As I sit here back in Tokyo surfing through the far reaches of the internets and trying to overcome a major dose of jet-lag, I stumbled upon a couple of new pictures that Andy from Powervehicles took of Kumakubo's new D1-GP Laurel. After what the Team Orange guys have been through over the last two weeks, fixing the various tracks up and giving shelter to victims of the earthquake it's incredible that work on the C33 has been proceeding too! The dry-sump RB26 is now finished up and sitting in the engine bay along with the Trust T88-34D turbine and a nitrous oxide system. Needless to say once it's all over and finished I will be dedicating a full feature on it!
-Dino Dalle Carbonare