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Pro Class: Change of the Guard


When the Tilton Evo smashed its own lap record by more than a second back in 2015 we were not the only ones thinking this will be the benchmark for Pro Class cars for years to come.


Tilton boys made it clear they wanted to retire on a high and leave a lasting legacy. And as the 2015 WTAC drew to a close it certainly looked like they’ve done just that. As we announced the dates for the 2016 event we were faced with a very real possibility that, for the first time since its inception,the WTAC lap record may remain unbroken.


As WTAC insiders correctly pointed out, there were three main players in the race for the WTAC title, Scorch Racing, MCA Suspension and RP968. All three teams quite capable of taking the Pro Class win, but in order to break Tilton’s lap record each would have to shave 2 to 3 seconds off their absolute best so far. And when you’re lapping SMSP at around 1:25, that’s a big ask.


As we tracked the progress and pre-event testing of the title contenders it quickly became obvious neither of them was going to be content with just the WTAC title. Each had Tilton’s record in their sights.

“Winning WTAC is my dream” said Under Suzuki, “but breaking Tilton’s record is just as important.”

Neither of these teams are known for making empty promises so when October 14th rolled around we all held our collective breath eager to see if the challengers can live up to their pre-event aspirations. Were we in for a surprise or two…


RP968 overcame their early setback caused by the car losing its bonnet on the main straight during practice and turned their settings to “max attack” right from the start. Team MCA were in fine form too, rumoured to have set a new PB in practice, as did Under Suzuki who finally seemed to be having a trouble-free run.


By the end of Day 1, Tilton’s record has already been broken (if only by a 0.011 of a second) by Tim Slade in MCA’s Hammerhead S13.


Not far behind with a lap time of 1:24.03 was RP968 with Barton Mawer behind the wheel and snapping at his heels was Under Suzuki with 1:24.24.


That’s three cars under 1:25 at the end of Day 1! We were in for a real nail-biter on Day 2!


Tim Slade’s cool and precise driving style seemed to really suit MCA’s S13. The team were on top of things throughout the whole event, chasing faster lap times rather than fixing problems.


Similarly Under Suzuki, usually busy fixing and adjusting things inside his engine bay was relaxed and at ease.

“I don’t know what to do” he laughed when we visited him early in the morning, “everything is working, the car’s fine. I just want to go out and attack!”


Saturday morning session proved to be amazing with Suzuki laying down an incredible 1:23.1 lap moving him into the No.1 position for the very first time.


Unfortunately Suzuki’s joy was short lived as only a minute later Tim Slade responded with what can only be described as the most incredible WTAC lap ever – 1:22.19 thus relegating Suzuki back to the 2nd spot again.


The final podium placement however, was decided during the Superlap Shootout with Barton Mawer pushing the RP968 Porsche to yet another PB of 1:23.03 and beating Under Suzuki to the 2nd spot by just 0.1 second.

“I’m very happy this year” said Under Suzuki, “The car performed well, I gave it my best out there and went faster than ever before.”


As the sun went down over the WTAC podium we had a new champion, a new lap record and a new yard stick all those who follow will be measured by. WTAC’s new guard has arrived.


2016 has been groundbreaking for many reasons. Not only did all the top three teams smash last year’s record but all three were RWDs. The intense battle for the WTAC title was fought between two Nissans and a Porsche. The reign of Mitsubishi Evo, stretching back to the very first WTAC in 2010 has well and truly ended.

This proves something we’ve suspected all along. There is no such thing as the “best chassis/engine” for time attack. It all depends on the build, the amount of thought put into the design, its execution and of course the team’s ability to bring it all together on the day.


But there’s more. Every single Pro Class team broke their own lap record at this year’s event. Every single one.


Japanese time attack ace Nobuteru Taniguchi managed to shave over two seconds off Suttons Brothers S15’s best with a new PB of 1:28.45.


The only team flying the AWD/Evo flag in Pro Class, Pulse Racing finally broke into the sub 1:30 zone with an impressive 1:29.053.


Brad Shiels improved over 6 seconds from his 2015 best, finishing the event with a new PB of 1:32.03.


