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WTAC 2018 gallery

By Cameron Kirby | Photos: Alastair Brook, 15 Oct 2018 Motorsport

WTAC 2018 gallery

All the best shots from this year’s World Time Attack Challenge

WORLD Time Attack Challenge was held over the weekend, with crowds flocking to Sydney Motorsport Park for the annual event.

We sent our gun photographer Alastair Brook to the event this year to capture the atmosphere, and while he may have had to stand out in the rain on Saturday, we like to think seeing the fastest tin-tops in the world made up for it.

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A host of international teams were in attendance for WTAC, including HKS, with the tuning company shipping its frankly unhinged TRB-03 time attack car to our shores.

Barton Mawer took outright victory in the Porsche RP986, while Warren Luff and the MCA Hammerhead Nissan Silvia was a close runner-up.

But it wasn’t all about Pro class, with the entry-level Clubsprint category keeping WTAC close to its grassroots history.

There was also plenty of stopwatch scorching metal in both the Open and Pro-Am categories, the latter of which saw the return of the iconic Tilton Interiors Mitsubishi Evo.

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Away from the time attack, the Flying 500 competition was won by the B2R Motorsport Nissan R32 GTR driven by Joshua Khoury, which was clocked at 271km/h.

Once the time attack cars were tucked away in their garages for the night, some of the world’s best drifters came out to play for the International Drifting Cup.

This year’s event included a unique format with World Cup-style heats where different battles earned points for their respective nations, to determine the top eight contenders

Japan’s Naoki Nakamura won the event, beating Australia’s Luke Fink in the final.