Tarzan Yamada and the Cyber Mitsubishi Lancer EVO were crowned the winner of the 2011 Superlap World Time Attack Challenge at Eastern Creek Raceway yesterday. Tarzan managed a best time of 1:28.851 in the Pro class during the two-day event, which ran from Friday until Saturday afternoon.
This is the second-year running Tarzan and the Cyber EVO have managed to win the Superlap Time Attack, but he did improve on his last year’s best time of 1:30.587 in the same car, albeit with slightly different settings.
The Cyber EVO features a Mitsubishi 4G63 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine with a 2.2-litre Tomei crankshaft, pumping out 700hp (522kW) at all four wheels. The Cyber EVO this year has also received aerodymatic revisions to further improve downforce and corner speed.
Also like last year’s 2010 Superlap Time Attack, the 2011 Superlap second fastest lap of the day went to David Empringham in the Sierra Sierra Mitsubishi Lancer EVO. He managed a best lap of 1:29.024 in the Pro class, improving on his 2010 second-place time of 1:31.884.
Empringham did hold the fastest lap for some of the early sessions yesterday, but that was before Tarzan had the chance to go out for a flat-out run. On Tarzan’s first proper attempt in attack mode, he posted what ended up being fastest overall time of the day.
The Sierra Sierra Lancer EVO features a similar 2.2-litre 4G63 engine as the Cyber EVO, using a standard five-speed gearbox fitted with Quaife internals.
Third fastest lap of 2011 Superlap was Mitsuhiro Kinoshita in the Garage Revolution Mazda RX-7, also in the Pro class, with a best time of 1:30.501. The RX-7 uses a 13B rotary engine with a single GCG TO4Z turbocharger churning out 448kW (600hp) – plenty of power for a car weighing just 1000kg.
Check below for the top 10 fastest lap times in Pro, Open, and Clubsprint classes:
POS DRIVER/TEAM CAR BEST TIME
1 Tarzan Yamada/Cyber EVO Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 1:28.8510 *
2 David Empringham/Sierra Sierra Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 1:29.0240
3 Mitsuhiro Kinoshita/Garage Revolution Mazda RX7 1:30.5010
4 Garth Walden/Tilton Interiors Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 1:30.8660
5 Anda Suzuki/Scorch Racing Nissan Silvia S15 1:31.4560
6 Warren Luff/Prep’d Motorsport Lotus Exige GT3 1:31.9160
7 Mark Berry/Advan/Hi Octane Racing Nissan R34 GTR 1:31.9340
8 Kouta Sasaki/Panspeed ( JAP ) Mazda RX7 1:32.0340
9 Steve Glenney/GT Auto Garage/HKS Aust Nissan R35 GTR 1:32.4130
10 Earl Bamber/MCA Suspension Nissan Silvia S13 1:33.0620
1 Nicholas Kalis/IS Racing/IAZZA DORO Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 1:34.826
2 Simon Podlenski/Morpowa Racing Nissan 180SX 1:36.059
3 Jason Wright/Autotech Engineering/Process Subaru Impreza WRX 1:36.486
4 George Whenn/Revozone Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 1:37.654
5 John Boston/Insight Motorsports Honda S2000 1:37.678
6 Rick Bates/V-Sport Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 1:37.692
7 Alif Mohamed Hamden/Chasers Motorworks Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 1:37.984
8 Lachlan Granger/Notaras/Pro Speed Mitsubishi Lancver EVO 1:38.452
9 Stewart Mahony/Turbosmart Mazda RX-7 1:38.572
10 Jason Hart/Ultimate Tunes Subaru Impreza WRX 1:38.836
1 Marek Tomaszewski/- Nissan R35 GT-R 1:42.491
2 Miles Tauber/Croydon Racing Developments Nissan R35 GT-R 1:42.708
3 Ovidiu Zabreca/Hi Octane Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 1:43.014
4 Jason Naidoo/IS Motor Racing Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 1:43.042
5 Jacky Yick/Pro Concept Nissan S15 Silvia 1:43.980
6 Jarred Bouffier/- Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 1:44.153
7 Neville Scott/Scorpion All Wheel Drive Subaru Impreza WRX 1:44.916
8 David Lord/- Subaru Impreza WRX 1:45.759
9 Tristan Catford/Steve Knight Racetech Mitsubishi Lancer WRX 1:45.936
10 Nich Ashwin/- Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 1:46.473
For more information on the event and more results, head over to www.worldtimeattack.com