Through a drama-filled two days the Royal Purple Pro class has battled tricky track conditions, mechanical issues and the clock, and out the other side the PRTech RP968 Porsche has emerged as the 2022 Yokohama World Time Attack Champ!
The 2018 and 2019 Pro Class champions overcame a damaged input shaft in the transmission to post a 1.20.1 lap early on Saturday. They managed to then see off a stout campaign from Brad Shiels in the Tilton Evo IX, who ran a 1.20.9 to be within reach of the win.
Sitting in third was last-minute Royal Purple Pro class entrant Nathan Antunes, who ran consistent times in the turbo flat-six-cylinder GotItRex Subaru STi Type R.
Unfortunately Tilton had to park the Evo after damaging the front splitter on Saturday afternoon. They weren’t the only Royal Purple Pro class car to strike trouble, as the Hammerhead S13 went out on Friday night with engine dramas.
While the signs were promising to see RP968 run a 1.19 lap, or quicker, the team opted not to run the wild machine in the final shootout session after collecting some minor damage in the previous session.