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Old 02-19-2004, 04:53 PM   #1081
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Im uploading 5 videos i made on the preworlds 200mm track here down in brazil ...

The track was finishing construction last weekend so it was very very dirty ...

At least serve to know the layout hehehehe ...
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Old 02-19-2004, 10:36 PM   #1082
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Well my streak of bad luck continues, on my way home from SoCal I hit a blown truck tire and tore up the front end of my car. Check out eBay item #'s 3177020634 & 3177021123 for some cool stuff...
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Old 02-20-2004, 09:55 AM   #1083
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Randman- Sorry to hear your bad luck. That sucks!!!


Did everybody see that MicroRCShop is selling all Yokomo Gt-4 Parts for 50% off http://66.70.235.59/Merchant2/mercha...ry_Code=gt4_ct is that a sign that Yok is coming out with something new? Or is he just clearing out Yok's??? You would think that if Yok is coming out with something new that you would still carry Gt-4 parts. Maybe some parts are interchangable??? Or is he just having a killer sale.
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Old 02-20-2004, 10:11 AM   #1084
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I havent seen much new stuff from Yokomo just yet, just people doing mods to their current GT4's. I'd guess they are just cleaning out old stuff...
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I think since GT-4s are not as common anymore, it doesn't make sense for someone who has a web based shop to hold on to parts forever. It costs money to have that stuff and if it's not selling, you gotta get rid of it. I think it's been stated that Yokomo will support the GT-4 for a while longer.
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Old 02-20-2004, 10:26 AM   #1086
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I think since GT-4s are not as common anymore, it doesn't make sense for someone who has a web based shop to hold on to parts forever. It costs money to have that stuff and if it's not selling, you gotta get rid of it. I think it's been stated that Yokomo will support the GT-4 for a while longer.
And for quite a while longer, because the GT-4 RTR is the best RTR in the market, and they sell very well, so even if Yokomo does pull out a new nitro car, the GT-4 RTR will be around.
Sounds to me like the shop won't be working with Yokomo and is clearing up stocks.
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Old 02-23-2004, 10:50 PM   #1087
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Well my streak of bad luck continues, on my way home from SoCal I hit a blown truck tire and tore up the front end of my car. Check out eBay item #'s 3177020634 & 3177021123 for some cool stuff...




too bad you have to sell the car before you even had a chance to drive
it. So i guess ill see you at socal since i will be driving a little electric this
year. Anyway You should also try to run the airtronics race at rev if you
have a chance to borrow someones car.
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Old 02-25-2004, 11:28 AM   #1088
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Hi Yokomo Guys,

Well, i had the chance to meet Masami Hirosaka last sunday here in Sao Paulo - Brazil, he came for the preworlds ... i just hope tomorrow and next 4 days we dont receive more rain hehehehe ...

I must say that this guy is a very good person ... sunday and monday he trained on a indoor facility here in Sao Paulo and was testing 2 prototypes ... i had the oportunity to know the car and shoot a film of it runing on the track here but Masami asked me to not shoot pictures of the chassis without the body on cause its a prototype yet ... and they have a couple of chassis and a lot of loose pieces and mount different combinations to test on the track ... well, the car he will run on the preworlds, on my humble opinion its awesome and have many differences over the actual GT4 we all know ...

Masami, as i said, its a great guy, he answer you every single question about setups, the car (gt4 and prototype) , tips for runing and all ... its good to see a professional of this hobby being so open to all people that go close to him and talk about different things ...

I will doing some cover of the event during the 4 days so i hope to post here pictures on a daily basis ...

Cya !!
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Old 02-25-2004, 11:38 AM   #1089
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thats good new keep us updated on the preworlds
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Hi Yokomo Guys,

Well, i had the chance to meet Masami Hirosaka last sunday here in Sao Paulo - Brazil, he came for the preworlds ...

...... sunday and monday he trained on a indoor facility here in Sao Paulo and was testing 2 prototypes ... ........but Masami asked me to not shoot pictures of the chassis without the body because its a prototype yet ........ they have a couple of chassis and a lot of loose pieces and mount different combinations to test on the track ....... The car he will run on the preworlds, on my humble opinion is awesome and has many differences over the actual GT4 we all know ..........

Cya !!
YESSSSS!!!!! Come on Pato, give us some tips on how's the prototype. You are our favorite spy. jajajajajajaja
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I asked Masami about taking pictures of the prototype and he aske me not to (on a gentle way, this guy is a very good person) ... i stayed almost 1.5 hours watching and visually analizing the prototype car he was testing and doing a lot of questions about it and Masami answered all ... i will have the oportunity of being weith him tonight on a indoor track again so i will ask if its possible to publish public information about the prototype here on rctech.net, but i think he will ask not to either ... for us, the Yokomo fanatics i think will be a really good surprise when the new car appears on the market someday in the future cause at least which i saw its AWESOME and very very interesting with a hell of a great performance on track.
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I asked Masami about taking pictures of the prototype and he aske me not to (on a gentle way, this guy is a very good person) ... i stayed almost 1.5 hours watching and visually analizing the prototype car he was testing and doing a lot of questions about it and Masami answered all ... i will have the oportunity of being weith him tonight on a indoor track again so i will ask if its possible to publish public information about the prototype here on rctech.net, but i think he will ask not to either ... for us, the Yokomo fanatics i think will be a really good surprise when the new car appears on the market someday in the future cause at least which i saw its AWESOME and very very interesting with a hell of a great performance on track.
Sounds great!
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Old 02-25-2004, 01:55 PM   #1093
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when do they start qual for the preworlds.
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The official schedule its :


PARTICIPANTS

There will be an IFMAR Pre World Championship for both classes. The two World Championships will consist of a maximum of 56 competitors Combined, 28 competitors for 4WD 235mm class and 28 competitors for 200mm Nitro Touring Car class. If all 28 places are not filled in one class, the remaining unused places in that class become available for the other class. A driver may enter both classes or only one class.

