Hi guys. Greetings from Malta.
There seems to be lots of talk of new Yokes, but is there anything to substantiate it.
We all know Masami spent quite a bit of time playing with a prototype just before the Worlds in South Africa, then went for the tried and tested Special MR4.
I agree that the biggest problem is not the car itself. I still reckon that in the right hands the MR4 Special is as competitive as anything. What Yoke need is a bit of publicity - getting more top class drivers to drive Yokes, and yes, as someone else said - encouraging some good club drivers to run Yokes.
You are quite right - Yokes are becoming rare beasts at meetings these days, simply because all the other manufacturers are really pushing whilst Yoke just huddle in Japan.
I think the best example of good PR
is X Ray. The way these guys boast about their car you would think it is winning absolutely everything. In reality it hasn't won one big event. In Europe certainly there only seems to be one driver capable of making the X ray run well, and that is Gilles Groskamp. But then we all know it's Gilles that's good.
I have been playing with both my Yoke and my son's TC3 this summer and I have to say that at the end of the day I feel happier driving the Yoke. It seems just that little bit more in control.
Joe from sunny Malta.