Kyosho America have announced that as of Monday November 19th Mark Pavidis will be joining them as a product designer at their Lake Forest, California facility. Pavidis is a two-time World Champion and the reigning IFMAR World Champion in 1/8 Off-Road, and has 18 years of R&D, product development, and design experience that he brings to Kyosho. During his tenure as a Kyosho Factory driver, Pavidis has already been instrumental in the design and testing of certain Kyosho vehicles. Kyosho America’s Marketing Director Steve Pond says,
Having Mark on staff will give us a distinct advantage because he’s raced at the highest level of competition in the world for decades. Not only will he be able to design new products, his considerable racing skill will allow him to test them to the highest limits. Combined with the considerable talents of Gil Losi, Jr., we’re very excited about the possibilities of future products that will result from our newly-formed team.