I was just doing my usual, perhaps with an even higher frequency during this MCO period – diving into the depths of YouTube, watching anything and everything there is on four wheels and stumbled upon this.
It was a video from five years ago, presumably during a track day session among Singaporean enthusiasts, as their number plates indicate, and straight away, it’s full swing into action. Now I’ve seen countless track day videos from Sepang and this is definitely right up there with the best. It also deserves more attention than the 9,500 views it has gathered so far so here’s my attempt to publicise it.
You’re riding in what appears to be a DC5 Honda Integra Type R that has no doubt been heavily modified – evidently from the highly visible roll cage and the cut-off switch of some sort. Hot on the heels of what seems like a 997.2 generation 911 GT3 RS (judging from the decals and tail lights, I could be wrong), you just can’t help but be in awe of the Integra and its driver’s capability; and it didn’t seem like the Porsche was having it easy either.
It may hold the advantage on the long straights and high speed sections but everywhere else, both drivers continuously swapped punches with the on-board camera soaked with the glorious wail of a VTEC engine.
There are a couple of things to take away from this video; for starters, you don’t need to sell your house and family to have fun on the track. Instead, a well-tuned Honda (along with a healthy dose of driving talent) will get you around a track just as quickly.
It once again also proves that it’s always about the driver, not the car. I’m nobody to judge but I’d definitely give more credit to the driver in the Honda for keeping up with a car of the GT3 RS’ calibre.