After the first day of competition at the World Time Attack Challenge in Sydney, Australia, Sierra-Sierra Enterprises’ EVO 8 takes the lead with a blisteringly fast 1:32.248 pass during the first session with David Empringham at the wheel and resident “Question It” columnist Eric Hsu tuning.
Running second at the Eastern Creek International Raceway in Sydney is Panspeed’s RX-7 with a 1:32.454, followed by the Tomei/Cusco WRX with a 1:32.494. The Cyber EVO did not run today due to mechanical reasons.
The question on everyone’s mind is whether the Sierra-Sierra EVO is capable of more. According to team manager Richard Raeder, “We tried a different engine map during the last session today, but we suffered a small misfire and couldn't beat our previous time. The good thing is, we have time to fix things before tomorrow morning. With more rubber on the track, the car should be quicker in the first session tomorrow."