Former top team return to top spot?
After the heavy rain Day1, became clear sky for Day2.
Koudai Tsukakoshi (Real Racing) who suffer huge crash Day1,it can not be repaired. So Tsukakoshi withdrew from Day2.
Beginning of session, not good condition due to Day1’s rain. Among such, Suzuka master Naoki Yamamoto (Team Mugen) crashed at S curve.
Then each car energetically laps. Andre Lotterer (VANTELIN Team TOM’s) score top time of morning sessin 1:37.360.
In Afternoon session. Narain Karthikeyan (SUNOCO Team LeMans) suffer gearbox trouble.
They atempt early of session, Among them two Mclaren protege Nobuharu Matsushita (Honda test team) and Stoffel Vandoorne (Docomo Team Dandelion) are set 37 second stand.
But Vandoorne crashed out degner 2. And Matsushita crashed same degner 2.
Remaining 1 hour, Some driver into near 36 second stand.
And last 30 min of session, they start qualifying simulation.
Kamui Kobayashi (SUNOCO Team LeMans) into first 36 second stand.
However Daisuke Nakajima (Nakajima Racing) beats Kobayashi’s time. Daisuke score 1’36.706 and ended top time of sheet Super Formula testing.
2nd is Kamui Kobayashi (SUNOCO Team LeMans), 3rd is defending champion Hiroaki Ishiura (P.MU/Cermo・Inging).
Stoffel Vandoorne finish 10th, same rookie Yuhi Sekiguchi (ITOCHU ENEX Team IMPUL) finish 13th. Nobuharu Matsushita can not enter qualifying simulation, and finish 15th.
Surprisingly, From top to fourth place only 0.06 second! And 13 driver include 1 second off from top.
After 2009 years of winning the title, It was followed by a painful season for Nakajima Racing.By season tyre change, Nakajima Racing return to top team?
And SF14 and Yokohama tyre shows fantastic performance. 4 drivers into 36 second stand. It is can beat Manor F1 last Japanese GP and near the Sauber guys.
But it is first stage for SF14 and Yokohama combination. JRP (Super Formula organization) and Toyota and Honda plan to introduce high power ver unit for second half season.
So will be highest in high-level series is deployed.