This year’s World Time Attack Challenge (WTAC) was the eighth iteration of the annual gathering of kilowatt junkies.
And while the noise and fanfare of being present at WTAC is unmatchable, not everyone can be there. So we’re bringing one aspect of it to you – the spectacle.
We’ve got a full WTAC de-brief on the way in the mag, but for now enjoy these brilliant photographs, both in the gallery at the top of this page and in our highlights below.
Keiichi Tsuchiya: The Drift King
Essentially the real life Takumi Fujiwara (though, in reality the inspiration for the Initial D character), veteran racer Keiichi Tsuchiya and his own AE86 were the stars of the WTAC show.
Rather than Block-like displays of smoke and noise, Tsuchiya is known for precision and control during drifts, which is arguably less spectacular – but more impressive.
At WTAC, he was given a crack at the PlayStation simulator which was running the new Gran Turismo Sport game. He didn’t reveal his Tsukuba Circuit lap time.
The 767B followed on from the slightly more successful 787B, and shares a similar shape and a four-rotor 13J.
It revs to 9000rpm, and sounds like heaven. Or hell.
Tim Slade and the MCA Hammerhead
Supercars driver Tim Slade deserves props for his efforts from behind the wheel of the MCA ‘Hammerhead’ S13 Nissan Silvia.
Claiming the fastest lap of the weekend is a big feat, and beating his personal best from his Supercars outing is even better.
In August, he achieved a lap of 1:28.9.
At WTAC, 1:20.97. And that was on road-legal semi-slicks.
A full, in-depth feature of WTAC ’17 is coming in the December issue of MOTOR.