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RX7 FD3S Track Machine #5 – GReddy 6Pot Brake-Kit

Time flied, another 9 months passed.
As per title above, this post only cover the time machine’s front brake kit. Just to inform that the machine already shipped to South of Malaysia for further modification, I cant disclose much now but definitely not going to modify the engine, I m just a noob to handle a machine more than 300hp.
I noticed most of the Japaneses time machines came with a great brake kit, from aftermarket 4 pot, 6 pot to 8 pot, and I chosen GReddy 6 pot brake kit.

RX7 Greddy 6pot #1
#1, the GReddy Brake Kit

RX7 Greddy 6pot #2
#2, the front disc brake rotor

RX7 Greddy 6pot #3
#3, Done… size just too big compare to stock.

RX7 Greddy 6pot #4
#4, Another view of the brake kit

RX7 Greddy 6pot #6
#5, MazdaSpeed 17″ offset cant fit due to the newly installed brake kit, borrowed the rim with deep offset from workshop.

RX7 Greddy 6pot #5
#6, another view.

If you plan to “fly” on the track more than 200km/h, your machine definitely need to have a capability to brake in short time, that’s what those professional drivers told me.

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RX7 FD3S Track Machine #4 – Roll Cage

Not much progress for this post, just replaced the previous 9-points roll-cage to 13 points for safety reason.

RX7-Roll-Cage-13-Points

Extra one bar beside the door. I believe I will be more confident to trash the car in the track in future.

RX7-Roll-Cage-13-Points

The rear view of the roll-cage, I feel like an animal inside the cage. 4 extra bars behind.

RX7-Koyo-Radiator

Also, previous stock radiator was replaced with Koyo radiator, always wanted to install the RE-Amemiya radiator but sold it to one of my friend. Hope the Koyo able to performs as usual in Sepang circuit especially in Malaysia hot weather.

What’s next? Pending for ECU tuning, Exterior Body-kit, Wheel etc? Hopefully the car able to roll out next year for Time Attack Event.

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Super GT 2011

Though it is now officially known as the SUPER GT, many of us, especially we Malaysians, do still call it the Japan GT.The Malaysian round, which will be held on 18- 19 June at the Sepang International Circuit (SIC) is currently the only round held outside of Japan. As such, the SUPER GT will be a great boost for Malaysian tourism, with spectators from around the region expected to attend this annual event.

The series originally kicked-off with an exhibition round of the US/Canada based International Motor Sport GT series. Although most of the grid was made up by Japanese sedans, this is where Nissan made a strong impact with its Skyline GTRs on US soil being among the two competitive cars in Group A (touring cars).

In 1994, the Group C (sports racing cars) class, in which most Japanese teams took part, dissolved leaving the option to the GTA Company Limited with the sanction of the Japanese Automobile Federation and the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) to form what is called today, the SUPER GT.

Previously, because the races were all held in Japan, the SUPER GT was formerly known as the All-Japan Grand Touring Car Championship. As Japan is the world leader in the manufacturing of automobiles, pitting mainly Japanese make cars among each other for the world to see was only natural.

At the stroke of this millennium, the GT Association (who had Shanghai and Malaysia in mind) decided to hold a round outside Japan. So, in 2000, Malaysia was chosen to hold an exhibition race. This inaugural race marked the beginning of Malaysia’s involvement in this prestigious event.

With the success of the exhibition race and a vastly growing fan base in Malaysia and South East Asia, it is only natural that GTA officially made it a part of their calendar. Two years later, it is a permanent feature and is among the A class races in Malaysia, with the likes of Formula 1 and Moto GP.

The SUPER GT series is now the fastest Super Gran Touring race in the world.

There are two categories for the participating cars: GT500 and GT300 (cars with no more than 500 and 300 horsepower). These power outputs are capped via the use of intake restrictors although some heavier cars are given allowances to run larger restrictors to maintain parity.
Regulations in GT500 are considerably looser than most GT classifications, and teams are free to change engines with other models made by the manufacturer, change the alignment of the engine, or add forced-induction systems to models which do not normally have it, however from 2010 onwards all GT500 cars run V8 engines displacing 3.4 liters.


