The competition at the 2022 Yokohama World Time Attack Challenge is red hot, with two teams already posting lightning-fast times in the first practice sessions of Saturday!

Royal Purple Pro Class is already a dogfight as Barton Mawer lapped the defending champion RP968 Porsche around the Sydney Motorsport Park Gardner Grand Prix circuit in 1.20.1. However, their closest competitor, Brad Shiels and the Tilton Evo IX, wasn’t far off, knocking out a 1.20.9 to sit within striking distance.

The PR Tech team overcame having to repair the input shaft in the RP968 transmission on Friday, but the same wasn’t possible for the Hammerhead team. The former Pro class champion was dual-entered in Royal Purple Pro and Plazmaman Pro-Am classes, but lost an engine last night.

The GCG Open class is harder to pick than a broken nose as Nathan Morcom and Tim Slade are both in the 1.27 bracket. Only a tenth of a second splits Morcom’s Gas/Royal Purple/Insight Motorsport Evo VII from Slade’s Xtreme GTR R32 Skyline, and the battle is sure to get fiercer as the day rolls on. 


Jamal “Jimmy” Assaad has thrown down the gauntlet to everyone else in the Haltech Clubsprint class, knocking out a 1.33.7 in the first practice session on Saturday morning. The Evolution Racing Spares Mitsubishi Evo VI RS head Trent Grubel (1.36.7) in the DC Jap Automotive STi Impreza, and Adam Casmiri in the Lamspeed GR Yaris (1.36.8).

The action will only get spicier as we race through the day and into the night, so grab your tickets and head down to Sydney Motor Sport Park!

2022 Yokohama World Time Attack Challenge Sydney – media call at Sydney Motorsport Park. (Photo Narrative Post/Matthias Engesser)

APRIL 1 & 2, 2022 | Sydney Motorsport Park