The battle between Keisuke Takahashi vs Atsuro Kawai is the twenty-sixth battle of Initial D.
Prior to the Battle[edit | edit source]
During the Battle[edit | edit source]
Kawai leads, planning to outrun Keisuke; his strategy is cornering at the widest possible angle and increasing speed on straightways. Keisuke criticizes Kawai's driving style as dull and overly simplistic. Eventually, he overtakes Kawai easily.
After the Battle[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- This is one of the only battles which weren't shown fully in Fourth Stage. The other one was FD3S vs Integra DC2.
Music[edit | edit source]
- Power - Go 2
- I Need Your Love - Dave Simon
Arcade Stage 8 RivalSide Info[edit | edit source]
Story arc: Seven Star Leaf
Driver: Atsuro Kawai
Car: Nissan Skyline 25GT-Turbo (ER34)
Opponent: Keisuke Takahashi
Team: Project D
Car: Mazda RX-7 Type R (FD3S)
Mission: Preserve the Steering Gauge
1-ryu Condition: Leave at least 1 Steering Gauge intact
Cho 1-ryu Condition: Leave at least 2 Steering Gauges intact
Course: Momiji Line
Time of day: Night