Ex-W Sequence racer and Toyota junior Koyama has been out of open-wheel vehicles since she received final year’s System Regional Eastern title.
This season, she used to be named as the third driver for the Arnage Racing Lexus GT300 group in SUPER GT alongside Igor Fraga and Yuga Furutani, albeit finest making a single speed day out at Fuji, while also participating within the one-rating Toyota GR86/BRZ Cup.
However, leisurely final month it used to be launched that Koyama will seemingly be racing on the successfully-known streets of Macau within the F4 speed that takes plot per week before the principle F3 match, with the strengthen of Arnage title sponsor Anest Iwata.
The 26-year-worn will seemingly be reunited with the Sizable License group that took her to the System Regional title final year, and had the opportunity to take a look at the Tatuus F4-T421 at the Zhuzhou World Circuit in south-central China.
Koyama mentioned she used so that you just can re-acclimatise successfully all the device by the take a look at, although she admits her lack of Macau ride may per chance well well count against her.
“I hadn’t pushed the auto before, so the perform used to be to put collectively the seat and rating extinct to the brakes to allow me to enter Macau feeling utterly ready,” she instructed Motorsport.com.
“Although the seat wasn’t ideal, the take a look at itself used to be basically factual, and I was the fastest of the drivers present. Some drivers from Europe and teams had been absent, so issues may per chance well well alternate after we rating to Macau, but at the second the sensation is de facto factual.
“But due to I’ve never pushed at Macau, when the partitions advance into play, I level-headed don’t know the device far I will be succesful to push with out hitting the guardrails!”
Koyama added that she is aiming to exhaust her first day out in a single-seater in nearly a year as a springboard to rating the step as a lot as F3 sooner or later.
“I’m basically happy to be support in a single seater, it’s the whisper I deserve to discontinuance,” she mentioned.
“This time I’m doing Macau in an F4 automobile, but I basically want to study out riding in F3, so I deserve to exhaust this likelihood so as to step as a lot as F3 sooner or later.”
Among Koyama’s rivals within the Macau F4 races will seemingly be Red Bull junior Arvid Lindblad, System Regional European runner-up Martinius Stenshorne and F1 Academy racer Bianca Bustamante, who now not too long ago joined McLaren’s young driver plot.
The eight-lap qualifying speed takes plot on Sunday morning before the 12-lap critical match, which begins at 1540 native time.