We will leave you with this final thought: this year’s winning car is based on a 25 year chassis and powered by an engine that can be traced back to early 1990s. Its best time is only 2 seconds off an A1GP car driven by Nico Hulkenberg. And it’s done it on road tyres.

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Meet the “RP” in the RP-968 Porsche


Every once in a while a car comes along that is so radical in both its concept and the execution it’s difficult to predict whether it’s going to be an absolute weapon or a bitter disappointment. Such was the case with the RP968 Porsche back in 2015.

Announced just weeks before the event, the build was kept secret from everyone but a few Porsche fanatics that managed to grab a sneak peek at the vehicle in its construction phase. When we ran a feature on the still partially finished vehicle it set the internet alight splitting the time attack fans into “it’ll be crazy fast” and “it won’t even post a time” groups. At its maiden WTAC the RP968 proved the former to be true running 1:26.80 – the fifth outright fastest time at the event with absolutely zero testing time. In fact what is even more astonishing is this car has only managed three full laps in anger at WTAC and one of those recorded that time, a sure sign of much bigger things to come.


Aside from its impressive inaugural performance at WTAC 2015, very little is still known about this extraordinary car. So we sent our CEO, Ian Baker to have a coffee and a chat with the car’s owner Rod Pobestek, the “RP” in RP-968, to get the lowdown on what is possibly the most interesting and radical Porsche 968 on the planet.


Ian Baker: I guess we should start at the beginning, how did this insane build come about?

Rod Pobestek: I have always been a front-engine Porsche guy. Unlike the 911 which is an evolution over many decades these were “clean sheet cars” and they ticked so many boxes.

Firstly they have a perfect 50/50 weight distribution and the way the chassis is designed around the torque tube they really are a special thing. Yet, for some reason they’re so often overlooked. I still have my 944 Turbo road car and this was firstly planned as a fun track car. It was always destined to be a cool thing but I guess things just got right out of hand and once you commit to one area you need to make sure all the other areas are up to the same spec so things snowballed very quickly into what you see today.


IB: Do you remember at what point things started to “get out of hand”?

RP: I guess the real stupidity started with the purchase of an Albins sequential transaxle. At the time I was a little shocked that I had just purchased a gearbox for $30,000 but over coming months that would turn out to be one of the cheaper components in the vehicle. Once we cut the back off the car there was no turning back!


IB: So you didn’t set out to build the crazy full carbon fibre monster initially?

RP: Originally we planned an Open Class build using full GT3 suspension but that would have meant changing all the pickup points and it was too hard to keep this within the rules of Open Class. So then we really had no option but to build it for Pro Class.

This did concern me a little as were entering into another whole world, way beyond what we originally looking to do. I was out at WTAC 2014 and I remember walking into Under Suzuki’s pit garage and just being blown away by the tunnels on that car. I could not take my eyes off it and could not believe that you were actually allowed to build a car like that within the rules. It was a game changer for me.


IB: Was that the day you made your mind up to build a Pro Class car?

RP: As fate would have it while I was staring under Suzuki’s car a guy came over for a chat who was assisting the Sutton Brothers in the adjoining pit garage. He turned out to be a very pivotal part of the whole equation. His name was Sammy or more correctly Dr Sammy Diasinos. Sammy gave me his card and explained he was an aerodynamicist who had formerly being working in Formula One with Toyota and Caterham and had returned to Australia to start his own business and was so excited about the way time attack racing was evolving in Australia.

Within a few more meetings I was confident we had the missing link of the equation as I already had a fantastic group of engineers, fabricators and mechanics. The aero component is critical and with Sammy onboard I knew we could move forward.

IB: Did the build start immediately after that?

RP: The planning started almost immediately but the build itself started in March 2015 and we finished it the Wednesday of event week in October. So the actual build time was six months. I cannot begin to tell you what those six months were like. At times we had over 20 or more people working all over the state on various components and a full build team of fabricators mechanics and engineers at PR Technology in Brookvale headed up by Richard Den Brinker.


