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Just Before the Suzuki Test! An Update on the Miku Z4 from RS Fine!


 

Well then, everyone – are you super interested in finding out what’s going on now with the Miku Z4?

I know, I know.  Me, too.

Just when I was really beginning to get anxious, a report on the Miku Z4 came in from Shun, one of the mechanics from RS Fine!  There will be many more reports from a mechanic’s perspective in the future, so please look forward to it!

So then, leading up to the Suzuki Test Run, just what is RS Fine up to!?  Let’s hear all about it!

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Hello, everyone.  This is Shun from RS Fine.

Today (2/25) we had some loading work to do as we’ll be participating in the 2/27-28 Maker’s Test Run in Suzuka.

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As this is only a test, we’ll have less equipment than usual, and to get us along this far took about…

30 minutes!

Usually after a race, we’re cleaning up as we dismantle, and it takes 2-3 hours…

Don’t get the wrong idea -  it’s not like we’re kicking back and taking it easy during the race or anything!

But now that the loading part is over, we’re finished!

Or that’s how it’d usually go down…

Until I came across the scene of this crime!

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Seems like mechanic Chino is picking on mechanic Oya! lol

I could talk forever about the antics of these two.

But getting back on point…

This year’s BMW Z4 GT3 MY14 from the German BMW Motorsports arrived in Japan in a bunch of parts, so it’s now it’s up to us to put it together.

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But that’s not even the half of it.

We have to open up all the boxes 1 by 1 and to inspect each and every part.

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To a mechanic, that’s even more tedious than assembling the car itself…

In case you’re wondering why, it’s because there are

over 9000 parts!

We have to confirm whether or not we’ve received each one, checklist style.

And we can’t begin assembly until the job has been finished.

On top of that, large vital parts like the engine, transmission, and windshield glass aren’t even included!

It’s like, huh?  How is this thing even going to run?

So it was one of those kind of loading days.

Well, the test run starts tomorrow, so we’ll give it all we’ve got!

- Shunsuke

 

 


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