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Under the Hood: Atsushi Hara’s Yokomo BD7 2015

Under the Hood: Atsushi Hara’s Yokomo BD7 2015

It’s always a big deal when someone of Atsushi Hara’s level runs something a bit different. Without a main sponsor, the multi-time IFMAR World Champion is free to experiment and test many vehicles on the market and recently drove this Yokomo BD7 2015 version to first place at the recent 2016 Ride Cup. The IFMAR EP Touring Car World Championships are this year it will be interesting to see what his car choice will be.

Hara always keeps his cars immaculate and in perfect condition. Although not taped in yet, you can see him using an LRP full sized LiPo pack with 4mm bullet connectors.

Hara always keeps his cars immaculate and in perfect condition. Although not taped in yet, you can see him using an LRP full sized LiPo pack with 4mm bullet connectors.

The rear end of the Yokomo BD7 2015. Notice the small line on the shock collars. Like many racers, Hara uses this mark to keep track of how many times the collars are twisted so that the shocks match from side to side.

The rear end of the Yokomo BD7 2015. Notice the small line on the shock collars. Like many racers, Hara uses this mark to keep track of how many times the collars are twisted so that the shocks match from side to side.

The car is outfitted with a Futaba shorty servo, and LRP Flow speed control with large fan. You can just see his personal transponder strategically installed on the side of the receiver. And how about that trick carbon fiber set-up board?

The car is outfitted with a Futaba shorty servo, and LRP Flow speed control with large fan. You can just see his personal transponder strategically installed on the side of the receiver. And how about that trick carbon fiber set-up board?

CVAs, lightened outdrives and pistons and shafts lined up and organized ready for installation.

CVAs, lightened outdrives and pistons and shafts lined up and organized ready for installation.

The rear spur area of the car. Hara uses a gear diff in the back while the front gets a spool.

The rear spur area of the car. Hara uses a gear diff in the back while the front gets a spool.

Updated: August 10, 2016 — 1:04 PM
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