Starting from 2nd position on the A-final grid, Masami Hirosaka
makes use of the awesome power and runtime of his batteries to pilot his BD past Atsushi Hara, finishing 1st and posting the fastest A-final time of 28L 8:10.853.
, reknown for his
1/12th scale prowess, finished on top of the qualifying order this day, but was followed closely by 4 other competitors who were within a mere 1.5 seconds of his
time, leaving little to no room for mistakes.
Scattered showers on the second day brought in humidity, which seemed to improve the track conditions even further.
A practice round and 3 qualifiers were scheduled this day, and although Hirosaka
set the fastest time in the 3rd round, newly crowned Offroad Japanese National Champion Kimura and other fellow team members raised their pace and moved up the order in round 4.
The highly anticipated 5th and final round of qualifying belonged to Kimura, setting incredible lap times and putting in a fantastic run that would allow him to secure the TQ spot over Hirosaka
Making it into the A-final were Kimura, Hirosaka, Maruyama, Fukuda and Akira Suzuki of Team Yokomo, Kitazawa of Team Futaba, and privateers Sakamoto and Mitsumizo, all of whom used the Associated RC12.
In the first final, Hirosaka
took the lead at the start, and never looked back to take the win.
Capitalizing on Kimura's mistake on the opening lap, Hirosaka
took the lead and extended it to where he
was able to cruise to the finish for the win, and the championship.
Drift How-To Video is now available for download.
Text by Masami Hirosaka
Last year, Masami Hirosaka
used Yokomo L-rubber Soft in the rear, and L-rubber Medium in the front.
Both were pre-mounted on Yokomo wheels.
Last year, Masami
used a 10-turn, while the Suzuki brothers Hiroshi and Akira used 8-turns.
Masami Hirosaka - Multiple IFMAR World Champion (1/12 Onroad, 1/10 Onroad, Offroad 2WD, Offroad 4WD)
Masami Hirosaka's 2005 Plastic Model & RC Show Report!!
Masami Hirosaka reporting from the Yokomo booth!
Hello everyone, this is Masami Hirosaka
reporting from the 2005 Plastic Model & Radio Control Show, currently being held at the Big Site in the Odaiba district of Tokyo.
As always, the show floor is buzzing with new products.
Driven by Masami Hirosaka
to TQ & win both the 2004-2006 IFMAR World Championships, and 2004 JMRCA All-Japan Nationals.
Release is scheduled for the upcoming All-Japan Nationals. (pdf 1.64MB)
Worlds Report by Masami Hirosaka
The prototypes were prepared for 4 drivers - Hirosaka
, Adachi, Hiroshi Suzuki, and current European Champion, Neil Cragg of England.
In the 1st round of qualifying, Hirosaka
set the 3rd fastest time, backed up by a 1st place run in the 2nd round.
At this point, Hirosaka
held the top spot, with a fairly large gap to 2nd place in the overall standings.
After some mistakes in his
subsequent runs, Hirosaka
dropped a spot to 2nd place in the overall qualifying standings.
In the finals, both Hirosaka and Neil took turns leading the field, with both having really good chances at the win.