Good weather, 3 drivers, 2 cars, 1 track. The economy the way it is, front bumpers were removed as a cost cutting measure. AE86 lived up to its purpose, as we tweaked and (I) learnt more about handling throughout the morning. Having a pro driver around is handy! Ultimately no matter what we did, there…… Continue reading All to ourselves (UPDATED w/Video)
Rain -> Wet -> Light Rain -> FOG -> Wet. Everything but fine weather conditions throughout the race – Take home notes at the end of post. The day was spent between the pit and the lookout over hairpin corner. UPDATE: Finally getting around to sort out video and Youtube. Video of the startup and…… Continue reading Race Day (UPDATED w/Video)
The sound of 2 strokes in the morning. Literally across the road from the hotel is this full spec racing kart course. We had a go on the rentals before our afternoon meetings. Damn professional race car driver. Just over a second off his pace. SJ: 5X.546 Me: 5X.617 Auto Paradise Gotenba http://www.apg-kart.com/
Image: Nissan Motorsports International. Although only a test race, NISMO have pulled out the big guns – Kageyama, Tanaka and Hoshino. With rainy season due to start early next week, with a bit of luck and being the only AWD in ST1 it could be a walkover. http://www.nismo.co.jp/news_list/2010/motorsports_news/10003.html Who is coming up? Let me know.
After no real dramas with the shake down of car #2 since early March, it was good to see the car out at Fuji for final data collection and competitive assessment. With lap time pretty much the same as the top ST1 qualifying time at the Fuji round in 2009, I suspect an official announcement…… Continue reading “Public” Test #3