The iconic Fuji Speedway played host to the delayed Race 1 of the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli Japan, postponed due to poor weather conditions the day before. Yudai Uchida, the sole competitor in the Trofeo Pirelli class, stayed on Eric Lo's tail on the opening lap; however, he soon extended his lead, claiming his third victory of the season.
Trofeo Pirelli Am. In the first of two races staged on the slopes of Mount Fuji Kazuyuki Yamaguchi snatched first place from Lo on the third lap and maintained his unwavering pace to the finish line.
In the Coppa Shell class, Michael Choi, who started third on the grid, overtook the top spot on the second lap, keeping it for the full thirty minutes to take his inaugural win.
Meanwhile, Masato Yoneoka drove a methodical race in the Coppa Shell am class, securing his fourth success of the year.