1998 JTCC SYMS GF8 Subaru Impreza Wagon : 7Tune.com

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1998 JTCC SYMS GF8 Impreza Wagon

In the final of the JTCC a new contender from challenged the much more Toyota Chaser and Corona factory teams and in so laid the foundation for future Impreza competition in the JGTC.

SYMS Yajima Motor Sports) is a Subaru tuning and parts started by Hiroshi Yokoyama in and is the motorsports offshoot of Yajima Co. Ltd. The company#8217;s aim is to be consistently in motorsports and to bring the knowledge racing provides to the consumer a wide range of products for models from the Legacy down to the diminutive R1 and R2.

This dedication to motorsport SYMS to take part in the old Championship Series which at the was … a slow … the Supertouring formula.

The 1998 season was regarded as a #8216;one series#8217; by the final round at Speedway, due in part to the excessive to field a proper two car team withdrawal of Nissan (for financial and Honda (to concentrate on it#8217;s 1 program). This, and strong competition the JGTC series contributed to low crowd attendances, leaving Toyota with factory and teams taking part their JZX100 Chaser and Corona Exiv#8230; with one pair of GF8 Impreza fielded by SYMS.

By this stage the JTCC had its rules to allow rear drive, larger rear and increased width all in an effort to more people to watch the It turned out to be too little too late, as by stage the #8216;one make mantra being perpetuated by the had done the damage, at the same giving the JGTC with its manufacturer support a boost in

SYMS saw this as an opportunity to the JTCC with the highly GC8 Impreza wagon.

With its apparently superior low of gravity attributed to the flat EJ20 engine, the GF8 was seen as a rival to the very successful Corona Exiv. The 2.0L 16 valve EJ20 produced and 32.0kg/m which was instantly recognizable its truly massive carbon airbox drawing air through the GC8 signature bonnet scoop.

stipulated that only aspirated 2.0L engines be used, thus limiting power to around the 300ps If anything, the wagon was chosen for its visibility rather than any aerodynamic in much the same way as the Volvo 850 was fielded in the British Touring Car in 1994, although the GF8 Impreza design allowed for a proper wing to be used, hence it competitive#8230; or so it seemed.

The SYMS Impreza contested the first 3 races (consisting of 2 each) of the 1998 JTCC finishing last in the two races and not even managing to at the 5th round at Sugo. ace driver Hideshi Matsuda and mate Sebastian Martino had a time keeping up with the more experienced Toyota teams, and as a result SYMS the plug on their JTCC after the second round of race at Sportsland Sugo. much knowledge was gained their JTCC racing which eventually filtered down SYMS Racing Team made available to consumers, as they intended.

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