Worldly-wise man shine
In dry condition qualifying, But race day become rain fall and condition is full wet for race1.
・Race 1 (20 laps)
In view of the large number of water of the road surface, race directer decided SC car lead start. After the SC run, race start under pole man Andre Lotterer (Pertronas Team TOM’s).
Lotterer lead the gap from point leader Hiroaki Ishiura (P.MU/Cermo・Inging). Ishiura under pressure from James Rossitter (Kondo Racing) and Kamui Kobayashi (KYGNUS SUNOCO Team LeMans).
In 6th battle, Naoki Yamamoto (Team Mugen) and J.P.Oliveira (Lenovo Team IMPUL). Oliveira shows good pace and push hard to Yamamoto. But finally Oliveira crashed out between Yamamoto. Both cars retired.
Lotterer going himself pace and no problem. So Lotterer finishes first and takes 2nd wins this season! 2nd position battle between Ishiura and Rossiter. But Rossitter crash out degner1. And Kobayashi aim to overtake Ishiura. However, Ishiura hold 2nd position.
Championship rival Kazuki Nakajima (Petronas Team TOM’s) struggle pace, nevertheless Kazuki finish 4th and connected a chance for race 2.
Official results race 1
・Race 2 (27 laps)
After the race 1, championship battle was squeezed between Ishiura or Kazuki.
If Ishiura takes something point, he will be champion. So Kazuki must wins and hope Ishiura end no-points.
In start, Fire from Kamui Kobayashi’s brake. So Start delay and Kobayashi drop back tail.
After the extra formation lap, race start under original standing start.
Pole man Naoki Yamamoto makes good start into top. Race 1 winner Andre Lotterer drop 2nd to 4th.
Adversity position man Kazuki Nakajima makes as always rocket start from 4th to 2nd!
Point leader Ishiura up to 6th position due to Kobayashi goes to tail.
Yamamoto going fast pace and extending the lead from Kazuki.
On the other hand, 3rd position battle was chaos condition. At first, Tomoki Nojiri (Docomo Team Dandelion) suffers electrical issue.Next Andre Lotterer stop at 200R.
So J.P.Oliveira into 3rd, Ishiura goes 4th.
5th battle between Toyota’s young hope Yuichi Nakayama (KCMG) and Ryo Hirakawa (KYGNUS SUNOCO Team LeMans). Finally Hirakawa beats Nakayama.
Turn the final phase, Yamamoto continue control the race. As a result, Naoki Yamamoto (Team Mugen) scores great wins since 2013 Rd.7 Suzuka race1!
And first wins for Honda engine user this season.
Kazuki Nakajima (Petronas Team TOM’s) is 2nd. J.P.Oliveira (Lenovo Team IMPUL) is 3rd.
6th former Japanese F3 champion Yuichi Nakayama (KCMG) score first time point finished. Kamui Kobayashi (KYGNUS SUNOCO Team LeMans) done overtake show and finish 9th.
Official results race 2
Championship battle is turns climax. Hiroaki Ishiura (P.MU/Cermo・Inging) finish 4th, at the moment Hiroaki Ishiura become 2015 Super Formula drivers champion!
It is his first time Formula series champion. For his team Cermo・Inging crowns first ever Japanese Top Formula title since team founded!
Hiroaki Ishiura is worldly-wise man. Because Ishiura lost race seat after the 2011 season. But he never give up for Formula chance. Last year Ishiura comeback Japanese Top Formula with Cermo・Inging. And his title main rival Kazuki Nakajima is fromer Toyota racing school mate.
・Good bye Bridgestone
Finishes final race for Bridgestone tyre supply long term partnership with Japanese Top Formula. Thanks marvelous tyre!! We welcome comeback future!