Accepting the challenge from Toyota President, Akio Toyoda, Nissan Motor Company Vice Chairman Toshiyuki Shiga undertook his challenge on the afternoon of August 22. Shiga then challenged Mr. Kaetsu, President of Yokohama F. Marinos football team; Mr. Miyatani, President of Nissan Motorsports International; and Mr. Hoshino, CEO of the luxury hotel group, Hoshino Resorts.
This weekend Doran Racing, Tim Bell Racing and other IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (CTSCC) teams return to VIRginia International Raceway (VIR), a 3.27-mile, 18-turn road course and resort in Alton, Virginia that Car and Driver magazine named one of the top six road courses in North America.
The Infiniti high-performance prototype super-sedan – the Q50 Eau Rouge – has finally come face to face with Eau Rouge, the signature high-speed corner of the famed Spa-Francorchamps race circuit in Belgium, from which the car takes its name.
Vettel: "The race in Spa started our series of nine victories last year, which I always like to remember. The Belgian circuit offers all possible turns and maneuvers: ultra-fast, medium-speed, heavy braking and fast straights. The height difference is so great that you always have the feeling of riding a roller coaster, especially in Eau Rouge.”
Yep, here we are, back from the summer break and raring to go. Formula One kicks off again this week, and rather than a gentle warm up to get back into the rhythm of things, we’re straight off to the Belgian Grand Prix at the fearsome Spa-Francorchamps – where anything can happen.