59.051 seconds is what it took Iida-san to pilot his Elite Racing Company built FD around the 14 turns of Tsukuba’s TC2000. It’s no surprise though, knowing ERC’s knowledge of rotary tuning, that Iida had the capability of achieving such a time. The Saitama based shop, run by Ohya Masaatsu is not only one of the leading shops in rotary tuning, but they can also boast for having literally the most amount of random links on their website that I have ever seen. Click past the break for more shots.
Iida-san trailed but the Unlimited Works EVO 5/6 heading out of the S.
Preparing the car in the chilly morning. The atmosphere before events in the Tsukuba paddock is one of my favorite environments to be in; everyone’s in high spirits and there is an air of contentment that surrounds all the people.
Staged in pit lane, ready to head out for the first set of laps.
Rounding turn one in the bright morning sun.