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Atsushi Hara Leaving HB-HPI

Old 08-16-2013, 08:30 AM
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Originally Posted by ~McSmooth~ View Post
Ciccarello just donated 3 pints of blood, 2 pints of plasma, sold his lawnmower, his wife's car, and a broken record player to get Hara to run OnPoint for 3 months.

He tried to donate to the local fertility clinic to get Hara for an extra month, but the doctors told Chicky his DNA was only worth $16.50.
LOL....Chicky prob did that but it was for Serpent! He doenst own On-point any longer and is running all serpent products

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Old 08-16-2013, 08:38 AM
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I thought the way he signed his press release was telling. He managed to sneak "pro driver" in there twice. Sending a message to HPI?

Professional RC Pro Driver Atsushi Hara
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How cool would it be to see him wheelin' an Awesomatic ! .......
Races will cease to be interesting probably because the winner will be known in advance.
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Originally Posted by Oleg Babich View Post
Races will cease to be interesting probably because the winner will be known in advance.
I hope you have deep pockets ~
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What about team Amain?? He already runs there protek line, if he goes full Amain then he can run whatever they carry!!! And I think they have the budget to fit him in...
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Old 08-16-2013, 09:09 AM
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Limited Edition Hara pink Xray t4 14 sounds nice to me!!
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Old 08-16-2013, 09:18 AM
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Old 08-16-2013, 09:21 AM
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Yeah, Hobao, A-Main I'm sure will carry that car, as long as he is with A-main he can run any car, it just have a huge A-main decal on the side instead of the Man. decal.
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Doesn't make sense. Amain doesn't make cars so how would Hara improve their sales? Why would they pay him to run a Durango, Xray or Mugen or whatever when Durango, Xray, Mugen can pay him and either way, they still sell kits?
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The only downfall I can see with the A main theory is the lack for full factory support. A factory race team is not going to send him the new stuff to run if he is not under contract with them I do not believe. Especially if he decided to run for A main alone and had a yokomo, an xray, etc in his arsenal. It would pretty much eliminate his factory support on new stuff I would think. I know it is Hara after all so that may not hold true for him!

But I know if I was the owner of a company im not sending anyone anything I have that I think is "The" next car for my company or ground breaking if they are not under contract to run my car exclusively. Thats just my opinion though.

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What about Tamiya? Drop Victor and Jilles and pick up Hara?
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Old 08-16-2013, 09:30 AM
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it will have to be a large company. pretty sure Hara is the highest paid driver in RC....by a large margin.
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Originally Posted by b-man777 View Post
Hey all: This is surprising news but it's Asushi Hara he will drive just as well with whatever brand(s) he chooses to go with. Also with Jesse Robbers Josh Alton Ty Tessman who only signed a one year deal deal for 2013 and now Hara where does this leave Hpi/HB at least on the racing side? Thanks
alton is at AE..Not sure whats up with jesse robbers? I use to see him at the socal tracks testing about a year ago?he has not been racing.. Maybe just in office designing? also where is shin? thought he moved to socal to work at hpi?
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No team will drop drivers that have been with them for a while just to grab someone like Hara. More then likely some company who want a larger push in a class will grab him for that class or for many classes.
I could honestly see him signing with a few smaller companies. He has always like takinga underdog car to the winners circle. When the Pro 3 came out it wasnt the greatest car on the planet but with his help it became a compeative car.
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Originally Posted by Oleg Babich View Post
Races will cease to be interesting probably because the winner will be known in advance.

can't argue with that .... lol
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