The clock ticked past 11pm on the 18th of May. A miniscule gathering of friends gathered to embark on a 300+ KM drive up to Sepang International Circuit, to act as a support and pit crew for a friend who was participating in the Time To Attack, organized by ZerotoHundred.com.
4 hours of sleep later, at a hotel a short distance from the circuit, everyone was refueling themselves. Cigarettes and coffee were the necessary vices to see us through the event. After loading up the prerequisite cameras and equipment, we took a short drive and arrived at Sepang. Eager participants and audience had already started prepping at the circuit; setting up the pits they will be in and walking around to admire the various vehicles that were on display.
Competitors were rolling in after scrutinizing was done on each and every ride.
What a throwback! An Abflug inspired Supra!
There was a fairly large number of Renault Magane RS that came to compete in the European class.
I decided to check out the different pits and hadve a heads up of what kind of monsters that will be gracing the tarmac of one the most technical circuits.
A circuit tuned S chassis was spotted. Something I had always liked. Perchance, it might have been the influences from Japan, like Under Suzuki with his Scorch Racing S15 and Horikoshi with his Exceed Moat S14.
A S13 spotting some GP Sport bodyworks that is usually seen on D1GP.
Super cars that came out to play; from Japanese godzillas to Italian stallions.
Something from the British camp.
A large chuck of the event consisted of turbo 4WD and FWD japanese marques.
Preparations were being made through out the track to get ready for the heats that was happening soon.
Like they say, its good to start young.
Just before the 1st session, a drive pass by all the vehicles were made.
Once it was done, the cars involved in the Street/Super Street Euro got ready and starting tearing up the tracks!
One of the many Magane RS.
The Supercars and GTRs were up next.
A Wald Black Bison in its full galore.
The steeds from the Land of the rising sun were up next competing in the RWD/FWD class, consisting of Civics and S2000s with a handful of S Chassis.
Dominated by a fair share of Hondas.
Another class that saw a large number of participants was the 4WD class.
Last but not least, we have the Time Attack Machines, things that many could only dream of, having a dedicated track car for the weekends.
That’s all for my take on Round 1 of Time To Attack at Sepang. I leave you with the remaining photos of the event! Till than see you guys at Sepang soon!