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WTAC 2024: 30TH - 31ST AUGUST

Fat Cat is Back! R8 1:1 Confirmed for WTAC 2024

The Yokohama World Time Attack Challenge (WTAC) 2024 roars into action this August at Sydney Motorsport Park, and fans are already abuzz with the confirmed return of a legendary competitor – Sami Sivonen's R8 1:1 team from Finland and their heavily modified Audi R8, affectionately nicknamed the "Fat Cat."

Back in 2017, the R8 1:1 team took the WTAC world by storm. Their audacious entry, a luxurious Audi R8 transformed into a time attack monster, challenged the traditional lightweight construction approach by focusing on raw power to propel the relatively heavy base in pursuit of the 1:1 power-to-weight ratio the car is named after. This maverick entry not only impressed with its performance but also captured the hearts of fans with its unconventional approach and the team's playful attitudes. If you think Valterri Bottas was the only Fin to embrace Aussie culture with both hands, wait 'til you meet these guys!

A recent video on their YouTube channel teased a significantly revamped R8, with rumors hinting at a mind-blowing 1000kW of power being generated at a mere 20psi of boost. With speculation swirling about the team's pursuit maximising their perfect 1:1 power-to-weight ratio, one thing is certain: the R8 1:1 is back with a vengeance, aiming to push the boundaries and rewrite the WTAC record books.

While the Fat Cat is undoubtedly a crowd favorite, WTAC 2024 promises to be a fierce competition. A stellar line-up of international teams will be vying for glory alongside local heroes. The Finnish team will compete in Plazmaman Pro-Am, a class that is shaping up to have some serious contenders fighting it out for the top spot, notably with last year's champion, Feras Qartoumy, also confirmed to contest the top step.

Mark your calendars, racing enthusiasts! WTAC 2024 promises an epic showdown. Get ready to witness the return of the Fat Cat and see if this audacious Finnish team can claw its way to victory. Get your tickets now and don't miss out on this year's hot action at WTAC 2024!

Pictures courtesy of Alen Haseta @hazetaa



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