Having already taken pole position for the latest Super Formula race at Fuji Speedway, Nick Cassidy has taken his maiden win in the series. It was a lights to flag victory that has resulted in Cassidy moving to just one point from championship leader Naoki Yamamoto with three rounds remaining.
Cassidy and second-placed Hiroaki Ishiura dominated the 55-lap race, beating the rest of the field by 28.4s. From the start Cassidy fended off a fierce fight from Ishiura and Yuki Sekiguchi, who both got off to a solid start to the 250 km (55 lap) race.
After the field had all completed their tyre changes by lap 44, Cassidy had a 3.1 sec lead over Ishiura which he increased to 4.28 sec at the end.
After completing four rounds, drivers and teams head to the Twin Ring Motegi round 18-19 August.
Championship points 4/7 rounds
1 21pt. No.16 Naoki Yamamoto TEAM MUGEN
2 10pt. No.3 Nick Cassidy KONDO RACING
3 9pt. No.5 Tomoki Nojiri DOCOMO TEAM DANDELION RACING
4 8pt. No.19 Yuhi Sekiguchi ITOCHU ENEX TEAM IMPUL
5 7pt. No.36 Kazuki Nakajima VANTELIN TEAM TOM’S