It was an enormous task and strain on everyone involved but I know that everyone was just as passionate about the project as myself and we all had the vision this could be something very special indeed. I am grateful for the effort put in by everyone as I could see the strain this was putting on the team. 12 hour days were turning into 16 hour days which were turning into 20 hour days. In the end Richard worked two days straight until he simply could not keep his eyes open any longer but that is what it took to get it there. We knew that if we didn’t make the event we had to wait another year!


IB: For a car of this caliber there must have been a ton of design work done prior to the build?

RP: We actually designed the whole car on the computer long before we started. The mechanical design was the work of Dijan Nikik and a few others people such as Brypar were involved.  But the big job was the body. When you are working with aero everything has to be within a millimeter or it simply will not work properly and working to such tight tolerances in a short time frame is a major undertaking.

Every inch had to be drawn and then Sammy ran over 300 assimilations on the CFD computer before we could start manufacturing.  To give you an idea of the time involved here each one of those can take up to ten hours. It is insane the amount of work that went in behind the scenes but that’s what gives me the confidence that once we’re up and running this car will be a rocket. Seriously, this aero package is REALLY special.

IB: The engine is a work of art too by the looks of it…

RP: Actually there is not a lot there that hasn’t been done before. We were aware of the limitation of the block being around the 850hp mark so we aimed to keep it in the low 800hp region. It has all the usual forged internals and the cylinder head is “flipped” 180 degrees to put the hot side upward where we could produce proper manifolding and control the heat.

The inlet is a billet item by Ariel of Custom Plenum Creations. It has a big Borg Warner turbo and we have now switched to a pair of Turbosmart gates. Any of these aero cars will have problems with melting wastgates as the engine bay is sealed and that is something we have been working with Turbosmart on in recent times.


IB: The carbon fibre body looks pretty special. Was that done locally or did you have to source it from interstate?

RP: It was built on the South coast of NSW in Nowra by a company called Innovation Composites. When I went searching for a composite company most of the leads I had were companies interstate and I really wanted to be able to drive somewhere and keep track of the progress as we were on such a tight timeline and I could not afford any delays. These guys build super maxi yachts and are exceptional craftsmen. I probably drove them crazy but they got it done and on time.


IB: So what has happened to the car since 2015?

RP: To be honest we parked it for a few months. It was such a strain in every regard, financially, physically and emotionally. I am pretty sure most of the team would have slept for a week after that and then tried to patch their family relationships back together.

Our goal is the same as every other top tier team competing:

to be faster than everyone else!

So we did nothing until about March then pulled the covers back off. We have done some testing, a bit more work and updates and we have more test days scheduled. This year will be a whole lot different game. The car is built we just need to dial it in and we will be good to go!


IB: What are your goals for WTAC 2016?

RP: We will have a new driver on board as we welcome Barton Mawer to the team. Barton has a wealth of experience driving aero cars in the open wheeler division and more recently Australian GT. Aside from that our goal is probably pretty much the same as every other top tier team competing: to be faster than everyone else.


Moving forward we do have one very clear goal and that is the outright lap record held by Nico Hulkenberg in an A1GP car a time of 1.19.1. Yes we know the Red Bull F1 car did 1.11 but that is another world entirely and it is not listed on the records list anyway. It may sound a bit pie on the sky but we have done a lot of homework and it is not an impossibility. Certainly not this year but it  could be achieved one day so that is our target time for sure!

IB: Thanks for taking the time to talk with us and best of luck for WTAC 2016. We can’t wait to see you at the track in October.


 Follow Rod and the RP-968 team on Twitter @RP_968

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Hammer Time: Tim Slade to pilot MCA S13 Silvia


Completed just days before WTAC 2015, MCA’s Hammerhead version 2.0 finished in second place with Shane Van Gisbergen behind the wheel. If the rumours flying around pitlane at the end of the event are anything to go by, its best time of 1:25.37 was a long way from the car’s true potential. With another year of testing and development under its belt this car will certainly start as one of the red hot favourites in 2016.

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With SVG heavily committed this year to both Triple Eight and McLaren the team has opted for a new driver in the form of another V8 Supercars hotshot Tim Slade.

“Tim is a fantastic young driver” said team principle Murray Coote. “We already have had him at one test day and plan on getting him a fair bit more seat time before October.”


