When we arrived in Japan from China on Wednesday afternoon we went straight to the track to get some testing.
The 4X car worked well, but the track was very technical and many drivers on the track at the same time. My 4X car worked pretty good and I could get up to pace quickly.
On the next day we improved on setup and I was fastest with Meen (yokomo). On last day of practice they removed the chicane on the straight. I was still fast with similar lap times as Volker and Meen (yokomo).
On Saturday morning the temperature was completely changed, it was colder and there was no grip on the track. I could not set same lap times in practice even though other drivers could. I struggle all qualifying only setting 6-7 position result that qualified me on 9th. overall only.
We really could not get enough steering and grip from the 4X car at these colder conditions and lacked time / heats to try more different set-ups. We need to go back to Yatabe more often to find out 😉
It was great being in Japan again and meet the Serpent drivers and distributor again. We will be back !
Thanks to all my sponsors and the AOC for organising the race.