Joshua stopped the clock at 2:07.649s on his ninth lap out on track. Championship leader Hiroki Ono clocked in second fastest with 2:07.818s followed by Hikari Okubo in third with 2:08.105s.
"I really like this track as it is a very fast track. The track conditions did not affect us much as, by the time we went out for our practice, the track had dried up and the only wet patches left were outside of the racing line. I hope to stay on top of the timesheets for the rest of the weekend," said Hook.