The first round of the Time attack championship took place at Achna Speedway this weekend and we were there to capture the action.
We are officially in the fourth month of 2022, the weather is getting warmer, the days are becoming larger and more people are showing up to burn dinosaur juice to drive around in circles. Brilliant!
Due to an early F1 race (from the land down under). I was a bit late to the party, but right on time to see the prep rush before the race.
Drop the hammer
After meeting and greeting all the familiar faces in the paddock, I took place trackside. Soon enough, the first categories started their attack.
Lots of streetcars made an appearance which I love seeing.
Turn it up a notch
If you are not familiar, the categories range from streetcars (s3,s4) as seen in the previous section.
to more track-focused builds (M1, M2).
Add some spice
Despite being the only vehicle in its category the Talox managed a 1:04:278 that was enough for second place overall.
Rounding things up is the open category, in which the big boys take part or the fastest cars of the day. Such as this evo ix wich nailed a 1:03:843.
Followed closely by this mental straight out of pikes peak looking evo 3 that did a 1:04:378.
Rounding up the RC OPEN was Renos Pericleous with a honda civic (1:05:277) that is a veteran on this circuit.
The evolvement of Time attack in Cyprus
Time attack started out as something with a really small community but over the years it evolved to something a lot bigger and managed to attract new comers as well.
I was also impressed by the fact that a TV channel was covering the event live. Something that organizers should be proud of.
To sum things up, Despite the difficult times we live in, I respect that there are people willing to keep a sport alive without any prize money or massive sponsorships in play.
Words : Odisseas Sophocleous
Photography : Odisseas Sophocleous,