“Tim lives locally which plays into our hands. With more test days Tim can really push the limits of the car well in advance and we can get it dialled in to his driving style.”


“Murray has a knack for finding just the right driver” said Superlap CEO Ian Baker. “You only have to look at the history here. First he brought along a young guy named Earl Bamber who a couple of years later went on to win Le Mans outright with Porsche. Then he employed the talents of Shane Van Gisbergen who has already made a mark on the world stage.”

“You can see a pattern forming here. Slade had his first V8 round win earlier this year and is a young guy on the way up. Murray will be able to see that and put it to the team’s advantage. I have known Tim Slade’s father Gill personally for 20 odd years so it is great to see his son grab a drive in what is potentially an event winner.”


Lighter, more powerful and with an improved aero package designed by ex McLaren engineer, Barry Lock, Hammerhead v2.0 is a more manageable and better handling vehicle than its predecessor.


“The old car was way too heavy and this was something we had been aware of for quite some time.” said Murray Coote “As we sat down and did the sums we also realized that the aero could also be improved greatly. So whilst it was not a cheap exercise it really was the only way for us to move forward and be where we want to be.”


“We didn’t really have time to properly test it before the event.” recalls Murray. “We were still making changes on Saturday. The car definitely can go much faster than it did in 2015. It was literally off the trailer last year and straight into competition with zero test time. To be honest it was surprising it went as well as it did but let’s just say that was also a long way from where it should have been.”


This is probably the most advanced S13 Silvia ever built.

Despite the limited pre-event testing, the new car still managed to improve on its previous year’s best, finishing WTAC 2015 with the 2nd fastest outright lap time of 1:25.37.


“The Pro cars of today are a long way from where they were 5 years ago and we are well aware of that” said Murray. “We have to be competitive or we wouldn’t even bother. We are not here to make up the numbers, nor are we satisfied with being runners-up I can assure you of that.”

“We’re certainly aiming for the top spot. This year will be interesting as there are quite a few teams who will be in the ball park, including our arch-rival, Under Suzuki. We will be a lot better prepared this year that is for sure. Our goal is to reset the record and take the outright victory and that is the mindset we are going in with.”


With the billet SR20 now making close to 1000hp in full attack mode and a new driver in the form of the highly skilled Tim Slade, 2016 could be the year MCA finally moves to the front of the pack. We’ll all have to wait till October to find out, but with MCA’s runs on the board and the car’s tried and proven performance the team will definitely be going in as one of the red hot favourites!


MCA’s WTAC results to date:
2011: 10th place 1:33.06
2012: 3rd place 1.27.80
2013: 2nd place 1.27.36
2014: 3rd place 1:25.70
2015: 2nd place 1.25.37

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Nob Taniguchi to drive Sutton Bros S15 in Pro Class!


There is no question the Sutton Brothers S15 Silvia is an absolute head turner and stops people in their tracks every time it makes an appearance.


After sitting WTAC 2015 out to focus on personal matters the team have announced they will be back in 2016 and they have a very big trick up their sleeves. The guys are stepping up to Pro Class with Japanese legend Nobuteru Taniguchi behind the wheel!


This will be a game changer for us. We are sure Taniguchi-san

will without a doubt bring out the car’s true capability!


The detail on this car is nothing short of amazing and the build quality is what you would expect from the highest level professional race team.

The most amazing thing is that this car has been a true labor of love for the Sutton family. The two brothers Wayne and Andrew and their father designed, built and developed the whole project in-house. The last time car ran was in 2014 where it stopped the clocks at 1.30.47 fast enough to score second place in the Pro Am class for that year


“For us this will be a game changer” said Wayne Sutton “Looking through the data already we now how much more is there, and to be able to put someone of Taniguchi-sans caliber behind the wheel is sure to bring out the car’s true capability.”


“I do my best and have a good handle on it but there are many seconds to be had in a professional driver. After all, that is what they do for a living and there is no question Nob is at the very top of his game”.


“We still have a lot of work to do. I know we can improve on the lap time just by reading the data from 2014 and making the appropriate changes” added Andrew Sutton “We plan on hitting the ground running this year.”


