Nick Cassidy has come away from the latest Super Formula Series round in Japan with a solid fifth place. Having qualified fifth at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit, Cassidy was pleased to have
It was Kamui Kobayashi who got off to a rocket start to the race from his 2nd grid position overtaking pole position starter and Cassidy’s team mate Kenta Yamashita. Tomoki Nojiri, who started the 250 km (52 lap) race in third also was able to get past Yamashita to move up into second. Eventual winner, Pierre Gasly, who started from fourth and Felix Rosenqvist, who started in fifth, were both able to maintain their positions.
Pierre Gasly eventually claimed a 14 second lead over Kamui on lap 41. Gasly was able to maintain that lead and capture his first Super Formula victory. Kamui finished the race in second, and Rosenqvist in third. Hiroaki Ishiura, who began the race in the 16th grid, moved up all the way into fourth, where he finished the race. Nick Cassidy finished in fifth, and his teammate pole position starter Kenta Yamashita was in sixth.
The next round takes place at the Autopolis 9-10 September 2017
Race results – Top 5
1 Pierre Gasly
2 Kamui Kobayashi
3 Felix Rosenqvist
4 Hiroaki Ishiura
5 Nick Cassidy