The battle between Takumi Fujiwara and Satoshi Omiya is the forty-first battle of Initial D.
Prior to the Battle Edit
During the Battle Edit
At the start of the battle, Omiya is in the lead position. The race continues on, until a point where Omiya speeds up and attempts to evade Takumi. As he does this, he turns his rear view mirror to prevent him from looking behind him, making him susceptible to a surprise attack. During the race, Ryosuke is shown on multiple occasions explaining various topics regarding the battle to Matsumoto and Fumihiro, generally noting Omiya's combat potential and the characteristics of his car. Takumi is able to hold on and eventually catches Omiya off guard with a Blind Attack. Omiya quickly brakes and moves aside to the left lane, as he initially believes that the sudden light came from an oncoming car due to his distraction. Takumi is able to get side by side with Omiya and continues on until a sharp, narrow corner allows Omiya to regain his lead position. Right after retaining his position, his rear wing is promptly damaged by something on the course, knocking it loose and making the car unstable due to the aerodynamics being off balance. Omiya attempts to continue before he spins out due to the aerodynamic imbalance which caused the rear end to suddenly swing out. Takumi barely avoids colliding with Omiya and overtakes, leaving Omiya behind.
After the Battle Edit
The aftermath of the battle is covered in the episode following the one Omiya's battle takes place in. Project D is given two weeks before their next faceoff against Racing Team Katagiri Street Version.
- Never Say Never - Manuel
Arcade Stage 8 RivalSide Info Edit
Story arc: Team 246
Driver: Satoshi Omiya
Car: Mazda Roadster RS (NB8C)
Opponent: Takumi Fujiwara
Team: Project D
Car: Toyota Trueno GT-APEX (AE86)
Mission: Do not get overtaken by Rival
Course: Tsubaki Line
Time of day: Night