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16 Oct - 17 Oct
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Fenestraz stands by early slick call despite spin

Sacha Fenestraz maintains his decision to switch to slick tyres early in last weekend’s Motegi Super Formula race was the right thing to do, despite his spin.

How Otsu ended a Red Bull losing streak dating back to Gasly

Prior to last weekend's Motegi round, it had been four years since Mugen’s Red Bull-liveried #15 car won a Super Formula race. Here’s how unheralded rookie Hiroki Otsu managed to do what his more esteemed predecessors couldn’t.

Calderon's Super Formula comeback plagued by throttle issues

Tatiana Calderon has revealed her comeback Super Formula race last weekend at Motegi was plagued by throttle issues, which she suspects contributed to her race-ending crash.

Yamamoto takes blame for Hirakawa incident: "I lost focus" Motegi II
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Yamamoto takes blame for Hirakawa incident: "I lost focus"

Outgoing Super Formula champion Naoki Yamamoto has taken the blame for the crash that took he and Ryo Hirakawa out of Sunday's Motegi race, admitting he "lost focus" on his rival due to another incident up ahead.

Nojiri admits to "inferiority complex" after taking SF title Motegi II
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Nojiri admits to "inferiority complex" after taking SF title

Newly-crowned Super Formula champion Tomoki Nojiri has admitted he has felt an "inferiority complex" for much of his career owing to a lack of title success prior to this season.

Motegi Super Formula: Nojiri seals title, Otsu wins race Motegi II
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Motegi Super Formula: Nojiri seals title, Otsu wins race

Mugen Honda driver Tomoki Nojiri wrapped up the 2021 Super Formula title with a fifth place finish at Motegi, as teammate Hiroki Otsu clinched his maiden race victory.

Nojiri wants to have race 'worthy of a champion' at Motegi Motegi II
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Nojiri wants to have race 'worthy of a champion' at Motegi

Super Formula points leader Tomoki Nojiri says he wants to put on a performance in Sunday's Motegi race befitting of a champion, as he seeks to wrap up the title with a race to spare.

Hirakawa was "too slow" with Motegi qualifying tyre call

Ryo Hirakawa believes he made the right call to switch to wet tyres following his Q2 elimination in qualifying for this weekend's Motegi Super Formula round, but concedes his Impul team was "too slow" to decide.

Motegi Super Formula: Tyre gamble propels Otsu to first pole

Mugen Honda driver Hiroki Otsu scored his first Super Formula pole position for this weekend's penultimate round of the season at Motegi after opting for slick tyres on a drying track.

Nakajima "half happy" about Alesi's success in his absence Motegi II
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Nakajima "half happy" about Alesi's success in his absence

Kazuki Nakajima says he was "half happy" to see his TOM'S Super Formula replacement Giuliano Alesi perform well in his absence as he returns to the cockpit this weekend at Motegi.

Fenestraz braced for tough comeback Super Formula races

Sacha Fenestraz says he is under no illusions as to the scale of the challenge he faces on his return to Super Formula action this weekend at Motegi after nine months away from the series.

Fenestraz set for Super Formula return after visa breakthrough Motegi II
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Fenestraz set for Super Formula return after visa breakthrough

Sacha Fenestraz is finally set to return to Super Formula action for next month’s penultimate round of the season at Motegi after being issued a Japanese visa.

Nakajima to make Super Formula return at Motegi Motegi II
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Nakajima to make Super Formula return at Motegi

Kazuki Nakajima will make his first Super Formula return in next month's penultimate round of the season at Motegi, with Giuliano Alesi set to focus solely on his Super Formula Lights commitments.

Kobayashi set for Super Formula return next month

Kamui Kobayashi will make his first Super Formula appearance of the year in next month's penultimate round of the season at Motegi, his KCMG team has clarified.