SCHEDULE

The two events will be run concurrently over a period of four (4) days.

Wednesday 25/02
Free practice (non official)

Thursday 26/02:
FREE PRACTICE
Free practice will start on Thursday. The Organiser may optionally allow
competitors to practise before Thursday or at extended hours. Free practice schedule will not normally be changed but may be if, because of
unforeseen circumstances, the Team Managers' Committee votes to do so with approval from the International Jury.

The drivers will run the free practice in groups of 15 drivers. The groups will be organized based on the frequencies chart.

REGISTRATION

Thursday from 08.00 to 18.00 and Friday from 08.00 to 9.00. Final
Deadline for registration: Friday 9.00. IFMAR may authorise later registration at its discretion. When registration of drivers is carried out, each driver will sign a form which states that he accepts, and will abide by, the published rules of the event.

DRIVERS' AND TEAM MANAGERS' MEETINGS

Any drivers' briefings are to be held at the Organiser's discretion when
All drivers must attend.


A Team Managers' Meeting before the start of the first round of
Qualifying heats is compulsory. All Team Managers must attend.

Further Team Managers' Meetings are recommended but are called at the
Organiser's discretion.

TECHNICAL INSPECTION
Will be on Thursday from 08.00 until 18.00 and Friday from 08.00 until
10.00. Drivers or mechanics have to present their cars with bodies,
empty tanks, a bottle of fuel and transmitters.

CONTROLLED PRACTICE


All drivers will have the chance to participate in frequency controlled
practice on Friday. There will be a timed practice for drivers in their
published heats on Friday, ten (10) minute practice heats beginning at
16.00 at 18.00 two (02) rounds
The heat formation will be based on the best round of each driver.


OPENING CEREMONY
An opening ceremony will take place on Friday at 18.00. Competitors will
participate in a welcoming procession. Each national team is asked to
wear similar shirts. A flag and sign bearing the name of each country will be provided by the organiser for each team. At the Opening Ceremony a Concours d'Elegance will be held in two (2) categories for each class. First category will be the best "paint job". Second category will be the best 1/10th scale replica. There will be one (1) trophy for each category.

QUALIFYING HEATS
There will be six (6) qualifying rounds of ten (10) minutes for each
entrant's car, the best number of laps and time of finishing lap, counting for best result. Six(6)rounds of qualifying heats will be run as follows:

27/02 Friday:
9.00 ~ 13:00 three (03) Rounds

Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
200mm Heat 1 9.00 10.15 11.30
200mm Heat 2 9.15 10.30 11.45
200mm Heat 3 9.30 10.45 12.00
200mm Heat 4 9.45 11.00 12.30
235mm Heat 5 10.00 11.15 12.45

13.00 ~ 13.30 Brake Lunch

After round three (3) of qualifying heats, drivers will be re-seeded
within their group for remaining rounds of heats. After re-seeding:

Round 4 Round 5 Round 6
200mm Heat 3 13.45 15.00 16.15
200mm Heat 4 14.00 15.15 16.30
200mm Heat 1 14.15 15.30 16.45
200mm Heat 2 14.30 15.45 17.00
235mm Heat 5 14.45 16.00 17.15

The top four (4) qualifiers in the 235mm class go straight to the 235mm Main Final.
The top four (4) qualifiers in the 200mm class go straight to the 200mm Main Final.


28/02 Saturday: Sub Finals

All sub-finals and final consist of ten (10) drivers. "Christmas Tree".

1/8 final even numbers 46 - 34 odd numbers 45 - 33 *
1/4 final even numbers 32 - 20 odd numbers 31 - 19 *
1/2 final even numbers 18 - 6 odd numbers 17 - 5 **

* First three (3) go forward. Duration twenty (20) minutes.
** First two (2) go to final; then the next two fastest from either
semi-final go to final.
Duration thirty (30) minutes.
The car numbers for the six (6) drivers who moved up from the
semi-finals is based: on the results achieved out of both semi-finals, taking into
account the laps and times only.

Sub Finals
Lower finals from 1/8 to 1/4 for each class to be run over twenty (20) minutes.

1/8 200mm Even starts at 9.00 Odd starts at 9.30

1/4 200mm Even starts at 10.30 Odd starts at 11.00

Lunch break from 11.30 to 12.30

12.30 Tribute ceremony to the participants.

1/2 finals to be run over thirty (30) minutes.

1/2 200mm Even starts at 13.30 Odd starts at 14.20


Practice for direct qualified finalists from 235 classes

235mm 15.00 to 15.20


FINAL: EACH CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL TO BE RUN OVER ONE (1) HOUR

235mm
15.30 Drivers' presentation to the public
15.45 Warm-up Practice
15.48 Trial start
15.50 Start
16.50 End of Race
16.40 Unofficial publication of result
16.00 End of protest time
17.10 Prize ceremony on the track


29/02 Sunday:

Practice for direct qualified finalists from 200mm class

200mm 9.00 to 9.20


10.00 Drivers' presentation to the public
10.15 Warm-up Practice
10.28 Trial start
10.30 Start
11.30 End of the race
11.40 Unofficial publication of result
12.00 End of protest time
12.10 Prize ceremony on the track

Banquet and Awards' presentation to be held on Sunday 19.00 hours. At the conclusion of the Banquet and Awards' presentation, Team Managers will be given a result folder showing the qualification results and the final positions for both classes, as a closing report.
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anyupdates on how masami's car is working?
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