Since it’s Friday, I’m guessing some of you were looking forward to another Noriyaro Raw video. Unfortunately, I’ve completely run out of new footage to use! So, the question I have is, did you enjoy the videos more than the usual photos? More videos? More of everything? More of something in particular? Send me an email to the address there on the right or leave a comment if there’s something you’d like to say.
In the meantime, here’s few behind-the-scenes pics from when I was covering the campaign of international drivers at the Odaiba round of D1 Grand Prix, which you can read about here on the Yokohama Australia website.
Checking the qualifying results.
Suzuki running out to the staging grid with a bootlid that someone forgot to put back on.
Orange had the biggest pit area at Odaiba. Not only did it include their cars, but also the cars for their international drivers and the cars for the ninja drift demo show.
Going over the course briefing.
“Sleepy” Furuse explaining to “El Sceriffo” what he did wrong.
As you’d imagine, they had piles of these on hand.
Checking the tune on the Laurel.
With such a large team, there were mixed results.
Team mechanic Asanuma on the left with Namatame on the right from NTS, a race fabrication company that has made a lot of parts for the Team Orange cars.
Numa was pissed off about something or other.
Even the pit bicycles are orange.
Refilling the Laurel’s water spray was done with with some highly specialised equipment.
I don’t know what’s going on in this picture.
Again, no idea.
It was fun.Tags: Odaiba, Team Orange
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