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Gallery: Super Formula presses on with Fuji test

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Gallery: Super Formula presses on with Fuji test
Mar 25, 2020, 11:31 AM

With the rest of the motorsport world on hold amid the global coronavirus pandemic, Super Formula provided fans with some rare on-track action this week at Fuji Speedway as pre-season testing began.

Even though Japan's premier single-seater series has not been totally spared the COVID-19-induced disruption seen in other championships across the world, Super Formula opted to hold what was originally supposed to be its second pre-season test on schedule on Tuesday and Wednesday under clear skies.

Despite previous indications to the contrary, fans were permitted to watch the action, but were denied access to the paddock, while extra precautions were taken to minimise any health risks for the drivers, teams and other personnel present.

Impul driver Ryo Hirakawa set the fastest lap across the two-day test, his time of 1m20.677s in his #20 Toyota-powered SF19 putting him ahead of a bunch of Honda runners.

A second two-day test at Suzuka, which had been postponed from its original date in early March, is due to take place next week on April 3-4.

Currently, the season is due to commence at Autopolis in mid-May, but there are growing doubts in the paddock as to whether the race will be able to go ahead on schedule.

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Juri Vips, TEAM MUGEN

Juri Vips, TEAM MUGEN
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Sergio Sette Camara, Buzz Racing with B-MAX

Sergio Sette Camara, Buzz Racing with B-MAX
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Nirei Fukuzumi(DOCOMO TEAM DANDELION RACING)

Nirei Fukuzumi(DOCOMO TEAM DANDELION RACING)
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Tomoki Nojiri, TEAM MUGEN

Tomoki Nojiri, TEAM MUGEN
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Sho Tsuboi, P.MU/CERUMO・INGING

Sho Tsuboi, P.MU/CERUMO・INGING
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Tatiana Calderon, ThreeBond DRAGO CORSE

Tatiana Calderon, ThreeBond DRAGO CORSE
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Tatiana Calderon, ThreeBond DRAGO CORSE

Tatiana Calderon, ThreeBond DRAGO CORSE
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Sergio Sette Camara, Buzz Racing with B-MAX

Sergio Sette Camara, Buzz Racing with B-MAX
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Tatiana Calderon, ThreeBond DRAGO CORSE

Tatiana Calderon, ThreeBond DRAGO CORSE
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Tadasuke Makino, TCS NAKAJIMA RACING

Tadasuke Makino, TCS NAKAJIMA RACING
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Yokohama Tyre

Yokohama Tyre
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Yuji Kunimoto, carrozzeria Team KCMG

Yuji Kunimoto, carrozzeria Team KCMG
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Kazuya Oshima, Rookie Racing

Kazuya Oshima, Rookie Racing
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Kazuki Nakajima, VANTELIN TEAM TOM’S

Kazuki Nakajima, VANTELIN TEAM TOM’S
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Nirei Fukuzumi, DOCOMO TEAM DANDELION RACING

Nirei Fukuzumi, DOCOMO TEAM DANDELION RACING
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Sacha Fenestraz, KONDO RACING

Sacha Fenestraz, KONDO RACING
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Sergio Sette Camara, Buzz Racing with B-MAX

Sergio Sette Camara, Buzz Racing with B-MAX
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Ryo Hirakawa, ITOCHU ENEX TEAM IMPUL

Ryo Hirakawa, ITOCHU ENEX TEAM IMPUL
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Ryo Hirakawa, ITOCHU ENEX TEAM IMPUL

Ryo Hirakawa, ITOCHU ENEX TEAM IMPUL
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Tatiana Calderon, ThreeBond DRAGO CORSE

Tatiana Calderon, ThreeBond DRAGO CORSE
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Ryo Hirakawa, ITOCHU ENEX TEAM IMPUL

Ryo Hirakawa, ITOCHU ENEX TEAM IMPUL
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Sacha Fenestraz, KONDO RACING

Sacha Fenestraz, KONDO RACING
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Ryo Hirakawa, ITOCHU ENEX TEAM IMPUL

Ryo Hirakawa, ITOCHU ENEX TEAM IMPUL
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Kenta Yamashita, KONDO RACING

Kenta Yamashita, KONDO RACING
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Naoki Yamamoto, DOCOMO TEAM DANDELION RACING

Naoki Yamamoto, DOCOMO TEAM DANDELION RACING
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Nick Cassidy, VANTELIN TEAM TOM’S

Nick Cassidy, VANTELIN TEAM TOM’S
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Juri Vips, TEAM MUGEN

Juri Vips, TEAM MUGEN
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Ryo Hirakawa, ITOCHU ENEX TEAM IMPUL

Ryo Hirakawa, ITOCHU ENEX TEAM IMPUL
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Hiroaki Ishiura, P.MU/CERUMO・INGING

Hiroaki Ishiura, P.MU/CERUMO・INGING
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Toshiki Oyu, TCS NAKAJIMA RACING

Toshiki Oyu, TCS NAKAJIMA RACING
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Toshiki Oyu, TCS NAKAJIMA RACING

Toshiki Oyu, TCS NAKAJIMA RACING
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Yuhi Sekiguchi, ITOCHU ENEX TEAM IMPUL

Yuhi Sekiguchi, ITOCHU ENEX TEAM IMPUL
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Nirei Fukuzumi, Dandelion

Nirei Fukuzumi, Dandelion
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Toshiki Oyu, TCS NAKAJIMA RACING

Toshiki Oyu, TCS NAKAJIMA RACING
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Charles Milesi, B-MAX Racing with motopark

Charles Milesi, B-MAX Racing with motopark
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