Naoto Matsukura has won the opening A-Main at the 1:12 World Championships in Beijing. After shadowing Top Qualifier Marc Rheinard for 3-minutes, the former champion went to the front as the defending champion got sideways right in front of the drivers stand. With Rheinard then left to fend off Sobue, the touring car team-mates coming together, it was clear that the German was struggling. With Sobue eventually getting through, Rheinard would drop to fifth by the end of the 8-minutes with Hideo Kitazawa getting through for third as well as Keven Hebert. An inspection of his Yokomo afterwards would find the diff had broken in Rheinard’s car.
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