Yokomo – Naoto Matsukura wins 1/12th Japanese National Championship

Team Yokomo driver Naoto Matsukura wins his first 1/12th scale Japanese National Championship! At just 14 years old!!

At the JMRCA 1/12 On-Road Nationals, held over 3 days from 9/28 to 9/30 at Yatabe Arena, Team Yokomo’s young hope Naoto Matsukura put in a dominating performance by setting the fastest time in qualifying, and winning all 3 rounds of the finals. An incredible feat, as this was his first time competing in a Nationals for this class. History was also made as he became the youngest driver to ever win the prestigious event.

Fellow Team Yokomo driver Masami Hirosaka, who has traditionally dominated this class with an astonishing win record, had a difficult race as this race took place right after the World Championships. Despite this, he fought through to finish in 2nd behind Naoto Matsukura to complete a 1-2 finish!

Both ran the RC-12L4Y.

Matsukura and Hirosaka were both powered by the new Yokomo motor co-developed with Reedy, the ZERO WORLD MAX M5 9-Turn, and Yokomo Peak-Matched X4200IBWC batteries. Matsukura’s ESC of choice was the Yokomo VFS1 Competition II Masami Model ESC, while Hirosaka chose the GM-SX12WM. Both ran Yokomo L-Rubber Firm(front) and L-Rubber Soft(Rear) tires.

Source : Yokomo

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