D1GP Rd2 Suzuka Qualifying

Since 2006 D1GP has been celebrated at Suzuka Circuit. (except 2009 & 2010)


2012 D1 GRAN TURISMO ROUND 2 SUZUKA

Until now the drivers started from the home straight and ran in the reverse direction and competed in the S-shaped curve, but this year for the first time they run toward the first curve and the secound curve.

The home straight is very long, so the drivers enter the first curve at more than 200km/h and the first courner is quite narrow, so the control of the speed must be very important

There are 16 drivers as Seed drivers. They compete only in the final match.
There are 25 participants for the qualifying match and among them 8 drivers can run in the final match.

The seed 16 drivers are following:

1. D. Saito
2. Y. Koguchi
3. M. Suenaga
4. K. Matsukawa
5. T. Sakuma
6. N. Kumakubo
7. T. Ueno
8. S. Tanaka
9. Y. Matsui
10. K. Takahashi
11. Y. Imamura
12. T. Tezuka
13. N. Taniguchi
14. T. Iwai
15. K. Nomura
16. K. Takayama

The result of the Qualifying match:

1. K. Bai
2. T. Hibino
3. Y. Tadokoro
4. T. Kataoka
5. M. Fujinaka
6. D. Hasegawa
7. T. Murayama
8. M. Orido
9. Hirota
10. Sagisaka
11. Tokita
12. Fujikawa
13. Kitashiba
14. Minowa
15. Kawabata
16. Utsumi
17. Suenaga
18. Ukita
19. Murata
20. Itakura
21. Kawakami
22. Inaoka
23. Tanaka
24. Ota
25. Imamura

Tomorrow first of all there is solo run among the 24 drivers. The 16 drivers can go to the twin run. Among the lower 8 drivers they compete the twin run, which is called Miner twin run. And afterwords among the 16 drivers they compete for the champion.

I know if we were there, we’ll be able to enjoy seeing the severe and exciting drift there all day long. As we’re not there unfortunately, we’ll see how it is by the video and the pictures later on.. ^^

I’ll show you severl pictures from these days.