FNIPPON: Sugo results

Formula Nippon R5 Sportsland Sugo 1997 Sportsland Sugo (3.704256km/lap) 8/2 Sat. Special Stage Weather: Sunny/Hot PP 9Pedro de la Rosa(ES) Lola97-51/Mugen 1'09.259(192.543kph) 4/ 5L 2 20Masahiko Kageyama LolaT95-50/Mugen...

Formula Nippon R5 Sportsland Sugo 1997 Sportsland Sugo (3.704256km/lap)

8/2 Sat. Special Stage

Weather: Sunny/Hot

PP 9Pedro de la Rosa(ES) Lola97-51/Mugen 1'09.259(192.543kph) 4/ 5L 2 20Masahiko Kageyama LolaT95-50/Mugen 1'09.447 4/ 5L 3 19Takuya Kurosawa LolaT96-52/Mugen 1'09.686 4/ 5L 4 64Toranosuke Takagi Reynard97D/Mugen 1'09.854 4/ 5L 5 18Ralph Firman,Jr.(GB) Reynard97D/Mugen 1'10.355 4/ 5L 6 55Katsutomo Kaneishi Reynard96D/Mugen 1'10.359 4/ 5L

8/3 Sun. Race Weather: Partly Cloudy/Hot

1 9Pedro de la Rosa(ES) LolaT97-51/Mugen 54L 1:09'24.918(172.898kph) 2 18Ralph Firman,Jr.(GB) Reynard97D/Mugen 54L +25.227 3 20Masahiko Kageyama LolaT95-50/Mugen 54L +26.377 4 33Toshio Suzuki Reynard97D/Mugen 54L +55.157 5 35Marco Apicella(I) Reynard96D/Mugen 54L 1'11.582 6 27Masami Kageyama Reynard97D/Mugen 53L -1 lap 7 1Norberto Fontana(RA) Reynard97D/Mugen 53L -1 lap 8 17Masahiko Kondo Reynard97D/Mugen 53L -1 lap 9 3Atsushi Kawamoto Reynard96D/Mugen 53L -1 lap 10 63Dillantha Malagamuwa(CL) Reynard96DD/Mugen 51L -3 laps

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19Takuya Kurosawa LolaT96-52/Mugen 44L -10 laps 36Tetsuji Tamanaka LolaT95/Mugen 39L -15 laps 6Eiichi Tajima Reynard96D/Judd 38L -16 laps 21Tetsuya Tanaka LolaT95/Mugen 32L -22 laps 64Toranosuke Takagi Reynard97D/Mugen 25L -29 laps 56Satoshi Motoyama Reynard97D/Mugen 24L -30 laps 28Katsumi Yamamoto Reynard97D/Mugen 21L -33 laps 8Juichi Wakisaka MugenF104R/Mugen 21L -33 laps 2Esteban Tuero(RA) Reynard97D/Mugen 19L -35 laps 10Akira Iida LolaT97-51/Mugen 17L -37 laps 55Katsutomo Kaneishi Reynard96D/Mugen 17L -37 laps 65Koji Yamanishi Reynard97D/Mugen 17L -37 laps 62Tetsuhumi Toda Reynard94D/Mugen 13L -41 laps 5Marc Goossens(B) Reynard96D/Mugen 1L -53 laps 11Hidetoshi Mitsusada LolaT96-52/Mugen 0L -54 laps 37Masao Yamada LolaT94/Mugen (Eliminated from the results due to lack of competence)

Fastest Lap #1 Fontana 1'12.279(184.498kph) on Lap 42

The Spanish Formula One hopeful beat the opposition fair and square in the very hot Sugo track.

The heat took its toll of many of the drivers having left the race in wreckage, stoppage, or simply going way too slow in the case of Yamada.

Drivers' standings: de la Rosa 40 Kurosawa 22 Takagi 14 Masahiko K. 12 Firman,Jr. 10 Mitsusada 10 Iida 5 Suzuki 5 Motoyama 3 Masami K. 3 Yamanishi 2 Apicella 2 Fontana 1 Wakisaka 1

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Series Other open wheel
Drivers Pedro de la Rosa , Masahiko Kondo , Tora Takagi , Marc Goossens , Toshio Suzuki , Hidetoshi Mitsusada , Ralph Firman , Eiichi Tajima , Satoshi Motoyama , Juichi Wakisaka , Takuya Kurosawa , Masami Kageyama , Marco Apicella , Tetsuya Tanaka , Masahiko Kageyama , Akira Iida , Tetsuji Tamanaka , Kaneishi Katsutomo , Esteban Tuero , Norberto Fontana