Time Attack is a sport where drivers take their cars, with sporting wild aero and fire breathing engines, to the track and try to beat the clock. Canadian time attack ace William Au-Yeung already holds overall records at tracks such as Road Atlanta and Buttonwillow Raceway. Last weekend he took his Honda Civic to Japan to beat the holy grail of time attack racing: Tsukuba circuit.
Will, for those who don’t know the ins and outs of Time attack, please explain this discipline?
In essence we drive a series of qualifying sessions, but there is no race afterwards. We try to beat the clock and that’s what it’s all about. Drivers challenge each other by setting faster lap times. Time attack is also a form of grassroots racing at its purest. The teams here don’t have massive budgets and are mostly building the car in their shop, instead of it being built by a team of engineers and mechanics.