Katsu Kubota joins the Group C Racing with a Nissan R90CK
Katsu Kubota has joined Group C this season in a Nissan R90CK.
This Nissan R90CK was one of 5 chassis built in 1990 for the works assault on Le Mans. Featuring the fearsome VRH35Z engine, the V8, quad cam, 3.5litre twin turbo unit famously held the qualifying lap record at le mans for 17 years (in the mulsanne chicane era). In qualifying trim, the engine could produce 1100bhp! It has already won in Group C with Peter Sowerby/Calum Lockie at Silverstone in 2008 and the team look forward to being at the Silverstone Classic in July.
Katsu has been racing in Europe since 2006, where he competed with his Lotus F1 cars and took various P2 and P3’s in HFO for Classic Team Lotus. In 2009, Katsu joined his current team, Colin Bennett’s CGA Race Engineering racing a March 761, winning all but 2 of the events he entered in class. At the same time, his March F2 car was also completed and he began racing in euro historic F2.
2010 was a landmark season for Kubota – in a Williams FW07c, he became the first Japanese national to win an FiA sanctioned Formula One race at Monza in June. Kubota had already accumulated 4 class wins in HF2, leading the series. In F1, he won another 2 races and finished P2 in all the others, missing the championship by a single point. He did, however, become overall European Historic F2 champion.