A mammoth second and final day of the Yokohama World Time Attack Challenge 2018 presented by Track Warrior lays ahead at Sydney Motorsport Park with teams and drivers having their last chances to set that one perfect lap and be lauded as a WTAC winner.

Beautiful blue skies accompanied by cool conditions – perfect for blisteringly fast lap times – have greeted the teams and spectators this morning. As a result, the anticipation of what is to come is becoming increasingly palpable around the venue.

The best way to experience all of the action today is undoubtedly in-person – tickets are available at the gate, for full details and pricing, please click here. The Bosch Motorsport Australia Livestream will also be live across the day from 10.00am here, covering all of the on-track action.

While a busy day lays ahead, it has been a busy night for a number of the teams up and down pit lane as they have rushed to be ready for day two here at Sydney Motorsport Park.

One team in particular who was burning the midnight oil was the R Performance Switzerland outfit.

Johannes Mahler at the wheel of the #43 R Performance Switzerland Honda Integra yesterday

After heading up the opening session for the Link ECU Open Class yesterday in the R Performance Switzerland Honda Integra, team driver Johannes Mahler struck issues with the car.

This followed on from the Swiss team’s dramas with their other car, the V-Sport Clubsprint class Honda Civic, which blew its engine on Thursday.

Following Mahler’s troubles, the team made the decision midway through Friday to take the engine from the Integra and transplant it into the Civic.

The R Performance Switzerland team has transplanted the engine from its Honda Integra to its Civic overnight

“It is disappointing that we had to withdraw the Integra as it was the fastest Open car in the wet yesterday,” said Mahler.

“The car had oil surge in turn one due to not having a dry sump. Both engines are virtually the same and we are now hoping to win the Clubsprint,”  he added.

The team worked through to 4am this morning to have the car ready for the first sessions. Robert Elsasser was down as the initial driver of the Civic but has pulled out due to a back injury. Mahler will campaign the Civic in V-Sport Clubsprint in a bid to take out the class.

The #92 R Performance Switzerland Honda Civic (pictured here in action earlier this week) will now be steered by Johannes Mahler in the V-Sport Clubsprint class today

Day two of the Yokohama World Time Attack Challenge 2018 presented by Track Warrior is underway now.

Joining the final timed sessions and the Nulon Superlap Shootouts for all classes on-track today will be an extensive midday mayhem session including but not limited to a pit walk, the Prep’d Motorsport Legends, the HKS TRB-03 and the Turbosmart Flying 500; as well as the conclusion of the International Drifting Cup presented by Garrett Advancing Motion. For a full event schedule, please click here.

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