Following the previous day, a warm autumn weather was Autopolis. Many fans from the stands, eager cheered. Round 6 Formula Nippon race is that the bigger the accident occurred shortly after the start involving four cars. Expansion of the trouble was that the sudden introduction of the safety car. Dash showed excellent in it, but the strategy succeeded brilliantly in the safety car pit, which started yesterday No.36 fifth penalty under Andre Lotterer (PETRONAS TEAM TOM'S) was. As a result, Lotterer since last year's sixth round, the season's first victory in two months about a year. Pit during the safety car as well start with a dash, is ranked second followed by Lotterer, No.19 JP · de Oliveira (Mobil 1 TEAM IMPUL). Hiroaki Ishiura No.8 in third place (Team LeMans) containing. Lotterer the other hand, engaged in a fierce title race with Loic Duval No.1 Oliveira (DOCOMO TEAM DANDELION RACING) No.32 and Kogure Takashi (NAKAJIMA RACING) ended in retirement, no points. Top 36 ranking points are lined with Lotterer Oliveira (but the same number of championships, the No. 1 Most Viewed Oliveira to win second place.) Kogure more points in five, followed by eight points in Duval, the title race has been chaotic and increasingly.
No.37 Kazuya Oshima
October 16 rather blessed with the beautiful autumn weather suitable for vacationers just (Saturday) Autopolis in Oita Prefecture. Circuit and feet to carry large audience in the morning, watched the qualifying 固唾 drinking. Meanwhile, Q2 until the battle had been waged time attack a glowing, Q3 is the expansion of the trouble. First to enter time attack No.36 Andre Lotterer (PETRONAS TEAM TOM'S) after turning off the control line, which spun in one corner, a stop on the course. This red flag is presented, the session will exit. Most of the drivers before doing the time attack, and it had a run 負Enakere. As a result, PP did not win, Lotterer. Time attack carried out almost simultaneously mate No.37 Ooshima Kazuya (PETRONAS TEAM TOM'S) is second fastest. Other drivers have not entered the attack, the time-out lap, No.20 Hirate (Mobil 1 TEAM IMPUL) is third fastest, No.8 Hiroaki Ishiura (Team LeMans) is fourth, No.1 Loic Duval (DOCOMO TEAM DANDELION RACING) is fifth. The following measurements were not for the driver, Q2 No.19 JP · the result of de Oliveira (Mobil 1 TEAM IMPUL), No.2 Izawa Takuya (DOCOMO TEAM DANDELION RACING), No.31 Yamamoto Naoki (NAKAJIMA RACING) and decided to continue. Sugo, after a previous round, took the top ranking No.32 Series Kogure Takashi (NAKAJIMA RACING), the ninth Kano Masa, Q3 not advance. In the finals, as it keeps catching up here.
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℃ 21 temperature ℃ 38 in the condition that the track temperature on the formation lap will start at 2:30 pm. One week after driving ranks, was cut interest start. Two front row at the start of this, No.37 Ooshima Kazuya (PETRONAS TEAM TOM'S), No.20 Hirate (Mobil 1 TEAM IMPUL) both failed to accelerate, a late start. We jumped into the middle of the middle two Surubeku breakthrough, and this was the Sekandorou Ishiura and Duval. Duval came out before here, but Hirate and Ishiura, Hirate move slightly to the right, move to the right also to avoid contact with Duval. At this time, Ishiura has also had the right Shima Hiroshi, to avoid contact with again, tried to make a career off the accelerator to Duval. Duval touch with the right rear tire when the front left of the Ishiura Duval has moved to the right, however, Duval spin clockwise. Lost control, hit the left rear of the Shima Hiroshi. This is Shima Hiroshi, to cross the course in shape while spinning counterclockwise. Line was changed to avoid a crash in the left front and Izawa Takuya No.2 (DOCOMO TEAM DANDELION RACING) No.16 and Yuji Ide (MOTUL TEAM infinity) is cut in the machine away from Sono Ooshima, 3 The cars crashed hard. Duval also collided with the guardrail on the right side, had to leave the battle line of four machines at a time.
Jumped into the first corner at the top of Oliveira. Yamamoto Naoki No.31 (NAKAJIMA RACING), Hirate, which follow the Lotterer. And the introduction of the safety car immediately. This early, jumped into the pit and Lotterer Oliveira. Lotterer back to only two courses replace the rear tires and fuel, Oliveira is to exchange the four tires and refuel. The difference in this work, Oliveira will allow the game to Lotterer. Zhou also said to be pitted Ishiura. As well as refueling and tire changes, emergency repairs to the course returned to the rod bent toe when in contact with Duval. In this next week, No.29 who Inokuti Takashi (DELIZIEFOLLIE / CERUMO ・ INGING), at 3 laps, but finished Kogure, dared to pit, respectively. Returned to the course.
Recovery of the vehicle crash at the end finished five laps, the race restarted. Top Yamamoto. Hirate, No.10 Hiroshi Hiroshi Tsukagoshi (HFDP RACING), No.7 Kotsutsorino Kay (Team LeMans), No.3 Matsuda Tsugio (KONDO RACING) followed this. Followed by further finishing Lotterer pit, Oliveira, Ishiura, Iguchi, followed by Kogure. The drivers did not pit during the safety car, the pair finished the pit to pull away from here, I'd earn a sufficient margin. However, can not build a big gap easily. Matsuda has spun out while the second just before the hairpin on lap 18, retired engine off. For close to directly behind Lotterer Matsuda had become before it is opened, not a good development as the leading extended the gap to Yamamoto.
After the pit stop at the top Yamamoto ran 21 laps completed. Yamamoto engine stalled while away their position to drop significantly. Also finished 25th at Kotsutsorino, Tsukagoshi pit stop on lap 28 just finished. Lotterer back before anyone could, however. The first half, had been shaped Hirate be reduced to these days Yamamoto had a string of cars to earn a margin like 35 seconds every minute. Pit stop at lap 32 and finished. Succeed in somehow back on track in fourth. The advantage of fresh tires Hirate advantage here, but we cut back the difference between going ahead Ishiura, slowed sharply, from around 10 laps remaining. Like symptoms and problems of gas from the fuel system, Tsukagoshi, Kotsutsorino is to overtake the other in Yamamoto et al, and finally finish in ninth place. Meanwhile, mid-race, but left the sidelines Kogure hit by unexpected problems. Kogure was Inokuti be reduced to form by bad timing of the pit during the safety car, damaged the left front knuckle of a sudden on lap 29, losing control. Guraberusutoppu off course and directly. Was no point to finish the race.
After all, who finished top checker is Lotterer 50-lap race. From start to finish, followed closely by second place it Oliveira. Ishiura is in third place, won last season's first podium. Below, Tsukagoshi, Kotsutsorino, Yamamoto, Iguchi, No.18 Yuki Takashi Hiranaka (KCMG), in the order of finish was Hirate, Tsukagoshi found in violation of the machine re-inspection after the race was disqualified Tsukagoshi. Raised the following driver positions one by one fifth. Hirate eighth and also was getting a valuable point.
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2nd Joao Paulo de Oliveira／winner Andre Lotterer ／3rd Hiroaki Ishiura