The title says it all. What would a record be if it didn’t inspire and encourage others to challenge it? It’s what drives time attack aficionados the world over, from Japan all the way down to Australia where the sport has found a true home. Ever since 2008 when the first event took place, to 2010 when Speedhunters covered the World Time Attack Challenge for the first time and onwards to this year – the Aussie and international entrants have pushed the envelope of this motorsport to the very extremes of what anyone could have imagined.
To kick off this year’s WTAC event, we met up with the organizers this morning at Pier 2-3, right across from the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, where an eclectic trio of cars were selected to sum up what we can expect to see this coming weekend. First up, the Tilton Interiors Evo, a car that has snapped up three victories over the years and the vehicle that perfectly embodies how time attack has grown. On the far left is TCP Magic’s quad-rotor, twin-turbo beast which Mad Mike will drive in the night drift competition after the main event. And last but not least, probably the biggest surprise of them all, the Pagani Huayra BC. The Italian hypercar will be driven by Keiichi Tsuchiya as part of a new class that WTAC’s organizers hope will bring a whole new dimension to the event. Needless to say, we’re all looking forward to see how the weekend will unfold at Sydney Motorsport Park.
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