World Time Attack Challenge 2011: Final Report
by Martin Gonzales
Good day mates! We're back with one last World Time Attack Challenge report. I'm sure by now everyone is well aware of the excitement and drama that went down on the final day of competition as the rivalry between Sierra Sierra and Cyber Evo heated up. The now infamous Cyber Evo protest happened right after SSE's Saturday morning run of 1:29.0240 and from that moment everyone's attention at Eastern Creek Raceway was focused on these two power houses. There is a lot of speculation regarding EXACTLY what happened, what was said, what tires were used, yada yada, but only one thing matters – the official lap times. Regardless of which side of the gossip circle you're on, both teams deserve our gratitude for continuing to push the limits of their cars and bettering the sport. They completely annihilated last year's times and both Tarzan and Emp drove the shit out of those cars.
And let us not forget the other 100+ cars who contributed to making this year's World Time Attack Challenge a complete success. As if the sheer number of fans at Eastern Creek Raceway wasn't enough to solidify this event's place in your “must attend” list, both the Open and Clubsprint classes were completely sold-out!
Sit back and enjoy yourself as we take you on one last visual walk through of the World Time Attack Challenge.
|The grand stand overlooking the front straight – these seats were filled on Saturday as everyone anxiously awaited to see if Sierra Sierra would be able to top Cyber Evo's 1:28.8510 in its last session of the day.|
The 1:34.8260 Nicholas Kalis put down early in the competion was good enough for 1st place in the Open Class. His fast lap was over a full second faster than anyone else and it allowed him and the team to put it in cruise control for the majority of the weekend. The car was out there so little time, that we didn't even get a chance to get a good shot of the car! Thank you to www.the-lowdown.com for the great snap!