So the first annual GTROC Virtual Time Attack & Membership Day sponsored by NISSAN LONDON WEST kicked off at 11:00am on a sunny & thankfully dry Saturday morning with a small gathering of hardened GTROC members.
Now obviously the day was also open to non GTROC members who were also invited to come along, get involved & meet the other GTROC members & staff to learn more about the club & what it has to offer.
The clincher though was to actually take part in the virtual time attack challenge for the prizes was you had to be a GTROC member!
NISSAN LONDON WEST very kindly donated three prizes for the three best times of the day on their virtual GTR driving simulaton which gave people the chance to drive the R35 GT1 GTR around a shortened Silverstone circuit with no ABS, traction control or any other electronic assistance!
Between 11:00am & 03:00pm the fight was on with the clear winner making himself very known early on but peoples times improving with each chance they got to have a go!
First prize was a Nissan GTR chronograph watch which has been developed with renowned watch maker TW Steel. Only 200 examples of the limited-edition timepiece were produced & each comes with its own authentication certificate.
Second prize was a Nissan GTR golf set.
Third Price was a carbon fibre-effect iPhone case.
So 03:00pm came & our winners were announced!
First place with a time of 0.57.117 was HASHLAK – he was also a brand new GTROC Member having just signed up that day & took home the watch – congratulations!
Second place went to MATT with a time of 0.57.742
Third place went to GRIMBLIN GIBBON with a time of 0.59.00
The GTROC would like to sincerely thank NISSAN LONDON WEST & all their staff for hosting the first of many of these days to come. They also donated all the prizes, providing a magnificent spread of food & drink to keep everyone fed & watered & were top, top hosts as well – THANK YOU.
Oh & if you were wondering out of the GTROC & NISSAN LONDON WEST staff who won – no prizes, just glory …
Speed Merchant with a time of 0.59.895 !!!