Hirakawa perplexed by Motegi qualifying struggles

Impul driver Hirakawa came to Motegi confident of scoring a third win in succession at the track following his 2019 and ’20 victories, but struggled for pace from the get-go on Saturday.
In the final segment of qualifying, he ended up a full 0.666 seconds shy of poleman Tomoki Nojiri, but was also some four tenths slower than Impul teammate Yuhi Sekiguchi in P2.
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