Serpent cup in Japan was held on Oct 1 in Yatabe arena.
This Serpent cup took place now for the second time in Yatabe arena.
Last year, the Serpent cup was organised in order to promote the new Serpent touringcar, the innovative Project 4X.
We planned the event this year to help Project 4X customers for set up or technical matters this year, inviting Project 4X designer David Ehrbar.
David also brought the prototype of the latest Project 4X development and people were very interested in what section is improved, and got to know that all earlier issues were solved. The 4X EVO prototype is even more attractive for current Project 4X owners and new drivers.
The 4X EVO is not shown here yet, but Serpent will be releasing more info later in November. We expect it will be sure to involve more people into the Project 4X.
The race was opened, 6 x Project 4X and 1 x Eryx 411 had run in 27 competitors. 5x Project 4X drivers ran the A final. Moreover, 4 of 5 finished as 1st to 4th.
The winner was the same driver who won the last Serpent cup, when also Viktor Wilck attended.
After the race, David said he was faster than last year, so this shows the project 4X EVO has a clear advantage over current 4X for performance but also for tweak and maintenance.
We thank all people who come for the Serpent cup, David and Serpent.
This successful event could not have been made without their support.
SPT – Serpent Performance Team
Asuka Racing, Japan
As always it was a pleasure to race in Japan. I like the high level of competition, the way everybody is taking it serious. At the same time driving is very fair here. It was my first carpet race of the season, so I was really looking forward to see how much we had improved the car with the updates during the summer, and also I was happy to use the 4x evo parts the first time in a race.
I had a full day of practice at Yatabe, and had a very good setup. It was fast with good steering, and easy to drive at the same time. I tried to help the other 4x drivers as much as possible.
In the Qualifying I was close to the TQ spot, so I started from 2nd place. I missed the start a bit (not so easy to understand the procedure in foreign language), but could keep the 2nd spot. For a few laps I could chase Eida, who was also running a 4x this time, but then he was too fast. However I could stay in front of Mizowaki and Yamda, who were also on a 4X
So we could really show the strong pace of the 4x with the optional vertical topdeck and the short pullrods of the linear suspension set.
We also visted another indoor track nearby, where I was able to run my F11- SF3 for some laps and help the guys at the track to have the right set-up for their F110 SF3-s too.
I really feel we have a good season in front of us.
Designer Serpent Project 4X