Energetic driving ahead of Le Mans test and race
F.C.C. TSR Honda France's policy is to run the team with the most test runs in the world in order to become world champion again. On January 18, Takahashi started 2021 with his third test to the TSR-EWC Endurance specification and his second at Suzuka.
The first session started at 10:30am, and the track temperature was 9 degrees. Takahashi ran 12 laps on the soft tyres, consistently clocking 2 minutes and 10 seconds. As the track temperature rose to 16 degrees Celsius, he switched to medium tyres for the second session, and had to return to the pits due to machine trouble, but this was resolved by the time the third session started. However, it was resolved by the time the third session started, and with the track temperature at 4 degrees Celsius, the team switched to soft tyres again for the third session, where they were able to run in the 2'9" range.
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