Super Formula Rd.2 held in Okayama international circuit. Okayama in Japanese top formula for the first time in 7 years.
So close almost for the first time.
・Q1 20min session
Almost driver tried used set tyre first 10min. Last 6min, all driver set new tyre.
Finally Naoki Yamamoto (Team Mugen) top start of qualiyfing. Both Nakajima racing (Baguette and Daisuke) out of Q1. And Kazuya Oshima (Petronas Team TOM’s) who replaces injured Kazuki Nakajima struggle Super Formula’s level.
・Q2 7min session
Last 1min, Yuichi Nakayama (KCMG) spin out at 9 corner. So introduce red flag. After the red flag, race director decide set 2min 30sec time left.
It makes surprise resutls. Rd.1 winner Andre Lotterer (Petronas Team TOM’s) end 13th qualify.
・Q3 7min session
All driver tried only 1lap time for best time.
At first Kamui Kobayashi (KYGNUS SUNOCO Team LeMans) sets fastest. But Hiroaki Ishiura (P.MU/CERUMO・INGING) sets amazing lap 1:12.429.
This time did not anyone be also be updated. So Ishiura takes pole. It is first time pole position for Isihiura on Super Formula (Formula Nippon) career. Tomoki Nojiri (Docomo Team Dandelion) is 2nd, Rd.1 pole sitter Naoki Yamamoto (Team Mugen) is 3rd. Super rookie Kamui Kobayashi into first Q3 and finish 4th QF.
Same rookie William Buller takes best grid 8th.