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Old 09-25-2008, 07:51 AM   #1
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This weekend its the JMRCA Super Expert Touring Nats, held at Yokomo's home track Yatabe Arena.

Probably the last 'major' tarmac race for the top drivers before the Worlds in Thailand in November.

This year the rules have changed so its 5 cells and brushless motors (hence most using 3.5s). Newly crowned 1/8th World Champ Hara has just flown straight back from the USA to attend the race for Hot Bodies/Orion, also in attendance is current ISTC world champ, UK's Andy Moore (HB/Orion) and current European TC champ, Marc Rheinard (TRF/SpeedPassion)

Found some coverage at www.cyclone12-blog.com but its in Japanese so my rough translations don't reveal too much.

Qualifying starts on Friday, I'll see if I can find any other websites with coverage. If anyone has any other details or links or pictures, post them here!!
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Old 09-25-2008, 10:13 AM   #2
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But what kind of japanese new chassis and other equipments will come out:

Tamiya certainly will show it's latest TRF416WE in this race for the promotion of coming soon particular exhibition in the next month

Yokomo is still uncertain if will put out their prototypes, or maybe more private tests to wait until Worlds in Thailand. As the same happened in their Pro10 in '94, victory just in the Worlds debut.

HB should not put any new issues as we saw from the pictures, Cyclone TC is an enough good chassis.

Kyosho will undoubtly put again their TF5 prototypes.

I think Ko will supplying their factory drivers with their latest BMC, hope they will show their great potential against Nosram/LRP domination.

Also to see if will have more brushless motors, not only from foreign makes but waiting to see if is possible from those small japanese factories.
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Old 09-25-2008, 10:55 PM   #3
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anyone else doing coverage?
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Old 09-26-2008, 12:23 AM   #4
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Qualifier Round 1

1st Atsushi Hara (Hooot Boodieeees!!!)
2nd Naoto Matsukura (Yokomo)
3rd Masami Hirosaka (Yokomo)
4th Mark Rheinard (Tamiya)
5th Viktor Wilck (Tamiya)
6th Shinnosuke Adachi (Kyosho)
7th Yoshihiro Yamauchi (Yokomo)
8th Teemu Leino (X-ray)
9th Daisuke Yoshioka (Hooot Boodieeees!)
10th Shinya Kimura (Yokomo)
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What body are they running?
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What body are they running?
HB proto type.
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HB proto type.
Thanks! Got to keep track on this thread now!
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New body
hmmm...looks like Subaru Impreza ish

Man, Hara is on fire lately

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From the Yokomo coverage of the race:

http://translate.google.com/translat...hl=en&ie=UTF-8

順位 Position 名前 Name ポイント Points
Round 1
1 原 篤志 Atsushi Hara ................155
2 松倉 直人 Naoto Matsukura ......... 153
3 広坂 正美 Masami ........ ..............152
4 マーク ライナート Mark Rheinard .. 151
5 ヴィクター ウィルク Victor Wilk .... 149
6 足立 伸之介 Shin Adachi ............. 148
7 山内 雄広 Yoshihiro Yamauchi .... 147
8 ティーム レイノ Leino Teemu ....... 146
9 吉岡 大輔 Daisuke Yoshioka ........ 145
10 木村 心哉 Shinya Kimura ........... 144


and some more info from the HB Cyclone 12 Blog:

http://translate.google.com/translat...-8&sl=ja&tl=en




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HB Impreza body !
& Hara used Andy Moore ver. kit
FR Suspension had different ???
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Wow... This is getting really exciting before IFMAR world...
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Great looking new body from HB too...
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Wonder if TOP Racing sends in any entries in this year's JMRCA Super Expert...
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knew it was coming 5 cells. here locally (oki) the tcs is talking about going to 5 cell as well but just a few weeks ago they were talking allowing brushless also.....ah i hate this wait and see
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