Not sure if you fellow Speedhunters have seen this image before, but it's one of my favourites.
After many laps of trying, Andre Lotterer is about to make his move stick on rival Richard Lyons at Round 2 of last year's SUPER GT at Suzuka. In identical cars (save for team preparation), it is fascinating to see the lengths to which these pilots will go to get past. Obviously Lyons is no slouch, and was never going to make it easy for the 2006 (and current) GT500 champ. Lap after lap they circulated in perfect unison, each knowing the limits of the other's car certainly, and their identical tyres…
It took about five or six laps like this before Lotterer finally got past, and kicking up that wall of dust to announce his coming through was an added bonus. Clean, unrelenting aggressive driving – does it get any better?
- Len Clarke