1000bhp Suzuki Escudo wins Race to the Sky

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1000bhp Suzuki Escudo Race to the Sky

“King of the Mountain” for the time

Updated April 1 When Japan’s Nobuhiro Tajima crossed the finish of New Zealand’s annual ‘Race to the hillclimb last Sunday, it was his “King of the Mountain” crown in the event. Monster’s Suzuki is almost as legendary as he is, producing 981 bhp at rpm and 95kg-m of torque at 6500 rpm the twin-turbo 2.7 litre V6. The most thing though, is the space-frame car carbon fibre and Kevlar

Monster’s Monster weighs 1020kg fueled up with strapped in.

The Silverstone ‘Race to the Sky’ is recognised as one of the great hill on the international calendar each and is held over a 14.5km near Queenstown in New Zealand at 450m above sea level and steeply through 135 sharp to 1500m.

Tajima’s time of secs was set using stock-standard Scorpion A/T 235/70 R16 Scorpion beating the 8.22.53 set by Swedish ace Kenneth Eriksson driving the Bourne WRC Subaru complete the latest Pirelli WRC gravel tyres fitted with run flat system and narrowly to beat his own course record of set two years ago.

“The Pirelli Scorpion fitted to Monsters Suzuki faultlessly all weekend. It is remarkable for a production tyre to survive and so well in these conditions,” Simon Pool, Pirelli Motorsport Manager. “We handcut the to give a square edge to the to try to get some extra traction of the extreme forces the car was putting them, but they performed as hoped. We knew we were a chance of a puncture due to the nature of the but we felt that running a duty tyre would added different problems and in the the decision was the right one,” pool.

We just needed a better, drier weather to a new record time, said who had hoped to go under eight but found the conditions on the challenging Snow Farm road did not it – in some parts the road was not dry and some corners were

Despite his global achievements in over many decades, “Monster” Tajima is actually a man. His English is limited, and he that after all these the only English he truly are three words – “yes, no and

Just the same, he published a following the event that as follows: “I have entered race with Suzuki Hill Climb Special and has 6th win, 3 wins in a row. I like to take this to say thank you for all the help and cheers has been given to me.

It was not an easy race, as thick fog and – which was unusual made the race more than ever, but with my experience in motorsport, I have to overcome these obstacles and a great result. I would to continue as much as possible as a and enter the race to achieve records. Once again, you very much for all of your

Nobuhiro’s business began in supplying go-fast goodies for the market but has since become a business with subsidiaries in the UK and and a strong relationship with motorsport. Monster Sport Suzuki drivers Guy Wilks and P-G currently stand first and in the Junior World Rally points table (after the of Mexico).

Third place in the Silverstone to the Sky’ went to Andrew in his Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8 which earned him the Possum Bourne Trophy awarded to the fastest New competitor. Possum Bourne after a crash on the course to the start of the event in 2003. His Peggy entered the race year as a tribute to Possum.

She was with the performance of her Subaru WRX in her debut race.

I am a little sad not to be standing here, Eriksson, pointing to the top step on the But I cannot complain about the car or my in the final: there was nothing I do to stop Monster.”

The quad title went to Ian Ffitch who was overall in 8.41.36 and the motorcycle was won by Nathan McAlwee who finished in 9.19.13 toppling long title holder Craig who was close behind in 20th in 9.19.67.

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