Sports Tokyo’s Takuma Sato Wins Long Beach GP By Richard Mulvihill - April 26, 2013 0 26 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter My pre-race Takuma Sato Interview went well. He did not say much. which I took as a sign that I spoke perfect Japanese. おめでとうございます。 Congratulations to Takuma Sato. The first Japanese driver to win an IndyCar race. Here are some more photos of the Race. My pre-race Takuma Sato Interview went well. He did not say much. which I took as a sign that I spoke perfect Japanese. Takuma on the back of the Pick-up truck driving down the track during the introductions. The girl next to me was screaming “TAKUMA! TAKUMA! TAKUMA! So he kept looking over at me to see who was screaming their lungs out. Takuma ripping past the finish line and down the long curved “Straight away” of the Long Beach street course.