1:42.5150.

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We watched in horror as the MG Metro Group B car, out for an exhibition lap was engulfed in flames.

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And Beau Yates and Anthony Cece both suffering damage during drift practice.

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And even here in the war room of WTAC we watched as our servers hit the wall from the traffic, causing website outages throughout the day. With a bit of luck it should hold together for today, but in the case of any outages we will continue updating through our facebook page.

However it wasn’t all doom and gloom. Friday also brought huge success to teams like Tilton interiors who, with a 1:24:85, took the lead and reset Nemo’s 2012 record lap time.

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With only a second seperating Nemo, MCA, Under Suzuki and Top Fuel – we should be in for some close racing on Saturday. Will Nemo be able to snatch victory back from Tilton? Who will reign supreme in the battle of the rear wheel drive cars? One thing’s for certain, Saturday is not to be missed!

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Re: 2013 World Time Attack Challenge - October 18th & 19th

Postby Catford on Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:33 am

WTAC wrote:Day 2: Official Opening
Posted on October 19, 2013 by superlap

Welcome back to the Yokohama World Time Attack Challenge. Even though you can still smell the bushfire smoke in the air it’s all clear blue skies and warm weather at the Sydney Motorsport Park today.

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The big question on everyone’s lips is can Nemo strike back and better Tilton’s record time. The word in the paddock is that they will certainly try! It’s shaping up to be an exciting day and be ready for some surprises – we’ve just heard Tarzan mention in passing that the Esprit NSX is going to be a lot faster today after some adjustments were made overnight.

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And of course there is the Turbosmart Flying 500, Motul Turbo Legends and of course the Tectaloy Intl Drift Challenge. The skid pad is also beginning to fill up as the Show’n'Shine cars are arriving in force taking advantage of the good weather.

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The cars just went out for a lap of honour followed by the media and are now back in their garages while the Clubsprint Class prepares for their first session.

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Re: 2013 World Time Attack Challenge - October 18th & 19th

Postby Catford on Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:12 am

WTAC wrote:Saturday morning standouts
Posted on October 19, 2013 by ryan lewis
V-Sport Open Class has been hugely competitive in the opening sessions with a new FWD record and a new leader for 2013.

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Perfect early track conditions have seen Rick Bates steer the V-Sport Evo X into first place of Open Class with a staggering 1:32.42 lap – almost two seconds quicker than their best from yesterday.

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The team have said this is not the fastest the Evo can go. They’re working to squeeze even more out of the car later today.

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Taking a lot of people by surprise, BYP Racing have reset the FWD record in their DC2 Integra with an amazing time of 1:33.12.

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Not only are they leading the FWD competition outright, they’re sitting in third place of Open Class. Benny Tran of BYP has done plenty of laps here over the years so who knows what else he has up his sleeve with the optimum conditions out here today! See you at the track.

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Re: 2013 World Time Attack Challenge - October 18th & 19th

Postby Catford on Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:52 am

WTAC wrote:Turbosmart Flying 500 lights up the straight
Posted on October 19, 2013 by ryan lewis
If corners aren’t your thing, Turbosmart’s Flying 500 had you covered. Straight line speed is the name of the game and we saw plenty of it today!

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Aaron’s Evo IX from Mick’s Motorsport took out the win. He executed the rolling start to perfection and hit a super smooth run to clock 252km/h at the chequered flag.

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In second was this stunning R32 GT-R from 101 Motorsports in Queensland. Varun cracked 248km/h up the straight with the RB still screaming well past the finish line.

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The now infamous NITTO R34 also came all the way from Queensland for the Flying 500. Their top speed of 246km/h took out third place.

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Willall’s R35 may look tame from the front, but a parachute on the back tells the real story. Kier’s driving looked calm and collected pulling 233km/h from the sleek machine.

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Crowds in the grandstand were on the edge of their seats as PJ crossed the finish line and had the back end swapping sides up the straight. Incredible driving saved his S13 from a nasty end. 222km/h was his top speed.

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Equalling PJ’s best was Bob in his turbocharged GT40. Arguably the best sounding car of the lot, his 222km/h was a mighty impressive effort.

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John’s stunning R32 GT-R from CV Performance managed 220km/h with tyres smoking all the way up the straight.

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Crowd favourite “Mad” Mike Whiddett piloted the PPRE 6-rotor RX-4. His drift instincts kept the rear tyres blazing. Next to no traction in any gear doesn’t make for great speed but all that rotary goodness still mustered 192km/h.

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Another car struggling with traction was Scott in TUFXR6. The huge torque of his car was shredding tyres yesterday and trying to get the power down today didn’t quite work out. He still put 190km/h up on the board and put on a good show! Let us know what you thought of the inaugural Turbosmart Flying 500 in the comments below.

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Re: 2013 World Time Attack Challenge - October 18th & 19th

Postby Catford on Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:55 am

WTAC wrote:Winners decided for 2013!
Posted on October 19, 2013 by ryan lewis
After two tumultuous days of time attack competition, racing has finished for another year. Positions were still being decided in the final sessions, and records have been broken across the weekend. Here are the top five finishers for each class.

