Nakai-San and Rotana battle an R34 GTR Monster for the lead at Tsukuba Idlers earlier this year. These two were way out in front for the entire race. It was an epic fight that lasted about 10 laps. Nakai-San eventually made the pass stick and went on to win the race.
Nakai-San and Rotana at the Motegi Idlers Porsche day
My Rapid Japan sidekick Alex Kyo attended the Idlers Porsche Day at Twin Ring Motegi last month where Nakai-San was competing in his mighty Rotana 993. Alex took these amazing photos of the master gearing up for the race. He also did a short write up about the race itself:
The main race at the Idlers Porsche day featured an intense battle between Nakai-San in his RWB Rotana 993 and a modern, carbon fiber 911 GT3 Cup Car. Nakai-San qualified 2nd but got a fantastic start and took the lead into the first corner. The 911 GT3, which started on pole, dropped to third at the start, but quickly made ground to catch up with the leading Nakai-San.
From lap three the rivals were dueling for first position. Rotana made up ground in the corners, but lost out to the 911 GT3 on the straights. The straight line speed of Nakai-San’s rival was eventually too much, and the 911 GT3 took the win.
While Nakai-San lost out in the end, he did incredibly well to keep up with the pace of the hi-tech 911 GT3 Cup Car; a car made 20 years after Rotana.
See more of Alex’s adventures at @4lexkyo on Instagram.