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Shun Gets the Pole Position and Wins the Clubman Race!


The Clubman Race was held at the Suzuka Circuit on the weekend following the Japanese Obon holidays.

And here our humble Shun took the stage, not only achieving the pole position, but also winning the race!  As they say in Japan – Pole to Win!

So here we are, a report has come in from the man himself!


Round 5 of the Clubman series race was held on Aug. 17 at the Suzuka Circuit.

My results were:

Qualifying:   1st
Finals:           1st

I was able to pull off the fabled pole-to-win victory combo!

Though there was concern about rain, but the qualifying and finals were held under dry conditions.

The practice sessions on both Friday and Saturday for this race didn’t go very well, as no matter how I tried I was unable to get a good time even though I was racing with good tires.

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As it rained in the afternoon, I thought the track might be wet for the final race, but the rain stopped during the class that raced before us, and the track was practically from by the time of the Super FJ race.

I was off to a pretty good start, and came out of the first corner still in 1st place.

And just like that, I was able to continue driving on with a stable lap time and no unexpected issues, even gaining a bit of a lead in my fastest lap, all the way to the goal!

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I was also able to gain an incredible point lead, meaning that if I win the next race, and finish the final race of the season, I’ll be the season champion!

Thank you all for cheering me on.

I’ll do my best to win the next one, too!

- Shunsuke



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