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！
The 2012 OGT! Racing program in the Porsche Carrera Cup Japan series brings together Freescale innovation with the R&D and marketing platforms offered by professional motorsport. We are working with various technology partners. Tokyo University is looking to improve medical research with Freescale’s biometric technology. On the marketing side we have already succeeded in picking up positive media exposure following our win in the opening race of the season. The program is still in its infancy and we’d appreciate your feedback, ideas, and leads.
The World of Motorsport – Striving for Maximum Efficiency Racing has always been at the forefront of intense competition and technology innovation. The most efficient overall program that takes full advantage of the rules, wins.
Motorsport serves as a technology development platform for the core aspects of consumer vehicles. The first electronic active suspension systems were developed in motorsport. Porsche is one of the first to transition this technology to production sports cars with the current iteration of the 991-generation Porsche 911. The system is called Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC). On the green technology side, 24-hour endurance races require maximum fuel efficiency balanced with power-output. Therefore, manufacturers around the world develop new fuel efficient engine technologies for motorsport to empower production cars afterward. Formula One is constantly on the cutting edge of new technology and the current Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) is by far the most efficient hybrid technology in the world. The McLaren team has built their KERS system on Freescale silicon. Race cars must also be built to be as durable and light as possible, which is why the motorsport industry was the first to adopt carbon-fiber materials in the 80’s. The aerospace industry is now the largest buyer of carbon fiber because the material proved its effectiveness in motorsports.
There are so many aspects of this OGT! Racing program that get us excited, and we would like to share each one with you.
As this is a new technology R&D project, we must keep the details confidential for the time-being, but here is the basic outline of what we plan to introduce.
There are four main components in this project that span all
four of the Freescale business segments.
biometrics: we will be placing an array of Freescale sensors on the
telemetry: including steering angle, brake pressure, lateral and
longitudinal G-forces, speed, RPM, throttle application, and all of the
engine’s vitals. The data-logging unit is powered by Freescale chip.
Onboard video and other video technologies.
All of the above
data will then be live-streamed to a world-wide consumer audience using
3G/LTE technology with an intuitive user interface.
What is absolutely fantastic is that every piece is powered
by Freescale – biometric sensors (industrial segment), vehicle telemetry data aggregation and video (automotive segment), streaming of all of the data via
Freescale-powered LTE basestations (networking segment), plus we hope to make
an even more advanced GUI accessible via Freescale-powered smart connected
devices (consumer segment). The convergence of all of the segments within one
project is revolutionary and demonstrates the unrivaled scope of Freescale
Race 1 at Okayama International Circuit – March 31st
Our race team of mechanics and engineers is KTR – located
next to Fuji Speedway. KTR is by far the most advanced and experienced Porsche
race team in Japan, and we have a sister team operated by the same group of
people in the SUPER GT series – the factory Hankook tire team, #33 Porsche 911.
We were paired with KTR as a result of Porsche Japan’s direct instructions to
ensure maximum opportunity for success on the track.
The competition vying for series championship is intense,
especially with a winning former SUPER GT GT500 Toyota factory driver and
well-known Porsche racing ‘expert,’ and a young driver that has come up through
the same open-wheel driver development program as myself , funded by Honda,
Nissan, and Toyota (Formula Challenge Japan).
We had a two-day test at Fuji Speedway mid-March. Despite
having been out of the racecar car for over 18 months, thanks to great teamwork
we topped the charts as the fastest car.
The race weekend began with challenging weather as rain
poured for Saturday morning qualifying. We were able to qualify in 2nd
place for the afternoon race. The unpredictable weather continued and it even hailed
at one point! As all the cars moved to
the grid, with heavy clouds hanging over us but strong winds drying the track
rapidly, our team was the first to make a decision to start the race on dry
tires. This was a severely risky maneuver as the race is only 15 laps (~25
We were essentially doomed had rain resumed because slick tires have
zero ability to disperse water and must reach very high temperature to generate
any kind of grip. Driving on dry tires on a wet track is like walking on ice in
leather-soled shoes, at 160mph. Several other teams followed our lead, and the
race got under way. Luck was on our side as strong winds continued to rapidly
dry the track, and as the race played out, it was clear that anyone not on dry
tires was out of competition for the win, so long as rain did not come back.
Tire management is a critical component in racing, as tire
temperatures and tire pressures can easily rise beyond optimum operation,
resulting in a severe decrease in grip. Cars on wet tires had the upper hand at
the start of the race, but that situation quickly reversed, as I passed two
cars in front, with only the GT500 veteran left to pass, also on dry tires, for
the win. Once the Michelin tires were ‘on,’ we quickly closed the gap and
patiently waited for an opportunity. It came a few laps later when we were
lapping traffic that had stayed with wet tires, resulting in an easy and safe
pass. After that, we continued to expand our lead, and our first goal of
securing a win for this racing program in its debut race became a reality.
This program is the perfect storm – an exciting technology
innovation platform that will be experienced by thousands via our live-streaming
technology. OGT! Racing’s message will reach far beyond just the
interviews and articles in the media. Pair this with a winning program and our
momentum is compelling. The opportunity to co-brand with global leaders
and Freescale partners, like Porsche and Michelin helps us differentiate Freescale
from the competition in a meaningful way – this is a branding exercise
supported by our solid backbone of new technology activation that can benefit