Bruno Coelho has won the opening A-Main at the 1:10 4WD World Championships in Japan however the Top Qualifier’s win over Naoto Matsukura would be controversial. Making a mistake at the tabletop causing his Xray to land off the side of the jump and onto the next section of the track, while he would wait on the chasing pack his rivals felt he should have given position as the error led to him shortcutting the track. Resuming ahead of second place starter Michal Orlowski, Coelho would go on to win the 5-minute encounter by 2.3 second from Matsukura with David Ronnefalk completing the Top 3. Unfortunately for Orlowski he would make a mistake on lap 3 that would drop him to 9th from where he could only recover to 6th.
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