2016 season started at Tsukuba Circuit on April 9-10th. The top category JSB1000 will start the season at Suzuka Circuit on April 23rd-24th in conjunction with Super Formula.
ST600 class wasn't an easy race at all. Two red flag stops and many fall downs. #73 NAGOSHI takes the title for the first time. #5 MAEDA takes the second position. #57 TAKAHASHI the 3rd. Two riders from Thailand, #65 Chalermpol POLAMAI ends at 24th place, #2 Decha KRAISART couldn't finish the race.
J-GP2 Race 1 on Saturday. #090 ATSUMI takes the lead and leaves the others behind. #94 URAMOTO is the only one able to follow ATSUMI. ATSUMI pushes harder to leave URAMOTO behind. Unfortunatelly, ATSUMI's machine breaks down and stops. URAMOTO takes over ATSUMI and wins the race. Followed are #74 MIHARA 2nd place. #55 KUNIMINE the 3rd.
#94 URAMOTO takes the holeshot and leads the race. #55 KUNIMINE tries to pass URAMOTO but fails. URAMOTO finishes the race and takes two titles back home this weekend. #2 UBUKATA takes the second place and #55 KUNIMINE finishes 3rd.