Young Japanese star aiming to Europe
Ryo Hirakawa is 2012 Japanese F3 champion, and Hirakawa contests Japanese 2 top category, Super Formula and Super GT last year.
22 years old Japanese driver always says his dream is F1. Or he want to be a WEC champion.
In such, Hirakawa was revealed that participated in the TMG winter test. Hirakawa drove TS040 HYBRID at Motorland Aragon.
His manager says another 3 driver lines TMG test. The name has not been revealed.
Toyota Gazoo Racing will be need a successor of Alex Wurz.
At first Super Formula driver Kamui Kobayashi is most potential candidates. But Kobayashi will focus to only driver Super Formula this year.
If Hirakawa moves to WEC, will crash schedule with Super GT. So will combine job with Super Formula.
But he has another rumor, to contests ELMS. If Hirakawa contests ELMS, many crash schedule with Super Formula. On the other hand, not crash with Super GT.
His trend is the key to stove league.
All will become clear in February 4 Toyota Gazoo Racing 2016 Motorsports activity announcement Press conference.