TCR Japan @ Autopolis - 'Hirobon' wins Race 1, as Race 2 is cancelled

TCR Japan @ Autopolis - 'Hirobon' wins Race 1, as Race 2 is cancelled

19.05.2021: Weather conditions plagued the second event of TCR Japan at Autopolis. ‘Hirobon’ claimed his second win of the season in a very wet Saturday Race, but on Sunday morning fog and torrential rain forced the cancellation of the second race.


Weather conditions plagued the second event of TCR Japan at Autopolis.



‘Hirobon’ claimed his second win of the season in a very wet Saturday Race, but on Sunday morning fog and torrential rain forced the cancellation of the second race.


In Race 1, ‘Hirobon’ benefited from a mistake of pole-sitter Takuya Shirasaka to take the lead, and then rejected the assault of lady driver Ai Miura.



The race started under pouring rain, Shirasaka took the lead from ‘Hirobon’, Masanobu Kato and Mineki Okura, but during the first lap three cars fell victim to the aquaplaning. Jun Sato’s Volkswagen spun and rejoined, Shirasaka’s Honda skidded off the track, bounced back on the tarmac and rejoined, Okura’s Alfa Romeo went off and lost one lap.



Miura – who had Qualified third, but had been demoted to P7 on the grid for an engine change – overtook Kato for P2 and began to close the gap to ‘Hirobon’ who defended fiercely. Miura risked a few times to lose control, but despite her efforts she had to settle with second. Kato managed to retain the third position ahead of Shirasaka.



TCR Japan will next visit Sportsland Sugo on 24/25 July.



Race 1

1. ‘Hirobon’ (Birth Racing Project, CUPRA), 10 laps
2. A. Miura (DOME Racing, Honda Civic Type R), 0.652
3. M. Kato (Team Mars, Audi RS 3 LMS), 11.061



Championship points – Saturday series

1. ‘Hirobon’ 38 pts; 2. K. Inoue 28; 3. J. Sato 28



Championship points – Sunday series

1. ‘Hirobon’ 33 pts; 2. M. Kato 23; 3. M. Okura 18




Fabio Ravaioli, photo TCR Japan
    

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19.05.2021 / MaP

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