Super Formula 2016 first official testing session held at Suzuka circuit.
After sunny yesterday Suzuka motorsport fan thanks day, rain falls today.
Morining session under rain and cold condition.
They try to second time Yokohama ADVAN wet tyre. But early part of session, Super Formula rookie Stoffel Vandoorne (Docomo Team Dandelion) crash out at end of S curve.
Then James Rossiter (Kondo Racing) out spoon curve. J.P.Oliveira (ITOCHU ENEX Team IMPUL) out 130R.
And Koudai Tsukakoshi (Real Racing) cause huge crash at back straight. Tsukakoshi contact with GT500 team mate Takashi Kogure (Drago Corse) and flying.
Fortunately Tsukakoshi no injuries.
In this session, Andre Lotterer (VANTELIN Team TOM’s) score top of spot. 2nd is Kamui Kobayashi (SUNOCO Team LeMans), 3rd is defending champion Hiroaki Ishiura (P.MU/Cermo・Inging).
Afternoon session was cancelled due to bad condition of wet.
So JRP held autograph event for great fan.
GP2 race winner and Mclaren development driver Nobuharu Matsushita ride Honda test car with ADVAN lively. But did only 2 laps due to mechanical trouble. More run to Day2.