Honda junior Kimura snatches Super Formula Lights title
B-Max driver Kimura had a strong weekend at the Motegi round, winning the opening race and setting the fastest lap. His championship rival, TOM’S driver Taira, finished fourth, narrowing the gap between them to just one point. Kimura secured the championship by finishing second in the final race, with Taira behind him. This makes Kimura the first Honda junior to win the title in the Super Formula Lights era. Kimura’s success may lead to a chance to participate in the post-season test for Super Formula, although his full-time seat for next season is uncertain. Meanwhile, Super Formula Lights has confirmed the use of a new one-make turbo engine developed by TOM’S starting from the 2024 season, which is expected to reduce running costs.