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Sunday, 14-07-2019 Fuji, JapanCircuit TCR Japan

Double podium for Matsumoto

Strong weekend in Fuji, Japan

Successful weekend for the Golf GTI TCR drivers at round three of TCR Japan in Fuji: Takeshi Matsumoto (J) of the RT Wakayama team finished on the podium in both races. Matsumoto coped best with the wet track and actually took the lead in race one. However, after a fierce battle towards the end of the race, he could do nothing to prevent Yu Kanamaru (J, Honda) passing and ultimately came home second.

Race two featured a reverse grid, with Matsumoto missing out on the pole by just 0.045 seconds. The Japanese driver defended second place for almost the entire race, but was passed shortly before the finish by Shuji Maejima (J, Alfa). As such, he had to settle for third place. Fellow Volkswagen driver Shogo Mitsuyama (J) from the Green Brave team followed him home in fourth place. Kanamaru tops the overall standings in TCR Japan, followed closely by Volkswagen drivers Mitsuyama and Matsumoto.