“While the car may appear very similar there will be quite a few updates that we feel will be to our advantage. It is not everyday you get the opportunity to get someone like Taniguchi-san testing your handiwork in front of a world-wide audience.”

The fact that Andrew Sutton is quite proficient in Japanese will no doubt help in communicating with the team driver during the event.


The level of craftsmanship in this car really needs to be seen in the flesh to be appreciated with only the best components used throughout the build and looking striking in the white livery devoid of any large graphics.


Hypertune has played a big part in the fabrication side of things and as with everything these guys do the whole lot is world class. The engine is a well-sorted, 650hp SR20 and the team have shared a lot of data with Under Suzuki over the years.


Behind the engine is a Holinger sequential 6-speed transmission and a Japanese LSD. The car is really the pinnacle of Japanese tuner-style builds with a lot of high level Japanese produce finding it way into the build including Endless billet brakes and Zeal fully adjustable suspension.


“This is really cool news” said Superlap CEO Ian Baker “I know how much effort these guys have put into this car and the fact that Taniguchi-san has agreed to drive it at WTAC really is a credit to them.”


“I know Nob really has a penchant for the S15 chassis as has a road car that looks not dissimilar to the Suttons’ car albeit with a little less aero. When he was out here last time he was often spotted in the Suttons’ garage and even made mention he would love to own it. So to have him actually drive it in competition will be quite a special moment.”

With Under Suzuki and Nob Taniguchi both driving S15s in the Royal Purple Pro Class the legions of Nissan fans around the world will have plenty to cheer for this year.

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Under Suzuki to chase WTAC win in 2016


Japanese time attack superstar Tomohiko “Under” Suzuki has confirmed entry into the 2016 Yokohama World Time Attack Challenge and has promised to bring his “A Game” this time around.

Unfortunately We made too many changes at once

before last year’s event and it cost us dearly…

Last year the car was plagued with engine issues that saw the small team working around the clock only to be sidelined when they simply ran out of time and spare engines. The 1.25.8 laid down early on Friday was still good enough to secure third place but was a long way from where Suzuki had planned to be come Saturday afternoon and is not something he ever wants to experience again.


“Unfortunately we made too many changes at once last year prior to leaving for Australia and it cost us dearly” said Under Suzuki. “We were chasing problems from the moment we arrived and we never got a proper go at all. Competing at this level is hard for a privateer like myself. I can only work on the car after I finish my full time job and I cannot take time off work because I need to pay for all the parts it takes to be competitive.”


Earlier this year Suzuki has taken delivery of two Australian made billet SR20 blocks that should help maintain a level of reliability as the power levels continue to climb. These blocks have a far greater structural integrity than the factory cast aluminum blocks. The same block is used successfully in Suzuki’s arch rival – MCA Suspension Silvia.


“The new billet engine will be much more reliable” said Suzuki “we are already testing regularly and the car is now faster than ever before. It is my dream to win WTAC and be the fastest in the world and I am trying my absolute best to make that happen this year.”


“We know we had a package capable of winning last year but sadly we hardly got to fire a shot” said aero engineer Andrew Brilliant “I simulate every iteration of the aerodynamic development and this current setup really is up there on a world scale.”

“Whilst I can’t discuss figures, my aim is to try to stay approximately 25% ahead of the rest of the field in down force. That way even if he lacks in some other areas compared to other teams he will still have a car capable of winning. But as they say in motorsport; to finish first, first you have to finish!”


We know we had a package capable of winning last year but sadly we hardly got to fire a shot.

“This guy really is the heart and soul of this sport” said Superlap CEO Ian Baker. “He is taking on the fastest in the world in a car he built himself in the corner of his mate’s workshop and this surely must be a huge inspiration for car enthusiasts worldwide.”

“He is hands-on in every facet from engine building to composite manufacture to fabrication. On top of that he is self taught with no formal engineering qualifications. It really is amazing stuff.”


Under Suzuki and his small Scorch Racing team are in fact the only international car and team that has competed at every event since 2011. The car has been in a constant state of refinement since then with Andrew Brilliant penning and testing the designs through CFD and Under Suzuki personally manufacturing all of the lightweight and intricate aero components.


