People says demon lives in SUGO
After the 2 week Okayama. Super Formula coming Sportsland SUGO.
SUGO is shot and very high speed layout. Very interesting qualifying session at SUGO.
・Q1 (20 min)
Surprise accident before start Q1. Kazuki Nakajima (VANTELIN Team TOM’s) hit to Kamui Kobayashi (SUNOCO Team LeMans) at pitlane . But no big damage both cars.
Everyone try used tyre for first run.
And least 7 min, they into the circuit. Then, Bad luck again for Kamui.
Naoki Yamamoto (Team Mugen) hit to Kamui pit lane.
Unlike the before one, Yamamoto suffered suspension damage. And Kamui feels bad feeling change in the machine.
Finally, Yuhi Sekiguchi (ITOCHU ENEX Team IMPUL) set top time. Kamui Kobayashi (SUNOCO Team LeMans), William Buller (Kondo Racing), surprised knock out for series leader and Rd.5 winner Yuji Kunimoto (P.MU/Cermo Inging).
And Takuya Izawa (Real Racing), Naoki Yamamoto (Team Mugen).
・Q2 (7 min)
They used around 3laps for warm up the tyre. J.P.Oliveira (ITOCHU ENEX Team IMPUL) early sets 1:05 seconds stand. But Kauzki Nakajima beat the Oliveira.
Finally Kazuki into Q3 with top time.
Surprised results followed by Q1. 3rd of point standing Andre Lotterer (VANTElIN Team TOM’s) is 9th, 2nd point standing Hiroaki Ishiura (P.MU/Cermo Inging) is 10th. Another knock out man is Bertrand Baguette (Nakajima Racing), Koudai Tsukakoshi (Real Racing), Takashi Kogure (Drago Corse), Narain Karthikeyan (SUNOCO Team LeMans).
・Q3 (7 min)
Early of session, many driver into 1:05 second stand. Tomoki Nojiri (Docomo Team Dandelion) sets top time mid of session.
But Yuhi Sekiguchi coming top spot! Another driver try to beat Sekiguchi, but no one update his time.
So Yuhi Sekiguchi (ITOCHU ENEX Team IMPUL) gets 2nd pole in this season.
2nd is Kazuki Nakajima (VANTELIN Team TOM’s). 3rd is Tomoki Nojiri (Docomo Team Dandelion). But Kauzki receive 1 grid down penalty at Q1’s accident.
4th is Daisuke Nakajima (Nakajima Racing), 5th is Stoffel Vandoorn (Docomo Team Dandelion).