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ROYAL PURPLE PRO CLASS

1 – Garth Walden (NSW) Tilton Evo – 1:24.8550
2 – Earl Bamber (QLD) MCA Suspension S13 – 1:27.3670
3 – Warren Luff (QLD) AugerTorque/Nemo Evo – 1:27.7080
4 – Under Suzuki (JPN) Scorch Racing S15 – 1:27.9580
5 – Nob Taniguchi (JPN) Top Fuel S2000 – 1:28.8660

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GARRETT PRO AM CLASS

1 Mick Sigsworth (QLD) Precision Maintenance EVO – 1:30.9570
2 Andrew Sutton (NSW) Sutton Bros S15 – 1:31.8320
3 Jason Wright (NSW) Autotech Engineering WRX STi – 1:32.4040
4 Andy Papageorgiou (CYP) Simply Racing Evo VI – 1:33.2980
5 Atsushi Shimaya (JPN) Endless/R Magic FD3S RX-7 – 1:33.5550

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V-SPORT OPEN CLASS

1 Dean Lillie (VIC) BC Automotive R32 GTR – 1:31.7980
2 Rick Bates (NSW) V Sport/Go-Pro Evo X – 1:32.4260
3 Benny Tran (NSW) BYP Racing Integra – 1:32.6800
4 Nik Kalis (NSW) Piazza Doro EVO – 1:33.5330
5 Simon Podlewski (SA) Move Yourself Racing 180SX – 1:34.4456

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JUST CAR CLUBSPRINT CLASS

1 Jason Wright (NSW) Process West WRX STi – 1:39.2470
2 Benny Tran (NSW) BYP Motorsport S2000 – 1:41.0360
3 Jason Naidoo (NSW) Superpro EVO 9 – 1:41.2560
4 Dan Farquar (NSW) IS Motor Racing/Royal Purple Evo – 1:41.5450
5 John Richardson (VIC) Motul/Advan R33 GTST – 1:42.0590

Our congratulations to all competitors. To see the full list of results CLICK HERE.

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Re: 2013 World Time Attack Challenge - October 18th & 19th

Postby Catford on Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:55 am

WTAC wrote:Day 2 Highlights
Posted on October 20, 2013 by worldtimeattackchallenge

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A near perfect weather welcomed the the competitors, exhibitors and spectators on Saturday, 19th October – Day 2 of the 2013 Yokohama World Time Attack Challenge.

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The day officially started with a “Lap of Honour” of Pro and Pro Am cars.

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With Tilton setting the pace early on, the Pro Class field was playing catch-up.

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Nobuteru Taniguchi was pushing the Top Fuel / Voltex S2000RR and posting some very fast times. The car went almost a second faster than last year but fuelling problems prevented the team from giving it the final big push on Saturday.

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MCA Suspensions’ S13 in the capable hands of Earl Bamber was consistently fast and beat their last year’s time of 1:27.8080 with a new PB of 1:27.3670 moving ahead of Nemo into the second overall and the fastest RWD of the event.

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After having some mechanical issues on Friday, Suzuki went out all guns blazing resetting his 2012 time and edging closer to Nemo’s time. Unfortunately it was not to be for Suzuki-san as he once again narrowly missed out on the podium finish with a time of 1:27.958. Scorch Racing was the fastest international team at this year’s WTAC, ahead of Top Fuel / Voltex, RE Amemiya and Esprit.

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Despite not being able to make the podium, RE Amemiya RX-7 was one of the most popular cars on the track, turning heads wherever it went.

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Tarzan had a love-hate relationship with the Esprit NSX. He loved it on the straights and hated it in corners. Okay, perhaps “hated” might be a too strong of a word but it was clear the car was struggling for grip in some corners. On Saturday morning Tarzan reported that the car is much faster than the lap times indicate, “we just need to get the handling under control”. Team Esprit ended the event in the 8th place with a time of 1:30.139

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A new addition to the event was the Turbosmart Flying 500. Judging by the reaction it received from the crowd, it’s a part that’s most likely to stay and even expand at future events. Crowds filled up the Grand Stand and the Pit Garage rooftop to watch some of Australia’s top tuner cars battle it out in a rolling 500m top speed shootout.

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Struggling for traction, the PPRE RX-5 only managed 192km/h top speed but with the unmistakable brap of its 6-rotor engine was without a doubt the crowd favourite!

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Don’t be fooled by its “street” appearance, Mick’s Motorsport Evo IX is an absolute weapon! This is the car that took out the Turbosmart Flying 500 win 252km/h top speed.

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The Motul Turbo Legends delighted the crowds with sights and sounds of the bygone era when turbocharged cars ruled the Australian Motorsport. It’s not hard to see why these cars were so popular on and off the track.

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Miss Turbosmart – Liz took out our Miss World Time Attack Contest and happily posed for pictures with numerous spectators.

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Precision Maintenance Evo was the pace setter in Pro Am with a time of 1:30.9570

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Sutton Brother’s S15 was spectacularly fast and only a 0.9 second slower than the class leader Precision Maintenance Evo. A well deserved runner up spot for the Sutton Brothers.