GT500

The new regulations result in cars that are possibly the fastest GT racing cars in the world. The rationale for this was to allow manufacturers to field competitive cars without having to spend large amounts of money for homologation versions of the race car’s road car counterparts (although some companies, notably Honda and Nissan, have still developed homologation specials).

The top class in SUPER GT, GT500 is dominated by the Big 3 Japanese automakers: Honda (HSV-010 GT replacing NSX Super GT), Nissan (GT-R replacing 350Z), and Toyota/Lexus (LFA replacing SC430, which replaced the Toyota Supra) with some private teams running European cars such as Aston Martin DB9, Ferrari 550-GTS, Lamborghini Murciélago or McLaren F1 GTR.


GT300

The GT300 category tends to be much more varied in terms of types of cars entered, although GT300 cars are much more regulated than their GT500 counterparts. This is because GT300 cars closely resemble road-going versions. Thus, the GT300 series is a racing category that has one of the most makes in the same time in the world.

In order to maintain competitiveness and prevent the spiraling budgets of teams, JGTC imposed strict limits on power, and heavy weight penalties on race winners in an openly-stated objective to keep on-track action close with an emphasis on keeping the race goers happy. The two most prominent regulations are parity and the success ballast.

Parity is the regulation of a car’s air intake. At the start of a season, participating cars are fitted with an air intake restrictor. This limits the car’s power to the stated class maximums, thus restricting excessive development to make a more powerful engine. Also, pit stops and driver changes during the race are conducted within mandatory windows, to prevent dominating tactics during a race.

The Success Ballast, however, is perhaps the best-known regulation in use. It is also known as the “weight handicap” where weight penalties are assigned depending on a cars performance during the race weekend. While this system is also used in other series like the FIA GT and the BTCC, who pioneered the system, the SUPER GT’s version of the system is notable in that weight penalties are meted out more aggressively. While other series mete out penalties based on final position at the end of the race, SUPER GT also adds ballast based on qualifying position and individual lap times, and even in specific modifications.

Such regulation also keeps the race highly competitive as it makes the race more skilled based, opposed to teams with higher budgets dominating the race.

A week before the official Test Race was scheduled to take place at the Okayama Circuit, the 2011 SUPER GT Series was rocked with news of a terrible Japanese tragedy. A magnitude 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit the northeastern seaboard of Japan resulted in countless loss of lives and property.
The earthquake, the strongest earthquake to ever hit Japan, also led to the cancellation of the Okayama test and postponement of the First Round of the SUPER GT that was also scheduled to take place at Okayama on 2-3 April 2011.

However, as Japan gets back to its feet, the SUPER GT second round race is scheduled for 30 April – 1 May at Fuji Speedway, while the round one race has been postponed to 21 – 22 May at the Okayama International Circuit.

Round three will take place as scheduled on 18-19 June at the Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia.

For the past ten years, SIC has been the event organizer of this coveted series, however, for the 2011 and 2012 editions, Kuala Lumpur based JP Performance Motorsport has acquired the rights to hold the race.

This year’s SUPER GT, promises to be bigger and better than ever.

On the tracks, defending champion for the GT 500 category TEAM IMPUL will fight to retain their title with their CALSONIC IMPUL GT-R, Nissan GT-R R35/VRH 34A driven by Tsugio Matsuda and Brazilian Joao Paulo Lima de Oliveira, replacing Italian Ronnie Quintarelli. Quintarelli moved to team MOLA, the GT300 Class Champion in the 2008 season, who will be participating in GT500 class this year.

Team Weider Honda Racing will try to snatch the crown from Nissan, after coming in third last year (behind TWO Nissans). With Loic Duvall from France and Takashi Kogure behind the wheel, we foresee a tough fight for the title. Kogure is the SUPER GT record holder for the fastest lap in Sepang, clocking 1’54.306 in 2007 in a TAKATA DOME NSX.

