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  • September 22, 2015 : P3 in Sugo!

    After a tough Suzuka race we were finally back in good shape in Sugo. Starting from P5, we could achieve our second podium position of the year. Unfortunately it was not the top spot like in Fuji, but nevertheless a nice result for us. I took the start and immediately realised that our car balance was very good in the race and we had one of the fastest car on that day. But just speed is not everything at this very tight circuit.

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  • September 9, 2015 : Driving on the Edge (DOE V2)

    I made a quick trip to the UK this week for some meetings and to receive the first Hard Back copies of the 2nd Edition of Driving on the Edge in English.

    What’s different to the 1st Edition? I have updated the braking section with one new technique to counter snap oversteer at corner entries and added more details regarding circuit preparation. Other than that there are some different pictures and graphs in it.

    As a driver (even at my age!), I am still learning every time I get in a racing car and I hope that you can continue to learn from this book as well.

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  • September 2, 2015 : Suzuka 1000k Race

    After winning the last race in Fuji we had to carry some weight ballast for the Suzuka race. Daiki did a good lap in qualifying but unfortunately we couldn't make it to Q2 and had to settle for P11. The grid position really doesn't matter for a long race like that, so we were still full of hope for the race.
    But on race day it was raining, so that wasn't really what we had hoped for our strategy. Nevertheless we were eager to get some points at least.

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  • August 10, 2015 : Super GT Fuji R4

    It was a nice comeback for me to the Super GT Championship with victory at Fuji. For a long time I was waiting for that day as I have not won in a long time in this championship. Last year in Thailand we were almost there, but had to settle for 2nd after some trouble hit us. This win in Fuji is very well deserved for the whole Kondo Racing Team and the super hard working Yokohama Tire team.
    We qualified in P6 after I made some small mistakes in Q2 in sector 3, so we knew that the car had more speed and were looking forward to a strong result.

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  • July 27, 2015 : Super GT 2015

    The first half of the 2015 season I spent testing and racing all around the world, including the N24 with Nismo and the Le Mans 24h. Now I'm back in Japan for the remainder of the Super GT season. Yesterday I tested in Sugo for the first time after a long absence. While I was away the pace of the cars has increased significantly, so I was a bit worried to get to grips with it at first. Improved downforce and engine power combined with continuous tire development have brought the Nissan GT-R's victory at the last two rounds, and lap times down even further.

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