Sumo Power GT team makes a guest appearance at Time Attack The Sumo Power GT team has today announced it will make a guest appearance at the next round of the Time Attack series at Brands Hatch on Sunday 27th June, when two of its drivers will...
Sumo Power GT team makes a guest appearance at Time Attack
The Sumo Power GT team has today announced it will make a guest appearance at the next round of the Time Attack series at Brands Hatch on Sunday 27th June, when two of its drivers will perform demonstration laps in the team's Nissan GT-Rs around the 1.198-mile 'Indy' circuit.
Currently taking part in the FIA GT1 World Championship, the Sumo Power GT team's presence at Time Attack represents a significant addition to the event agenda, this being the only occasion that its two 600 bhp Nissans have appeared publicly on a track outside of a race meeting. The visit to Brands Hatch also provides an opportunity for the team to shake-down its cars in advance of round four of the high-profile global championship at Paul Ricard in France a week later.
Time Attack was launched in the UK in 2005, with the competitive element of the event calculated from lap times. In essence, it is qualifying without the racing and therefore appeals to private owners and drivers, mainly because there is less likelihood of physical contact and crashes.
The events are aimed at the rapidly developing tuning market, which is at the heart of the Sumo Power brand. Therefore, the decision to attend a round of Time Attack was fuelled by the company's desire to bring its aspirational racing operation closer to its customers, an objective that has been part of the team's philosophy since it was formed in February this year.
Spectators will have the chance to see the two Nissans at close hand as well as in action on the track, an opportunity that was only previously possible in the UK when the FIA GT1 World Championship visited at Silverstone at the beginning of May - and where the team scored its first outright victory. However, the team's appearance on the track will be purely for demonstration purposes and it will not be taking part in the Time Attack competition.
Both drivers will be available during the course of the day to sign autographs and to meet the fans. In addition, Sumo Power, Sumo Power GT and NISMO (Nissan Motorsports International Co. Ltd.) merchandise be available for purchase and the company will be displaying a range of its high-performance fast-road and track-day cars.
James Rumsey - Team Principal
"An important role of the GT team is to promote the Sumo Power brand and therefore appearing at Time Attack provides us with a great opportunity to get the cars and drivers closer to our customers. The FIA GT1 World Championship is an extremely aspirational series and we want to ensure that our customers feel part of what we are doing."
Allen Orchard - Team Manager
"A big part of a race-team's culture is promotion and this event provides us with a great chance to showcase our cars and show what they can do. It has also fallen at a good time for a shake down in advance of the next round of the championship. So to do this in front of a home crowd and at our most local track means that this event ticks a number of boxes for us."
-source: aumo power gt