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Flying the Subaru flag, the Auto Engineering Hulk was in hot pursuit of the Sutton Brothers and completed the Pro Am podium in a third place.

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Open Class saw several leader changes during the day with BC Automotive R32 GTR taking the win in the final session.

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V-Sport’s Evo X set the best Open Class time early on Saturday but was relegated to the runner-up position by BC Automotive.

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Legions of Honda fans cheered Benny Tran who pushed his BYP Racing Integra to its limits, not only placing it on the Open Class podium but also earning the title of the Fastest FWD of the event.

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Jason Wright took out the Clubsprint win in the Prcess West WRX STi putting an end to the general assumption that you need an Evo to win at WTAC.

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The “mult-tasking” award of the event has to go to Jason Wright and Benny Tran both of whom drove two cars, in two classes and managed to put both of them on the podium!

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Jason drove the Autotech Engineering Hulk in the Pro Am and the Process West STi in Clubsprint while Benny Tran drove the BYP Racing Integra in the Open and a BYP Racing S2000 in the Clubsprint Class. Top effort guys!

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Jason Naidoo took a well-deserved third place in the Clubsprint Class in his SuperPro Evo 9.

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The Nemo Racing team were not able to overcome their overheating problems and only managed to get out for one low-boost session. The 2012 champions ended the event in an honourable 3rd place.

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And once again, the Yokohama World Time Attack Challenge is over for another year. We have a new World Champion – a team that has not only been the fastest at this event but managed to break the seemingly unassailable lap record set in 2012 by Nemo.

Hail the new World Time Attack Champion: the Tilton Interiors Evo!

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Re: 2013 World Time Attack Challenge - October 18th & 19th

Postby EVO85 on Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:31 am

Looks like the Turbosmart Flying 500 was the highlight of the event.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep2GL3k ... ata_player

Big congratulations to Aaron in the Lancer shopping trolley who made complete minced meat out of all the mega dollar 1000hp GTR's.
gotachicky wrote:... should have bought a red one they always go faster :D
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Re: 2013 World Time Attack Challenge - October 18th & 19th

Postby Catford on Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:27 pm

WTAC wrote:So, what happened to Nemo?
Posted on October 21, 2013 by worldtimeattackchallenge

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According to all reports, on the eve of the 2013 Yokohama World Time Attack Challenge the smart money was on Nemo successfully defending its title and quite possibly even improving its lap time. But as those who have attended WTAC in the past will attest to, this is racing and anything can and does happen.

The car looked fast in practice with the internet abuzz with speculations about just how much faster it’s going to be this year. But all was not good in the Nemo camp.

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“We had a issues on Thursday,” says Warren Luff, “on our first run it got really hot and we had to replace the water pump. After replacing it we went out for another run and half way through the lap it got hot again so I switched it off straight away. Upon inspection we realized it had blown a head gasket.”

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“The boys worked till late Thursday night replacing it and getting it ready for Friday.” says Mark Rayner, “Our first run on Friday we only ran low boost because we wanted to check that it was going to be okay and to get a balance on the car.”

“We only did the one timed lap,” adds Warren Luff, “which put us on the board with 1:27.7080. We had made some suspension changes for the 2nd session and decided to run medium boost. Unfortunately half way into the lap it got hot again and I had to abort the lap.”

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“The boys pulled the engine apart again on Friday afternoon to looked at the head and block and both were warped quite badly. Without having a spare engine there we knew that it would keep blowing head gaskets the moment you start to load the engine up.”

“It was a difficult decision to make. We knew that if we persisted, the issue would damage the engine beyond repair and possibly something even worse may happen.” said Mark Rayner.

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“We held a team meeting and between the mechanics, Luffy and myself we made the decision not to run in the last Pro sessions. With our low boost time on the board we still had a good chance at a podium but with the damage already done we knew we couldn’t wind the boost up to take it to the Tilton boys which is a shame as we knew the car had good speed.”

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“The boys from MR Tuning asked if Wazza could leave as he did have other commitments to attend which he put off so he could drive at the event. Since we have already decided not to run, I agreed and after attending a signing session Luffy left.”

“Warren Luff is a true professional and we are very lucky to have him on the team. He was gutted he couldn’t give it a red hot go but was happy with the potential the car showed.”

“The boys put the engine back together so Chris Eaton could at least have a steer in the Saturday afternoon session and to show the car to all the fans who have made the effort to get to the event to cheer us on.”

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“We we would like to congratulate Kosta and the boys for winning the event and we couldn’t have picked a better bunch to win the title. I have known Kosta for a while now and no one deserves it more. Like us last year, if you put your mind to it and set a goal it will happen. If anything it is going to make for a awesome 2014!”

“That’s racing.” says Warren Luff, “we weren’t the only ones having problems. You win some and you lose some and this just wasn’t our weekend unfortunately. All the team have done their best but sometimes you have to think about the bigger picture, as hard as it is when all we want to do is race. Full congrats to Garth and all the boys at Team Tilton on a great time.”

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