Encounter: GNR Racing EK9

This 280ps K-powered EK9 from GNR traveled a long way from home to run at the Attack event at Tsukuba this year.  The owner, Yasuko Asai, hails from the northern island of Hokkaido; needless to say he doesn’t get down to Ibaraki very often.  At his local circuit, Tokachi International Speedway, the car clocks a 1’24.666 on the Clubman course configuration.  An extremely respectable time when you consider that a Super Taikyu Porsche GT3 ran literally the same time.

TC2000 is somewhat new territory for the team, however all things considered the car performed very well.  A 59.457, sub minute mark, for how little track time Asai-san has is impressive.  I’m going to keep looking for more information on this build, but in the meantime enjoy the shots.