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September 16, 2012
 

Neal Bates competes in a Toyota 86GT at Winton Motor Raceway Sprint Series

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Neal Bates competes in a Toyota 86GT at Winton Motor Raceway Sprint Series

Australian Rally champion Neal Bates has recorded his first victory driving a GT, OzRacingWrap reported.

Neal Bates won the two-litre class at the Winton Motor Raceway Sprint Series on Sat 8th September in a road-registered 86GT.

His best flying lap for the tight 2.03km circuit was 1m 39.5s, an average speed of 73.44km/h. See statistics at this location.

“We’re using the as chief engineer Tetsuya Tada intended, as a fun-to-drive, affordable sports car,” Bates said.

“Our model is two months old and has limited modifications to the , brakes and exhaust. We’ve developed a kit and brakes for track-day use. The event is decided on a combination of your best standing-start and flying lap,” he said.

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