July 7, 2013

Matsukura makes it seven 1/12th titles in a row

Matsukura makes it seven 1/12th titles in a row

The Japanese JMRCA 1/12th scale nationals were held this weekend at the World famous Yatabe Arena. 3-time World Champion Naoto Matsukura was looking for his 7th consecutive 1/12th scale National title having dominated the class in his home country for close to a decade. Qualifying would go the way of the Yokomo driver who would start from pole position ahead of Hideo Kitizawa (Corally) in 2nd. On to the finals and Naoto would not have the best of results in the opening leg, a mistake dropping him down the order eventually recovering to 3rd, while Kitizawa took the win. The 2nd and 3rd final were business as usual for Matsukura and he wrapped up yet another title with Kitizawa taking 2nd spot despite a bad 2nd leg, while Hayato Ishioka (CRC) rounded out the top 3.

Image: Naoto Matsukura


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