Igor Sushko - Racing and Beyond, featuring Super GT and formula racing

Follow Igor Sushko's career as a racecar driver at the world stage. In 2006, Igor raced in the first ever Nissan Skyline GT-R to compete in a professional racing series in North America. In 2007, Igor competed in two series in Japan: Super Taikyu with Nissan Fairlady Z and Formula Challenge Japan - a high-downforce light-weight formula car. In 2008, Igor continued development in the FCJ series and managed many podiums in Super Taikyu C-3 Nissan Fairlady Z for H.I.S. Travel and Okabe Jidosha. In 2010, he was with Team Taisan in Porsche 911 GT3R in SUPER GT GT300 in Japan, securing a pole position at the Suzuka Pokka round of SUPER GT. He was the architect of the technology innovation platform with OGT! Racing #90 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup in partnership with Freescale Semiconductor in 2012. In 2013, the Freescale Racing program moved up to SUPER GT with R35 NISSAN GT-R GT3.
イゴール・スシュコのレーシング・ドライバーとしての生活についてのウェブサイトです。2006年はイゴールはアメリカ初、日産スカイライン・GT-Rを権威のあるワールド・チャレンジ・GT・シリーズで参戦しました。2007年はS耐久・C-3・ニスモNissanフェアレディZとFormula Challenge Japan(フォーミュラ・チャレンジ・ジャパン)のシリーズでレースしました。 2008年度はまたFCJでレースドライバーとしての上達をしながらスーパー耐久C-3でH.I.S.旅行と岡部自動車と共にNissan Zで多数の表彰台を掴みました。 2010年はSuper GT GT300でTeam Taisan Porsche 911 GT3Rでレースしました。 2012年はOGT! Racing #90よりポルシェ・カレラ・カップでフリースケール・セミコンダクタと共に次世代技術開発に取り組み, 2013年はSUPER GTにて日産GT-R GT3でFreescale Racingとして技術開発を続きました。 応援よろしくお願いします!

Saturday, July 07, 2007

FCJ back at Fuji Speedway for Rounds 7 and 8.

We were back to Fuji on the weekend of June 16 for the 7th and 8th rounds of Formula Challenge Japan.


The Thursday test sessions were in the rain and although the overall lap time was not near the top, there was a certain part that stunned everyone - I was the fastest person around the 100R turn. 100R is a 100 meter radius right-hander and the most difficult corner at Fuji, even at the speed of nearly 125mph, this corner lasts for around 7 seconds. It is especially difficult in the rain because the car's downforce and the tires' lower traction limits can really play tricks with you and cause severe instantaneous oversteer, which must be continually managed throughout the corner in order to be fast.

Igor Sushko - FCJ

The rest of the weekend did not go so well. I am definitely getting faster, but so is everyone else, and my relative position to the field remained near the back.

My main issue with Fuji is the back-side of the track, after the chicane. I am lacking smoothness in these mid-speed corners and am therefore losing downforce and creating understeer.

I finished both races in 23rd place out of 27.
Igor Sushko

See more photos from the FCJ Race at Fuji Speedway

1 Comments:

  • At 8:58 AM, Blogger Russell said…

    Nice to see Ukrainian colors on a race car. Great job bro, and good luck!

    --Russ

     

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