They say nothing shows your true character like your actions when faced with adversity. Last night we saw the true character of Scorch Racing and LYFE Motorsport teams and it was truly inspirational.
Much to everyone’s horror, Suzuki-san didn’t complete his last session on Friday and had to be towed back to his garage. The diagnosis did not come till a couple of hours later – bent valves amongst a few other things.
Without the slightest sign of hesitation the team immediately got to work replacing the engine with their back-up unit. When we dropped by the Scorch garage, around 1am this morning, Suzuki-san just gave us a quick nod and said: “We’ll be ready!”
True to his word, at 4:30am the car fired up with its new engine in place.
Scorch Racing S15 Silvia will indeed be ready for the first morning session on Saturday!
Another team burning the midnight oil were LYFE Motorsport. “We were gutted when we lost our engine” said Cole Powelson, “but there’s no way we were going to let our fans, our sponsors and all the spectators down.”
The team managed to secure a replacement engine and were hard at work throughout the night replacing its fatally wounded motor with a new one. “We knew knew it was going to be an all-nighter, but at the same time we knew that it had to be done.”
At 5:50am on Saturday morning LYFE Motorsport R35 GTR started and drove up and down the pit lane.
Scorch Racing and LYFE Motorsport – we take our hats off to you. This is what this event is all about. This is the true spirit of motorsport. This is World Time Attack Challenge.
Support these guys by cheering them on today and send your messages of support to the official WTAC Facebook Page. Now let’s get today’s proceedings under way!