The FIA World Persistence Championship is in Japan getting willing for Spherical 2 of the 2019/20 season, the 6 Hours of Fuji. Thursday is the passe space up day forward of Free Apply, which begins at 11h00 on Friday, nonetheless there used to be unruffled loads going on in the Land of the Rising Sun. 

WEC Drivers Gain into the Rugby Spirit

With the Rugby World Cup going down all the map in which thru Japan the FIAWEC drivers enjoy been invited to take phase in a assorted kicking competition on the initiating make line at Fuji Speedway. Each and every of the drivers, more than a couple of whom enjoy been from nations who’re competing in the World Cup, took their flip to explore who may well perchance additionally kick the particular WEC rugby ball the furthest and it used to be English driver Ben Barker (no86 Gulf Racing Porsche) who did factual that.

WEC welcomes school young of us to Fuji!

The FIA WEC welcomed the subsequent technology of fans, native school young of us, to Fuji Speedway this morning allowing them to face up close and interior most to the autos, in addition as assembly assorted drivers including native huge title Kenta Yamashita.

First up on their tour used to be a day out to Scrutineering earlier than the young of us visited one of the indispensable most group garages including Toyota Gazoo Racing, Aston Martin Racing, High Class Racing and MR Racing.  The debate over with ended with the young of us taking part in Mario Kart against Kenta Yamashita on Nintendo Swap in the pitlane. 

Yamashita taking a watch forward to residence tournament

Native knowledge is continually key at any racetrack on the FIA WEC Season 8 calendar. None more so than Fuji the place apart the tricky form of two rapidly sectors and the technical final sector tests both man and machine.

For Kenta Yamashita this shall be something of a homecoming as admire his countrymen Kazuki Nakajima and Kamui Kobayashi, he shall be one among the excessive-profile crowd favourites at Fuji Speedway.

The 24-year-aged from Chiba rose thru the home ranks in his residence country between 2012 and 2016 when he used to be crowned the All-Jap System 3 Champion.

Since then, he has became heads in both Mountainous System and the Mountainous GT series all under the hover of Toyota.

“I do know Fuji well and revel in received races there earlier than,” acknowledged Yamashita forward of his gigantic slip.  “The video display is difficult and affords fine racing. With reinforce from fans this is a sizable weekend. We can push and I am hoping for a dazzling end result with High Class Racing.”

High Class Racing had a valid debut in the WEC at Silverstone final month as Yamashita and his group-mates Anders Fjordbach and Ticket Patterson claimed seventh.

Yamashita is studying English whereas racing this season and says that he’s deciding on up words on each day foundation.  “I have to spice up nonetheless I initiating to address an increasing selection of English so it’s dazzling.”

“I am fortunate to be at Fuji in the WEC – it is a gigantic slip and the racing shall be close admire continually. I am hoping we are in a position to make well nonetheless we are a young group right here,” concluded Yamashita.

Recent Liveries for Riot Racing and Gulf Racing

The Riot Racing No. 1 R13 – Gibson vehicle shall be carrying a novel livery for subsequent week’s 6 Hours of Fuji, as will the no86 Gulf Racing Porsche 911 RSR.

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