TOM’S driver Miyata got here from twelfth on the grid to go Tsuboi across the exterior of Flip 1 on the penultimate lap of the 31-lap race to seal his first win within the Japanese single-seater class.
Miyata had vaulted into rivalry due to a security automobile interval that was prompted when Nojiri and Oyu got here to blows on the latter driver’s out-lap, placing each within the boundaries and out of the race.
After an aborted begin, owing to Dandelion Racing’s Tadasuke Makino failing to get going from the grid, TGM Grand Prix poleman Oyu led the opening levels as Inging’s Tsuboi and Nojiri settled into second and third locations.
Lawson nonetheless was the driving force on the transfer, leaping from eighth on the grid to fourth on the opening lap, and on the third lap he managed to clear Mugen team-mate Nojiri to maneuver as much as third.
When the pit window opened on lap 10, Lawson was first of the leaders to return in for his necessary cease, adopted by Tsuboi subsequent time round.
Lawson got here out behind Tsuboi and was unable to take benefit because the Inging driver received his tyres as much as temperature.
Liam Lawson, TEAM MUGEN
Photograph by: Masahide Kamio
Nojiri likewise pitted on lap 11, leaping again forward of Yamashita within the course of, however Oyu determined to delay his cease till lap 19, by which period Miyata had made his approach as much as second by advantage of staying out.
Whereas Tsuboi and Lawson cleared Oyu with the undercut impact, Nojiri got here out proper behind the TGM driver and was on the lookout for a well past as they entered the primary sector.
However Nojiri misjudged it and rear-ended Oyu, inflicting each vehicles to spear into the boundaries and placing each out of the race.
The next security automobile allowed Miyata and others, together with Impul driver Ryo Hirakawa, to finish their pitstops with minimal time loss, however Tsuboi maintained the lead from Lawson, with Miyata slotting into third forward of Hirakawa.
When the race resumed on lap 24, Lawson was instantly beneath stress from Miyata on contemporary tyres, with the TOM’S man getting the transfer finished at Flip 1 initially of the twenty sixth lap to seize second.
Miyata then cruised as much as the again of Tsuboi, and whereas the Inging driver had been saving his Overtake System allocation for the ultimate showdown, he was powerless to withstand an impressed Miyata, who received a superior run out of the chicane to arrange a daring exterior transfer at Flip 1 on lap 29.
From there, Miyata cruised to his first Tremendous Components win and a primary in practically two years for TOM’S by three seconds from Tsuboi.
Concurrently the lead battle was determined, Hirakawa handed Lawson for a 3rd with a near-identical transfer to make it an all-Toyota podium.
Yamashita needed to be content material with fifth place forward of Sena Sakaguchi within the second Inging machine and Kazuto Kotaka, who scored his finest end in Tremendous Components but with seventh for Kondo.
Moreover Nojiri and Oyu, the one different non-finisher was Nakajima Racing’s Ren Sato, who suffered a technical downside shortly after the aborted begin.
Tremendous Components – Suzuka race outcomes (30 laps)