2022.04.10Atsushi Miyake finished fifth gaining points in two consecutive races
The second round of the opening double-header of the 2022 All Japan Super Formula got underway on Sunday, 10 April, at the Fuji Speedway, with rookie driver, Atsushi Miyake, at the wheel of the No. 55 TEAM GOH car who scored points in his second consecutive race by finishing in fifth place.
Since Car 55 had encountered set-up problems the previous day, it was decided some modifications were necessary and to use Car 53’s set-up which conversely had been quick. It worked perfectly and Miyake progressed through Q1 setting the fastest time. However, that did not translate into Q2 and unfortunately he had to start the race from ninth position.
Miyake got off to a good start in the race and kept up a solid pace throughout taking the chequered flag in fifth place.
2022.04.10Ren Sato finished thirteenth and missed out on points
Sunday, 10th April, saw the 2nd Round of the 2022 All Japan Super Formula Championship, a double-header hosted at the Fuji Speedway with Ren Sato driving the No. 53 TEAM GOH car, but after a start position of fourth on the grid he was to finish 13th in the 41-lap race.
Sato’s first attempt in Q1 was unsuccessful, but he managed to get through in sixth position on his second attempt; then in Q2 he finished fourth.
A slow start in the race meant he was running in heavy traffic, and this, coupled with a pit strategy that let him down, meant he was unable to move forward and eventually took the chequered flag in 13th place.
2022.04.09Atsushi Miyake finished tenth, after an eleventh place start, and gained one point
Rookie driver, Atsushi Miyake, driving the No. 55 TEAM GOH car, finished 10th in his debut race, scoring one point in Round 1 of the 2022 All Japan Super Formula which took place at Fuji Speedway on Saturday, 9 April.
Miyake made it through Q1, but was unable to replicate it in Q2 which placed him 11th on the grid. However, as chaos ensued at the start of the race he dropped further down the order.
The team pitted Miyake to change tyres after 11 laps and whilst the race continued at a steady pace with some overtaking and a few battles, he was only able to move up one position from his grid start to finish in 10th place overall.
2022.04.09Ren Sato finished ninth and acquired a total of 4 points
Fuji Speedway staged the opening round of the 2022 All Japan Super Formula Championship on Saturday, 9 April. Ren Sato, in TEAM GOH’s No. 53 car, finished ninth on his race debut taking a total of four points which included two points gained after qualifying in second position.
But despite Sato making a poor start from his second place on the front row of the grid, he pushed hard making up time and was running strongly until he spun after being rear-ended at Dunlop Corner dropping him back to 18th position.
However, Sato’s speed on his high-mileage tyres, combined with track conditions, led the team to adopt a stay-out strategy. Lapping steadily at the same pace as the leaders, he was able to eventually take the chequered flag in ninth place.