Super Formula: Second win in a row for Naoki Yamamoto
Team Mugen’s Naoki Yamamoto scored his second win this season in the Japanese Super Formula Championship at Sportsland Sugo. It’s his second win in a row after the season-opening triumph at Suzuka and a cancellation of the race at Autopolis. For the 29-year-old driver of the #16 Honda and 2013 Super Formula champion, it’s the fifth career’s victory in the Japanese premier open-wheel competitions.
The Frenchman Tom Dillmann finished in the fourth place in the #7 Team LeMans Toyota. The former F1 driver Kamui Kobayashi was in the lead for most of the race in the #18 KCMG Toyota and he was close to his maiden Super Formula victory but a slow reaction of his mechanics during a pit stop dropped him to fifth. He then lost one position to Narain Karthikeyan and finished sixth.
The pole-sitter Tomoki Nojiri finished the race in the seventh place. The last point scorer in the eighth place was Kenta Yamashita.
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