Monday, June 21, 2010

2010 Autobacs Super GT Rd. 4 Race Results!!

Fierce battle ends with 1-2 finish for GT-R teams!

The SUPER GT INTERNATIONAL SERIES IN MALAYSIA, Round 4 of the 2010 AUTOBACS SUPER GT in Sepang International Circuit ended with good results!
27,500 spectators cheered to the 1-2 finish of the mighty Nissan GT-Rs!!

The GT500 class winner was the pole-starting CALSONIC IMPUL GT-R driven by Tsugio Matsuda and Ronnie Quintarelli for their first victory of the season. Second place went to the MOTUL AUTECH GT-R, giving the Nissan GT-R a 1-2 finish.


Pic 1: CALSONIC IMPUL GT-R

Starting from the pole position, Matsuda in the CALSONIC IMPUL GT-R managed to stay ahead of his Honda HSV-010GT pursuers and remain in the lead until he made his pit stop at the end of lap 25.

After that, the RAYBRIG HSV-010 and MOTUL AUTECH GT-R moved ahead for a while, until the RAYBRIG and MOTUL cars collided and that accident helped the CALSONIC take the lead again with 10 laps remaining in the race. From that point on, Quintarelli managed to keep that lead to the finish and claim the team's first win since the final round of the 2008 season.


Pic 2: MOTUL AUTECH GT-R

In the GT300 class race, the M7 MUTIARA MOTORS AMEMIYA SGC7 came from 2nd position on the class starting grid to grab the win. This was the fifth win for the AMEMIYA RACING team here at Sepang in the ten GT races held here.


Pic 3: M7 MUTIARA MOTORS AMEMIYA SGC 7

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No.12 CALSONIC IMPUL GT-R [GT500]
Tsugio Matsuda:
“There were some uncertain factors in today's race, so I am really happy that we won. I am glad that I was able to do my job of getting a good start and then turning the wheel over to Ronnie (for the second half) in first position. Although, if I had been able to give him a bit more of a margin over the cars behind, it would have made his job easier…. Things had gone well most of the way, but near the end, the Honda machine with their advantage in tire wear rate began to close the gap. Still, Ronnie was able to get to the checkered in 1st place for us. So, this win belongs not just to me but to Ronnie and to Manager Hoshino and the team who gave us a chance to run winter tests despite the tight finances, and to the people at NISMO who supplied us with this new engine and the people at Bridgestone and everyone else involved."

Ronnie Quintarelli: “I thought I could get past car No. 100 but I was beginning to lose tire grip at that point and that kept me from running at the pace I wanted. But I kept pushing, knowing that this was the key point in the race. (When No. 100 collided with another machine) I thought that there was a possibility of it happening, so I had kept a space open on the inside. But I still don't know what happened to him. To tell the truth, I didn't think we were going to win, but when I started my stint I found that neither No. 100 nor No. 23 had gotten as far ahead as I thought they would, so I kept pushing to try to catch them. Then they collided with each other. The last ten laps after that were very long for me. So much happened out there that I still can't believe that we really won. Tsugio and the team all worked very hard. Nothing can beat this feeling of having won."

No.7 M7 MUTIARA MOTORS AMEMIYA SGC 7 [GT300]
Nobuteru Taniguchi: “Our team's main sponsor is a Malaysian company, so several of the country's VIPs were at the pre-race party, and we wanted to win this race, so there was a lot of pressure. That makes me all the more happy that we won this race. Or strategy had been that we wouldn't change tires if we were in the lead. The tires that the engineers chose for us were exceptionally good."

Ryo Orime: “Our Malaysian sponsor MUTIARA MOTORS came out to give us their support this weekend, so I am very happy that we were able to give them this victory in return. Taniguchi-san pushed hard and brought the car back in 1st place with a lead, so things were relatively easy for me. But trouble developed in the suspensions in the last seven laps, so I had to avoid the curbing and that slowed my pace by almost 2 seconds per lap. Actually, it was a miracle that I was able to make it to the finish."

RACE QUEENS
So where's the race queen pictures? Hmmmmm.........
I think I'll reserve that for another post entry. :)



Pic 4: ISHIMATSU Kosei RUNNUP PORSCHE


Pic 5: M7 MUTIARA MOTORS AMEMIYA SGC 7


Pic 6: COROLLA Axio apr GT


Pic 7: ZENT CERUMO SC430


Pic 8: KEIHIN HSV-010


Pic 9: CALSONIC IMPUL GT-R


Pic 10: MOTUL AUTECH GT-R


Pic 11: CALSONIC IMPUL GT-R


Pic 12: ZENT CERUMO SC430


Pic 13: M7 MUTIARA MOTORS AMEMIYA SGC 7


Pic 14: MACH GOGOGO SHAKEN408R


Pic 15: EVANGELION RT TEST TYPE-01 apr COROLLA


Pic 16: PETRONAS TOM'S SC430


Pic 17: EVANGELION RT TEST TYPE-01 apr COROLLA


Pic 18: WedsSport IS350


Pic 19: HIS ADVAN KONDO GT-R


Pic 20: CALSONIC IMPUL GT-R


Pic 21: COROLLA Axio apr GT

2 comments:

  1. nice picture, i have to cancel bcoz became "pengapit" for my jiran..

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