Franco-Argentine racer Fenestraz scored a veryfirst win in his 3rd season in the Japanese single-seater series in a tactical fight, assisted by certifying 2nd and outdragging poleman Tomoki Nojiri on the run down to Turn 1 at the start.
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The space inbetween he and champion leader Nojiri has diminished to 24 points with 5 races staying, beginning this weekend at Fuji Speedway.
While conscious that he can’t manage any more non-scores listbelow a brake issue in the 2nd round of the season at Fuji Speedway in April, Fenestraz feels that his race speed is strong sufficient to permit him to sustain his title quote.
“Normally I attempt not to appearance at the champion, however after my win I understand the space now and we are rather close,” Fenestraz informed Motorsport.com.
Sacha Fenestraz, KONDO RACING
Photo by: Masahide Kamio
“We can’t manage any more errors, since we currently had one no with the brake failure in Round 2. If something like that occurs to Nojiri, that will permit us to close the space. I do believe we can battle for it, however there’s still a long method to go.
“It’s insane to believe we have a opportunity, however that’s the truth. I desire to keep pressing the group a lot, duetothefactthat it’s working well, everybody is pressing in the right instructions.
“If we wear’t have any more mechanical problems, I believe we do have a shot at it.”
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Fenestraz nevertheless warned that he and Kondo Racing needto enhance their certifying efficiencies to be specific of being able to difficulty Nojiri, who hasactually banked 12 benefit points with 4 pole positions in a row.
While the 22-year-old was Nojiri’s closest competitor at Sugo, the deficit inbetween the set stood at over 3 tenths, proving how much work there is to do.
“We do require to shot and match the certifying rate of Nojiri, duetothefactthat 3 points for pole is a lot and it can make the distinction,” confessed Fenestraz.
“Also since Japan has narrow tracks and it’s tough to surpass, otherthan at Fuji. If I didn’t make a excellent start at Sugo and Nojiri had led into Turn 1, I wear’t think we would have won.
“On race rate we are morepowerful and we can usage that as an benefit, however I believe we requirement to discover the one-lap speed to be on pole at locations like Motegi and Suzuka, duetothefactthat there if you start from pole and you make a excellent begin, that can be it.”