It was back-to-back wins for Yoshihide Muroya as he earned a double repeat with consecutive wins in a season to say high spot general.
The Czech Republic had a pair of pilots on the rostrum for the primary time ever with Petr Kopfstein and Martin Sonka in second and third.
Muroya’s Remaining 4 time of 55.288 was a convincing 0.558 of a second forward of Kopfstein, who earned his career-first podium in solely his second World Championship season.
In the meantime, Sonka, earned third for his second podium inserting of the 12 months.
The outcome escalated the drama of an already thrilling season as Muroya edged forward of Sonka within the standings to take the highest of the general leaderboard for the primary time in his profession, with two race wins to 1 triumph for the Czech pilot.
Nonetheless, they’re tied within the factors standings at 30 every because the eight-race World Championship heads towards its midpoint with the fourth cease in Budapest, Hungary on 1-2 July.
“We’re actually pleased to win once more in Chiba, and I need to thank all people right here in Japan for his or her assist. I had some luck, however ultimately a few of the different pilots made errors,” mentioned Muroya, whose earlier 2017 win was on the April cease in San Diego.
“Now we have one other 5 races, so we have to proceed as we’re doing. Our staff setup is kind of good, and we should follow the identical techniques, stick with the plan and go ahead as regular to win extra races.”
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Outcomes Grasp Class Chiba 2017:1. Yoshihide Muroya (JPN), 2. Petr Kopfstein (CZE), 3. Martin Šonka (CZE), 4. Matthias Dolderer (GER), 5. Michael Goulian (USA), 6. Matt Corridor (AUS), 7. Pete McLeod (CAN), 8. Kirby Chambliss (USA), 9. Mikaël Brageot (FRA), 10. Juan Velarde (ESP), 11. François Le Vot (FRA), 12. Peter Podlunšek (SLO), 13. Nicolas Ivanoff (FRA), 14. Cristian Bolton (CHI)
World Championship standings after three races:1. Yoshihide Muroya (JPN) 30 pts, 2. Martin Šonka (CZE) 30 pts, 3. Matthias Dolderer (GER) 23 pts, 4. Petr Kopfstein (CZE) 17 pts, 5. Pete McLeod (CAN) 14 pts, 6. Michael Goulian (USA) 14 pts, 7. Juan Velarde (ESP) 13 pts, 8. Peter Podlunšek (SLO) 12 pts, 9. Kirby Chambliss (USA) 10 pts, 10. Nicolas Ivanoff (FRA) 10 pts, 11. Matt Corridor (AUS) 8 pts, 12. Cristian Bolton (CHI) 4 pts, 13. Mikaël Brageot (FRA) 4 pts, 14. François Le Vot (FRA) 3 pts
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