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Mixed fortunes for WTCR wildcards

2019-10-27T01:31:31+02:00October 27th, 2019|2019, WTCR JVCKENWOOD Race of Japan 2019|

Japanese wildcards Ritomo Miyata and Ryuichiro Tomita experienced mixed fortunes when they started a WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO race for the first time at Suzuka yesterday.

While Tomita completed Race 1 of the JVCKENWOOD-backed event in P20, fellow Audi Team Hitotsuyama driver Miyata stopped with a paddle-shift issue on hi RS 3 LMS.

It was a particularly frustrating outcome for Miyata, who lined up fifth on the grid following a superb display in Friday’s rain-hit First Qualifying.

Afterwards Tomita said: “My first experience of WTCR [showed] it was really hard racing. For me it was not a happy or good race, but I learnt a lot and maybe tomorrow I hope will be happy for us and we will still be fighting.”