Carrying no success ballast, Ritomo Miyata establish of residing a fresh lap file of 1m26.496s at the wheel of the Yokohama-shod Toyota GR Supra he shares with Yuji Kunimoto in Q2.
That became than three tenths up on the fresh file establish of residing by Kenta Yamashita in qualifying for closing one year’s season finale, and ample to edge out the ARTA Honda NSX-GT of Nirei Fukuzumi (8kg) by honest appropriate three thousandths of a 2d at the stop of the session.
It marks both the Bandoh crew’s and Kunimoto’s first pole since the 2016 Thailand lunge.
Bridgestone-shod Toyotas locked out the next four places on the grid, with the Cerumo automobile of Yuji Tachikawa (10kg) taking third internet page, 0.535s off the tempo, ahead of the TOM’S vehicles of Yuhi Sekiguchi (30kg) and Sena Sakaguchi (24kg) in fourth and fifth places.
The Okayama lunge-winning Rookie Racing GR Supra, carrying basically the most 40kg of ballast, became quickest in Q1 with Yamashita at the wheel but in Q2 became supreme sixth-quickest in the fingers of Kazuya Oshima.
Simplest of the Nissans became the ballast-free #23 NISMO automobile of Ronnie Quintarelli in seventh internet page, while the SARD Toyota of Heikki Kovalainen (16kg) rounded out the Q2 show.
Honda lost four of its five NSX-GT contenders in Q1, with the Dunlop-shod Hondas of the Mugen and Nakajima Racing teams the quickest of those to fall out in the outlet session and ending the head 10, while Nissan lost three of its four GT-Rs.
The closing Bridgestone Hondas of Proper Racing (12kg) and Crew Kunimitsu qualified 11th and 15th respectively, with Naoki Yamamoto surprisingly slowest of all in the latter automobile regardless of supreme carrying 6kg of ballast.
Subaru on GT300 pole with fresh BRZ
#61 SUBARU BRZ R&D SPORT
Characterize by: Masahide Kamio
Subaru scored the most essential pole situation for its all-fresh BRZ, as Hideki Yamauchi establish of residing the quickest time of 1m35.343s in the GT300 class pole shootout.
Likewise aided by carrying no success ballast, Yamauchi outpaced the ARTA Honda NSX GT3 of Ren Sato by 0.142s, the supreme FIA GT3-guidelines automobile to qualify in each place in the head five.
Toyota GR Supra GT300s locked out the 2d row with the LM Corsa automobile of Hiroki Yoshimoto edging out the Saitama Toyopet machine of Kohta Kawaai in fourth, while Inging’s ‘Mother Chassis’ Lotus Evora became fifth with third driver Kazuto Kotaka.
The Kondo Racing Nissan GT-R of Kiyoto Fujinami and Joao Paulo de Oliveira, which won at Okayama and is carrying basically the most 60kg of ballast, dropped out in Q1 and would perchance open Tuesday’s lunge from manner down in 26th.
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