This car is now unquestionably the fastest time attack car in Japan and by a fair margin. Only one other team have gotten anywhere near its 51.1 second time at Tsukuba (which incidentally was set a couple of years back in an older guise) and they are still a full half second behind. We suspect if Suzuki was to run the car on full power in its current format that time would more than likely be obliterated.


This car is now unquestionably the fastest time attack car

in Japan and by a fair margin.

Year upon year Suzuki’s lap times have tumbled culminating at WTAC 2014 in an epic battle with the Tilton Evo that saw him just pipped at the post by 4 thousands of a second. In 2015 the stage was set for a re-run but sadly it never eventuated with Tilton smashing it out of the ballpark to get a well deserved three peat.


With Titlon’s retirement, Suzuki-san has not only his eyes on the outright win but we suspect he will also will be looking at Tilton’s record time of 1.23.77. After all this is World Time Attack Challenge, the event where lap records get broken ever year!


Can he do it? We will all find out October 14th and 15th. Make sure you’re there to witness it!

Under Suzuki’s WTAC results to date:
2011: 5th place 1.31.45
2012: 4th place 1.28.32
2013: 4th place 1.27.95
2014: 2nd place 1.24.88
2015: 3rd place 1.25.84

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Competitor Entries Open April 1st


Competitor Entries for the 2016 Yokohama World Time Attack Challenge open on the 1st of April and close on the 30th April 2016.

What’s New in 2016

More Trophies
In addition to the top three placements in each class we are bringing back the following class trophies:
• Fastest AWD (Pro, Pro Am, Open, Clubsprint)
• Fastest FWD (Pro, Pro Am, Open, Clubsprint)
• Fastest RWD (Pro, Pro Am, Open, Clubsprint)
• Fastest Naturally Aspirated (Pro, Pro Am, Open, Clubsprint)

2. No increase in Entry Fees
Despite the increasing running costs of the event, we have not increased our Entry Fees. In fact, our entry fees have been on hold since 2012 showing our commitment to providing time attack competitors with a great value for money.

2016 WTAC Competitor Entry Fees

Class Carport Garage
Clubsprint $899* $999*
Open $1199
Pro Am $1299
Pro $1299

*Subject to availability.

Before you enter your car

1. Read the latest version of the WTAC Rules.

2. Ensure your car complies or will comply with all the rules relevant to your class.

3. The Expressions of Interest Form requires some specific information like your best lap time so far, make sure you have that information readily available.

4. Take some pictures of your car. Typically we require a side-on shot, front 3/4 shot and an engine bay shot. If you have more photographs of your car attach them with your EOI Form. If possible include a picture of the driver too. Remember the better the pictures the better your profile will look and the happier your sponsors/fans will be.

How to enter your car

1. Complete and submit the 2016 WTAC Expressions of Interest form. Make sure you nominate your tyre quantity, size and compound in your EOI form. This will ensure Yokohama Australia has adequate supply of tyres at the event.

2. Once your EOI has been processed and approved you will be contacted by WTAC staff and sent an invoice for your entry fee.

3. Your place will be confirmed once the entry fee has been paid.

4. Your tyre order will be confirmed once your payment for the tyres has been received.

Competitor Portal

All the competitors now have a dedicated area on the WTAC website. To access the Competitor Portal click on the “Competitor” menu located in the top right corner of the home page.

Garage allocations

Garages will be allocated once a full field is confirmed and paid for. You will be notified of your garage allocation via email and the Competitor Bulletin.

Competitor Bulletin

Once your Entry Form has been accepted we will add your email address to our Competitor Bulletin database. You will be notified of all important changes and updates via that Bulletin to make sure the email you include in your Entry Form is one that you check on regular basis.

Team and Race Car Appearance

Yokohama World Time Attack Challenge is an international event with over 100 media covering it for numerous publications from all around the globe. Ensure that both your car and your team look the part. Remember you’re not just representing your workshop and your sponsors, you’re also representing your country.

2016 WTAC Circuit Layout

The 2014 Yokohama World Time Attack Challenge will run on the “GP Circuit”. The layout of this circuit remains unchanged from last year and should provide comparable lap times.