As well as rivals fight , game 4 of the Formula Nippon and the fight against summer heat . 52 -lap race unfolded throughout the battle in the end not let the audience look bored . Won the race in its hot , No.1 Loic Duval (DOCOMO TEAM DANDELION RACING). And starting from PP No.32 Takashi Kogure (NAKAJIMA RACING) was second, took a superb pit strategy Hirate No.20 (Mobil 1 TEAM IMPUL) finished in third place .
No.32 Takashi Kogure
Three weeks after the rainy season race in Fuji . The fourth game will be back in Formula Nippon this season , entered the August 07 countrywide Obon holiday (Saturday) - 8 (Sun) , was held to move the stage Twin Ring Motegi , Tochigi Prefecture . Very " hot " conditions in a day, 7 days (Saturday ) has been a knockout qualifying system , their race strong PP . As a result , No.32 Takashi Kogure (NAKAJIMA RACING) of the PP won the second season . Loic Duval second spot No.1 (DOCOMO TEAM DANDELION RACING), ranked in the top tier 3 No.19 JP · de Oliveira (Mobil 1 TEAM IMPUL) followed .
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No.1 Loic Duval 2:15 pm, start the formation lap . At this point the temperature ℃ 34, with track temperatures rose to ℃ 49. Conditioning and heat as a slow rush from below . Standing in the heat haze , and get driving after a regular grid array of 15 machines per week , increasing the engine sound , but cut the target goal for the week starting 52 last. Showed excellent movement out there , where Duval was second on the grid . Kogure PP is a little late to retreat to second. This fifth grid No.36 Andre Lotterer (PETRONAS TEAM TOM'S), No. 3 No.19 JP · grid de Oliveira (Mobil 1 TEAM IMPUL), followed by palm sixth grid . Yamamoto Naoki 4 No.31 of the grid (NAKAJIMA RACING) will fail to accelerate , and back to sixth place . In its rear , the accident occurred shortly after the start . 2 No.16 corner Yuji Ide (MOTUL TEAM infinity ) is No.3 Matsuda Tsugio (KONDO RACING) in contact with the right rear tire . Hashi Matsuda spin clockwise on the left curb , stop on the lawn across the way in the course. Decided to retire here.
The top group , movement occurs at 4 laps into the race. Lotterer machine was running third quickest , stop the engine from the drivetrain problems . Stop the machine slowed down completely after the second corner , to leave the line . At this time , due to the two corners of the car following the spin Matsuda Oliveira was issued a yellow flag for the downturn will be forced , they have lost big time . And the demon showed the race here, that Oliveira . Kogure 's fastest time difference between the two was open until about 07 seconds , shaving three tenths every week from there - five seconds each time , until the middle of the race has been shortened to within two seconds difference. The difference between the top of Duval and Kogure spread steadily in the race about 4 seconds per wrap . After their work in the pits and the timing was believed to determine the position of the second half.
No.32 Takashi Kogure The group first entered the pit to the top , the palm was running fourth. Palm and a quick return to the course work that went into the pits just cut 27 laps , the time of the first half hitting 38 seconds 1 minute 39 seconds late . Time difference will not break off and see the top three . Kogure first entered the pits in the top three . Kogure pits at the end of lap 33. From the palm is back on track after a pit about three seconds long , where they dodge the palm . Meanwhile, Oliveira Kogure , watching narrowly the next lap to pit the Kogure . Or because of the heat , but in doing work in the usual procedure , the engine suddenly stopped . It leads to less engine is also very significant loss of time after they have become virtually back to the seventh course . Duval pit the next lap . Kogure pit work , confirmed the incident Oliveira Duval did a work in good time and returned to the track once without surrendering the top spot . Kogure and palm and has emerged as a close second place , however . The race seemed to continue to fall out with the mind for a moment , from which grew out of Duval, little by little. This was because the tires began to severely palm into the pits early. Palm , the end of the race to become defensive while approaching from the rear Kogure , start down the pace a little . Has suffered mild dehydration And Burekingumisu hairpin on lap 50 and more than two weeks remaining . Kogure form and run just soaking . Kogure miss the opportunity , jumped into the palm in the corner followed by 90 degrees , succeeded in overtaking. Just escaped until the end .
No.20 Kohei Hirate Running off at the top of the 52 lap race Duval . Kogure last second place finish in the palm and third. Here Yamamoto , Oshima and followed . Oliveira -paced, repeated laps of the second half Surubeku raging in the pits and make up for the loss is approached from behind to overtake , but finished sixth Oshima was stopped short . Series points topped the rankings with 28 points Oliveira , Kogure has been emerging in second place one point difference . 23 points more palm , Lotterer 20 points , 19 points and Duval , the title battle has increased the violence . Next , the fifth race is held on September 25 (Sat.) - 26 ( Sunday) . Sports Land SUGO Miyagi 's stage . This one will race against the introduction of the first power steering , in the struggle to get out who does this . Has been a very worrisome development .
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2nd No.32 Takashi Kogure ／ 1st No.1 Loic Duval ／ 3rd No.20 Kohei Hirate