December 5, 2022

Kaino & Kato crowned Japanese 1:10 Offroad Champions

Returning after a 3-year break, the JMRCA All Japan Championships for 1:10 Offroad took place over the weekend where Yokomo’s Yui Kaino and Team AJ/Team  Associated driver Kouki Kato where crowned the 2022 Champions.  Racing at the RC Park Gojo, in 2WD qualifying it was Kaino who secured the overall TQ as he was fastest in the opening two of the three rounds.  Topping Q3, double defending champion Yuusuke Sugiura would secure second on the grid with the Xray of Shoya Yamazaki lining up 3rd.  4WD qualifying saw three different drivers post TQ runs but setting the fastest outright time in Q3 it was Kato who was Top Qualifier.  Behind, having topped Q2, Kaino would line-up second with Sugiura, fastest in Q1, P3 on the grid.  In the finals Kaino won the opening two 2WD encounters to secure his first Japanese National title with the A3 win giving Sugiura second ahead of Kato.  In 4WD, Kato would convert the TQ into overall victory with wins in A1 & 2.  Winning A3, Kaino took second overall with Sugiura completing the podium.

Image: Yui Kaino [Facebook]


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