August 4, 2013

Naoto Matsukura retains JMRCA touring car title

Naoto Matsukura retains JMRCA touring car title

The 2013 JMRCA Touring Car National Championships were held this weekend at the Wangan Circuit under rain affected conditions. Qualifying would go the way of Yokomo super star Naoto Matsukura just beating out team mate Hayato Matsuzaki who put in a stellar performance following a year off racing. Tamiya team driver Akio Sobue rounded out the top 3 with Nagashima 4th and Thai driver Meen Vejrak in 5th. In the finals it was a close affair in Leg 1 with the top 3 covered by 3 seconds with Naoto winning from Hayato with Akio 3rd. The second leg was a repeat for Yokomo pairing, Naoto taking the win and wrapping up the overall title with Meen V taking 3rd. Leg 3 was a repeat of the first leg with Sobue taking 3rd to wrap up the final podium position behind Matsuzaki with 2nd overall and Matsukura in 1st, the 3-time World Champion taking his 3rd consecutive National touring car title.

Source: Yokomo []


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