13-02-2009 12:30 am
I’ve been going through more of the photos I took on some of my earlier trips to Japan, and there’s some fairly interesting stuff in there, like this little incident that happened at the first D1GP round I ever attended, at Ebisu Circuit in 2004.
Miki Ryuji, while trying to match Hibino’s ridiculous late-corner entry speed (Youtube video) ran a bit too wide and collided with the dirt wall.
04-02-2009 11:00 am
As we saw in this post a couple of weeks ago, the first corner at Bihoku can be a bit dodgy if you mess it up.
I’d probably be hard on the brakes at this point too.
31-01-2009 12:30 am
Before you click on the “read the rest” link just below this text, take a second to think of what subject the next photos might be about.
A patch of sawdust usually means spilled oil, but have another look at where it is.
22-01-2009 2:02 am
Here’s one for all the people who make a big deal about not using bolt-in cages in drift cars.
The first corner at Bihoku Highland Circuit is bordered by a steep dirt wall with stacks of tyres in it. Usually, the tyres cop it if someone strays a bit too far off the proper line when they initiate, but someone the dirt sees a bit of action too.
13-01-2009 12:30 am
This flat-black Levin used to belong to Satoshi “Wampaku” Nakatani from Garage LFW, until the engine blew and Shino from Shino Kouba garage bought it cheap and stuck a standard 4AGE in it to have some fun with.
Unfortunately though, when you’re driving a car you don’t really care about crashing, you sometimes do.
02-01-2009 12:30 am
So here’s what happened.
A train of missile cars in an Expert Class session, led by D1 drivers Daigo Saito and Yukio Matsui, drifted into the first corner at Okegawa Circuit, a small go-kart-style track in Saitama Prefecture. The S13 driver, who was at the back of the group, came in a little bit too hot and was unable to see a stationary Mazda that had spun out just moments before. I’ll let the following pictures speak for themselves.
01-12-2008 12:30 am
A grisly photo like this, when posted on the internet, is usually followed by woeful story of corners that were too wet, speeds that were too high, and insurance that is inadequate enough to cover the resulting crumped mess of oily, dirt-encrusted metal and broken glass.
This crash however, brought nothing but the kind of insane joy and laughter you can only get from crawling out unscathed from a high-speed rollover crash.