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The Engine Finally Arrived from Germany!

  Don’t tell me we won’t have the MY14 ready by the first race…?  This is what we were all thinking, but one way or another the engine and all the other parts have arrived safely from Germany, and us mechanics are overjoyed!  Of course, we’re all ecstatic!  I wonder if it will be ready in time for the test run at Fuji International Speedway this weekend?  (Way to lay... 

Mechanic’s Report on Saturday’s Test Run!

  An official GT Test Run was held on March 15-16 at the Okayama International Circuit. Though we had to race with the 2011 and 2012 models, we cleared all of the scheduled checks and finished the test run with our engine still in one piece. In this next report from Shun, we’ll look take a look at the story behind the race. ____________________________________________________ Driver Nobuteru... 

Okayama Test Run – Day 2 Complete

  Today was the second day of official GT testing held at the Okayama International Circuit. The weather was great, and with comparatively warmer temperatures it was truly a great day at the track. Or should I say test day. Moving through the various parts of the schedule, we finished the day with the following 2 best times. Session 3: 1’28.699 Session 4: 1’30.315 Session 4 started... 

Setting Up and Day 1 Final Results

  Super GT testing is already underway.  This time around, Shun will provide us with insight into the set up as well as the happenings Day 1 of testing. But it looks like they’re having more troubles with the pollen than with with car – lol  (The dreaded “pollen season” in Japan is underway… Read more at wiki if you’re interested.) __________________________________________ Hello... 

Okayama Test Run – 1st Day Complete

  An official GT test run was held today at the Okayama International Circuit. We were concerned about the weather, but it was a bright and sunny day with low temperatures, and the car ran with virtually no troubles.  (There was a moment where we all held our breath, but…) As we were racing with the 2012 car, I wouldn’t rely too much on these numbers, but you can see our best times... 

Who’s this Up-and Coming Mechanic “Shun?”

  Good morning everyone!  The test run at Okayama is over.  But before going onto the result, wouldn’t you like to know who this Shun guy is who keeps giving us reports from a mechanic’s perspective?  Please allow me to introduce him! I think some of you are already aware of this, but he’s the son of Chief Mechanic, Mr. Kawano!  I think he’ll become F1 driver in the... 

Assembling the Z4 – Part 3

  Alright!  Looks like we have another report from Shun! But the engine and whatnot still haven’t arrived… I wonder what all the mechanics do in times like these…. ? ______________________________________ As for our progress on the Z4…  Well, uh… Since the all parts still haven’t come in we haven’t made much in the way of progress/// ((+_+)) But the... 

Assembling the Z4 – Part 2

  I’ve received another report from Shun today, so let me deliver it to you!  Here it is -  the transformation you’ve all been waiting for – that magical moment when your average BMW becomes the Miku BMW! By the way, I plan on formally introducing Shun to you all at next week’s Okayama Test Run!  So enjoy the enigmatic air surrounding this man of mystery while you still... 

Assembling the Z4 – Part 1

  What in the world is going on with the Z4!?  It doesn’t even have an engine – there’s no way that will fly! At least, that’s pretty much what was going through my mind until I got this latest update from our trusty mechanic Shun. It seems this year’s Z4 was imported into Japan in a bunch of pieces, and now the mechanics at RS Fine are putting together a 1/1 scale... 

Ukyo Sasahara Racing in this Year’s Formula Renault NEC!

  We’ve got news from the other Ukyo on the GSR team – Ukyo Sasahara.  He raced in last year’s Formula Renault Alps Series, climbing up to 6th at one point but finishing off the season on 13th. This year he’ll instead be participating in Formula Renault 2.0 NEC Series, with 7 races held in 6 different countries, again as part of the Euronova Racing team.  In case you’re... 
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