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In the Scorching Heat! The Suzuka Test Report


 

On July 30-31, a tire manufacturer test was held at the Suzuka Circuit.

This time around, only Driver Nobuteru Taniguchi was driving the Miku Z4 to perform all the necessary tests.

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Driver Tatsuya Kataoka was at the Suzuka track, but was unable to drive the Z4 due to a personal matter.

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Here it is right here – lol!

As always, there were a lot of tires to try out this test run.

And on top of that, it was extremely hot!

The temperature was 35℃, and the road was at 55℃…

It was a bright and blue sky without a cloud in sight.

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And amidst it all we completed all required tests over the 2 days without encountering any difficulties!

In 2 days we covered 150 laps!  About 870km!

Oh, and the radio!

We encountered some problems during the Sugo race, so this time we installed a whole new system.  So I think we’ve probably eliminated the issue (^^)/

So, that’s all there is to say about the test run…

Let’s take a look at what it was like through a series of pictures.

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Here are the RC-F and GT-R, undergoing testing  now for the 2015 season.

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The 500 class cars performed all sorts of tests, too.

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I pointed the camera over at Driver Yogi next door, and he made a funny face at me (lol).

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In order to keep the Miku Z4 safe and sound, we entrust her to this fellow, self-styled as “Johnny” to transport her from the shop to the track.
Here he is playing around with a water gun like the bad boy he really is – lol.
We’ll have to watch our backs at the Fuji race!

Here’s the checkered flag to tell you all that today’s post is over!

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All the tires for the Suzuka Race and everything tested out well!

But first up is the Fuji race next week…

We hoe you’ll all be cheering us on!

- Shunsuke

 

 


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