Dandelion Racing Honda’s Naoki Yamamoto topped the first day of the second 2019 Super Formula test at Fuji from Kondo Racing Toyota’s Kenta Yamashita.
Yamamoto (1m21.742s) set his best time in the disrupted morning session at Fuji Speedway to kick-start the second 2019 Super Formula pre-season test with Yamashita (1m21.954s) continuing his fine run to be second for the third time.
The Kondo racer was second in the two days at Suzuka as well. The Top 3, meanwhile, was rounded out by Nakajima Racing Honda’s Alex Palou (1m22.021s) – with the trio setting their best lap time in the morning session, which saw several red flags.
Inging Toyota’s Sho Tsuboi (1m22.204s) topped the after session to be fourth overall as he led two time setters from the morning session with Kondo’s Yuji Kunimoto (1m22.244s) in fifth and Team Mugen Honda’s Tomoki Nojiri (1m22.274s) sixth.
Red Bull junior and B-Max with Motopark Honda’s Lucas Auer (1m22.391s) was seventh with Inging Toyota’s Hiroaki Ishiura (1m22.393s) in eighth – both setting their time in the afternoon session. Red Bull driver and Team Mugen’s Dan Ticktum (1m22.470s) was ninth.
The Top 10 was rounded by Team KCMG Toyota’s Kamui Kobayashi (1m22.551s) with Honda junior and Dandelion Racing’s Nirei Fukuzumi (1m22.630s) in 11th and Team Impul Toyota’s Ryo Hirakawa (1m22.667s) in 12th.
B-Max Racing with Motopark’s Harrison Newey (1m22.753s) finished 13th from Honda junior and Nakajima Racing’s Tadasuke Makino (1m22.757s), Team Tom’s Toyota’s Nick Cassidy (1m22.883s) and teammate Kazuki Nakjima (1m23.106s).
Real Racing Honda ran two drivers with Koudai Tsukakoshi in the morning and its regular driver Tristain Charpentier in the afternoon. Position 17-21: Tsukakoshi, Kazuya Oshima, Yuhi Sekiguchi, Artem Markelov and Charpentier.