After a chaotic meeting in Silverstone last week, the iRacing Road Pro Series made it’s way from the UK right around the globe to the Land of The Rising Sun, Japan. The fourth round of the series would see 32 drivers tackle 53 laps of the renowned Suzuka International Circuit, a track loved and revered by many, with tricky low speed chicanes and hairpins, along with high speed elevation change and long meandering corners.
Alex Sadler would be using his drop round this week, as he could not attend the race, leaving Josh Thompson and Adam Tierney frontlining the Radicals Online campaign for this race. After the two lap qualifying session, Josh would find himself being 12th on the grid for the lights, with Adam making his 2nd iRPS appearance beginning his race from 26th.
“It was a good event overall. My best qualifying of the season, still could have been a lot better due to a lock up in the final chicane. Starting P12, involved in a few battles which caused me to take on 14x out of 15 by lap 19 which was not ideal so just paced myself and brought it home in P11. Great for the championship as it puts me in P10 not far away from the places above. Looking forward to the next race at COTA”
In the end, Josh took home P11, giving him a good round, that will surely benefit his campaign in getting a WCS License. Fortune would not be for both cars this week though, with Adam unfortunately retiring from the race mid race after an incident. We’re still looking forward to COTA however, which will take place this coming Saturday at the same time (1:30pm UTC). Be sure to catch the Suzuka race coverage too presented by RaceSpot TV by clicking here.
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