During the second round of the Japanese SuperGT 500 championship, the driver Mitsunori Takaboshi, in a Nissan Z, is the protagonist of a violent accident while trying to avoid a slower car. The car is damaged, but the 29-year-old is well protected
Spectacular accident at Fuji International Speedway during the second round of the Japanese SuperGT championship, Wednesday 4 May 2022. Protagonist Mitsunori Takaboshi, at the wheel of his Nissan Z GT500 number 3, fighting for the first position, who in an attempt to “discard” a car slower on the central straight he lost control of the car, crashing into the barriers at full speed. Despite the violence of the impact, the 29-year-old driver has not sustained any fractures, and is doing well.
During the second round of the 2022 SuperGT season, staged on the Fuji track, on the occasion of the awaited “Golden Week” – a festive spring week -, on lap 59 a trio of drivers were fighting for the top position : Sekiguchi in the # 39 Toyota Supra, Takaboshi second in the Nissan Z, and Miyata third in the # 37 Honda Nsx. number 50 of Takeshi Suehiro, proceeded at low speed on the right of the track: to understand the reason why he was at that point with such a slow pace … Arriving near this car, in an attempt to avoid it, Takaboshi – noticing the MC86 only at the last moment – he attempted to swerve to the left to avoid the obstacle, losing control of the Nissan Z and crashing into the guardrail.
The official car of the team, the Nissan Z number 3 (Nddp) that Takaboshi shares with Katsumasa Chiyo (on the “sister” car signed Nismo with Motul Autech colors, the number 23, runs the Veronese Ronnie Quintarelli paired with Tsugio Matsuda) , following the very violent impact suffered heavy damage, but the safety cell adequately protected the driver born in 1993. So much so that Takaboshi, in the climate of silence that muffled the stands, got out of the car without suffering any fracture, like the tests carried out in the hospital confirmed. A spectacular accident, fortunately (and above all by virtue of the technical level reached by the Japanese series cars) without serious consequences for the protagonist. Takaboshi, who has been racing in the SuperGT since 2015, remains under observation at the hospital at the time of writing, but he is fine and has shown himself to be smiling in welcoming the teammates who have visited him.
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