Emperor of Tokyo

Discussion in 'GT3 Race Reports' started by DK, May 10, 2009.

  1. DK

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    For a challenge I entered the Tokyo R246 Akasaka enduro race, in a Pennzoil GT-R. The only modifications I made was a stage 1 turbo. It had been in the Amateur League Gran Turismo All Stars Championship and it struggled to keep its opponents behind. But the reward of a Mine's GT-R was more than worth it.

    In the race I was up against the GT-R's nemesis: the Supra. A TOM'S Supra, a SARD Supra, a Raybrig NSX, a Mugen NSX and a Calsonic GT-R separated me from victory.

    QUALIFYING:
    1: driftking18594 - Pennzoil NISMO GT-R - 1''30.237
    2: Team SARD - DENSO SARD Supra - 1''32.093
    3: Calsonic - Calsonic Skyline - 1''33.230
    4: Raybrig - Raybrig NSX - 1''33.393
    5: Mugen - Mugen NSX - 1'33.794
    6: TOM'S - TOM'S Supra - 1'34.023 (rammed it on my warm-up lap)

    The race started. The Skyline made it to 100km/h in 3.7, leaving its opponents in its wake. But the Supra made an unrelenting attempt to win. At around lap 10 I was starting to lose my lead. My lead was slashed from 25 seconds to 21. I pitted on lap 11 with the 3rd placed Calsonic Skyline, and came out 5 seconds behind the SARD Supra - and a second in front of the NSXs! The cold tires had to be nursed, but I thought ':censored: that, I'm going after that jackass Supra'. I scrambled away from the NSXs, and caught up with the Supra on lap 12. On lap 14 the Supra made its first of 7 pit stops. Nothing interesting happened until lap 45 (when I got fed up with the BGM and started listening to my MP3 player instead) when I lapped the Mugen NSX after it made its 4th stop. On lap 53 I lapped the Raybrig NSX, but relinquished that status after making a pit stop. At the time I was doing 1'39s and struggling to keep the NSX twins behind me. At lap 60 I re-lapped the twin Hondas and continued on relentless quest to win the race. I was leading by over a minute. By lap 96 I was threatening the Supra with being lapped. It was scared of me. I knew it. I was doing late 1'32s but that was because I now needed an oil change, which I needed since lap 72. I lapped the Supra when it was sitting in the pits on lap 99. I did a celebratory 360-degree spin at the end, nearly letting the Supra unlap itself.

    RESULTS:
    1. Pennzoil Godzilla - 2'47''31.430
    2. SARD Supra - +1 lap (2'47''33.064)
    3. Calsonic Skyline - +1 lap (2'48''00.983)
    4. TOM'S Supra - +1 lap (2'48''09.753 - I rammed him into the pits for a laugh :sly:)
    5. Mugen NSX - +1 lap (2'48''50.763)
    6. Raybrig NSX - +2 laps (2'49''09.715)
     
  2. Parnelli Bone

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    Close race, good job, nice writeup (not too wordy). :tup:

    But it sucks you had to ram another car in qualifying. :tdown:

    one tip: NEVER get an oil change before a long race. The extra power gained will be gone in a matter of a few laps.
     
  3. KAMKA-Z

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    Yay! Somebody posted something new and interesting in the GT3 forums. Nice job. I still have to do this race myself. 2'47"! Wow that's almost 3 hours.
     
  4. Parnelli Bone

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    According to my notes, NSX and Supra combinations of Ai make for the best results. The Skyline GTRs get killed by too many pitstop requirements.
     
  5. Rotary Junkie

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    He also ran an overkill car (bigger turbo, aka more power than the rest) and rammed that same car he did in Quali into the pits during the race.