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AUGUST 2, 2005

Ide wins at Mine

Yuji Ide (Mobilecast Impul) won his second victory of the year in Formula Nippin at the weekend, leading home Italian Ronnie Quintarelli (Kondo) by 15 seconds at the end of a long hot race at Mine. Championship leader Satoshi Motoyama (Arting Impul) was third and remains in a strong position with only three rounds remaining. It was a poor race for the other Europeans with Andre Lotterer (PIAA Nakajima) 10th and with Richard Lyons (DoCoMo Dandelion) and Benoit Treluyer (Mobilecast Impul) failing to finish.

Motoyama now has 36 points to Ide's 28. Lyons is third in the championship with 25.