Other than the action on track, spectators will also be treated to mini concerts and performances which celebrate the rich cultures of Japan. The Sepang International Circuit will also be transformed into a carnival city filled with stalls and booths where motor enthusiasts will be able to eat, shop and play while experiencing the heat of excitement from the race.

SUPER GT is not only about the cars. As part of their CSR Programme, there will be a blood donation drive where we welcome everyone to come and donate blood for the needy.

Other activities such as the GT Queen Pageant as well as the Kids Walkabout and Safari Bus Ride are yearly crowd pleasers. So, to sum it all up, SUPER GT is fun for the WHOLE family!

source from SuperGT.com.my

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Super GT 2010

WedsSport IS 350 taking the 3rd corner!

This is the final day of Super GT 2010 held in Sepang International Circuit.

Only a few images selected for this post. Wrong setting used especially the ISO!

As usual, click “continue reading” for more images and feel free to click the image if you wish to view bigger size [1024 pixels].

Super GT race queens are waiting for you in next post. Be right back!

PETRONAS TOM’S SC430

M7 MUTIARA MOTORS Amemiya SGC 7

WedsSportIS350

M7 MUTIARA MOTORS Amemiya SGC 7

AppleーK ONE ·Shiden

M7 MUTIARA MOTORS Amemiya SGC 7

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Super GT 2010

Health Comm NAC LMP Ferrari

In this post, I will upload some of the selected images on Super GT 2010 qualifying day.

Some visitors asked me what setting I m used in this event.

Here the setting: TV mode, 1/100- 1/200.

Please click on the Image for 1024 pixel  (might take a while to load the image).

Click link below to view more images.

Ishimatsu Kosei RUNNUP PORSCH

M7 MUTIARA MOTORS Amemiya SGC 7

JIMGAINER DIXCEL DUNLOP F430

Keihin HSV-010

ZENT Cerumo SC430

Uida HSV-010

M7 MUTIARA MOTORS Amemiya SGC 7

Keihin HSV-010

RG-3 Lamborghini Le Region

Ishimatsu Kosei RUNNUP PORSCHE

Calsonic IMPUL GT-R

ZENT Cerumo SC430

SPORT HASEMI Tomica Z

Calsonic IMPUL GT-R

EPSON HSV-010

ZENT Cerumo SC430

Keihin HSV-010

Sandaajia 365 MT900M

ZENT Cerumo SC430

SPORT HASEMI Tomica Z

ARTA Garaiya

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Super GT 2010

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.

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.

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.

The Current Ranking after 4 matches:-

GT500 Team
Pos
Team
Points
1
LEXUS TEAM LeMans ENEOS 80
2
LEXUS TEAM PETRONAS TOM’S 74
3
Weider Honda Racing 70
4
TEAM IMPUL 66
5
LEXUS TEAM KRAFT 62
GT300 Team
Pos
Team
Points
1
MOLA 80
2
M7 RE-AMEMIYA RACING 80
3
apr 72
4
AUTOBACS RACING TEAM AGURI 70
5
HASEMI MOTOR SPORT 58

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Super GT 2010

Their screws started to setup for this weekend race.

Some of the car still in the container.  I m only managed to capture  a couple of them.

More images to upload for this Saturday and Sunday.

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The Honda HSV-010 GT after the NSX was retired.

Super GT 2010

For this 19th and 20th June 2010, the Super GT Round 4 is in Sepang International Circuit!

The Current Ranking after 3 matches:-

GT500 Team
Pos
Team
Points
1
LEXUS TEAM PETRONAS TOM’S 68
2
LEXUS TEAM LeMans ENEOS 64
3
LEXUS TEAM KRAFT 54
4
LEXUS TEAM ZENT CERUMO 50
5
Weider Honda Racing 48
GT300 Team
Pos
Team
Points
1
MOLA 70
2
apr 50
3
HASEMI MOTOR SPORT 46
4
M7 RE-AMEMIYA RACING 40
5
AUTOBACS RACING TEAM AGURI 40
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