Ren 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.