NEEDS MORE PRACTICE: D1SL Divisional East at Ebisu MinamiSeptember 17, 2009 8:38 pm
Once again, my posing was better than the result…in a way!
My lack of practice on Minami really showed, but by the second practice session, I managed to link the course at least a few times, even though the car kept bogging down in the middle of the corner.
There was nothing really wrong with what I was doing, but I never really got a single good run in from beginning to end. It was always either good entry, good speed, no angle or bad entry, bad speed, awesome angle or bad entry, straighten, then too much angle etc.
I found out a while ago that the Mark II was automatic from the factory, having since been converted to manual. I have a suspicion that there is something going on with the automatic diff and the relatively spaced-out gears in the R154 which is making the car not suited to Minami. It seemed to work great on Kita though, which is what made it so annoying. I’ve heard that the JZX81 automatic crownwheel ratio is the most desirable, but I’ll have to do some more research.
I can honestly say that some of the driving seen in this event, which is the lowest level of D1 I might add, was the sort of thing you’d have seen in D1 a couple of years ago. The winner of the event was Makoto Yoshimura (who drives a gold S15 that I don’t have any pictures of) who almost exclusively practices on the Minami Circuit. It really shows.
I have a lot of work to do…
Here’s the entry postcard that they sent me. I suppose イ and ア look kind of similar when it’s handwritten and faxed. At least Naoto had my name written correctly when I went to sign up.
Remember Yuuta Onodera’s Roadster from this post? Here’s what it looks like now.Tags: Ebisu Circuit
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awww he got rid of the MK2s
haha love the wheels strapped to the roof, needs the old wheels back on it
That Mazda looks sweet!
You picked a challenging car to be competitive in. Any trouble getting the big sedan to do what you want around the track? atleast its alot more interesting than just another Silvia
better luck next time! and lol @ the roadster hauling all those tires.. that’s one way to do it =p
hey DUDE< I sent you an envelope yesterday.
Expect it soon.
lookin good Ilexi, keep the practice 😉
Bang a 4.3 in it. Aussie MA70’s had them but not sure what you can get them out of over there. Troll Y! auctions i guess. Made a huge difference in mine.
you’ll be a winner one day Alexi!
yeah the 3.7’s ( i think ) is the ratio in the diff from stock from what ive heard around here is that 4.1’s or the 4.3’s from a70 supras make the pickup in 3/4th gear alot better..
so i figure since you’re now riding wt style in your Mark II, the top Noriyaro website banner will be eventually changes from the skyline to a toyota cockpit view, huh?
massive respect from ukraine, Alexi, keep up the good work 😉
man i just found this blog from ns.com
Alexi mate, i remember u in the drift battle dvds and a few others
good to see ur in j land doin what u love
keep up the good work man
I;ll stay tuned from AUS