FNIPPON: Reynard Wins First Formula Nippon Race of Season

Reynard celebrated an all-Reynard finish in the first round of the 2000 Formula Nippon Championship held at Suzuka circuit in Japan this weekend, with the thirteen competitors completing the 32 lap race driving Reynard cars as challenger, G-Force,...

Reynard celebrated an all-Reynard finish in the first round of the 2000 Formula Nippon Championship held at Suzuka circuit in Japan this weekend, with the thirteen competitors completing the 32 lap race driving Reynard cars as challenger, G-Force, failed to finish with its 2 entries.

Ex-Formula 1 driver, Toranosuke Takagi driving the PIAA Nakajima Reynard 2KL took victory in a race which was run in both wet and dry conditions. 5Zigen team finished second and third with their Reynard cars driven by Michael Krumm (second) and Naoki Hattori (third).

John Thompson, Technical Director, Reynard Motorsport, commented on the results, "We made a number of design changes for this year's cars and undertook an aero wind tunnel programme to evaluate our developments. These efforts have been rewarded today with our cars performing well throughout the race. The weather conditions didn't make life very easy for the drivers, with the race starting in the wet and finishing in the dry."

The Championship moves on to Motegi on April 16th for the second round of the ten race Series.

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Series Other open wheel
Drivers Tora Takagi , Michael Krumm , Naoki Hattori , John Thompson