Monday, April 7, 2014

TRUST Event Coverage from D1GP Rd.1 Fuji

The start of the 2014 D1 Grand Prix series starts at Fuji Speedway. We have returned to the D1GP with the GReddy 35RX Dspec GT-R we revealed with Toyo Tires at the 2014 Tokyo Auto Salon, back in January.   The official team name is " Team TOYO TIRES DRIFT TRUST RACING "

Last year D1GP Champion, Masato Kawabata had solid runs through out practice.  In Tanso (single car) Qualifying a slight miscalculation in speed cause a slight straightening.  The result a 20th place in qualifying.

Heavy rain fell on the second day of competition for the Tsuiso (twin drift) rounds.  Kawabata in the new car, and Saito, in his IS struggled in the heavy rain with the win going to Saito in the first round, before the rest of the competition was cancelled because of the rail.

The team faced a lot of challenges and learned a lot from this first event at FUJI DRIFT.  Round 2 is Suzuka.  Thank you for your continued support!

[ March 29 ( Sat ) Weather: Fine Surface: dry ] 

    ■ 20 of the final run single Tanso
[ March 30 (Sunday) Weather: rain road surface : wet ] 
    ■ 1 round knockout defeat Tsuiso, Tsuiso qualifying canceled due to bad weather
[ 2014 ] Series # 22 ( 1.5 points)