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Matsukura Gives Roche Its First IFMAR World Championship [VIDEO]

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World Championship podium (left to right): Marc Rheinard/ Yokomo (2nd/TQ), Naoto Matsukura/ Roche (1st), Akio Sobue/ CRC (3rd)

The IFMAR On-Road World Championships is going on right now and the event starts off with 1/12-scale pan car racing, then leads in to touring car. Held in China, the best on-road racers in the world did battle on the technical carpet track, and it was Naoto Matsukura who drove his prototype Roche Rapide 2017 from second spot on the grid to best defending World Champion Marc Rheinard/ Yokomo (TQ) for the title. Fast and confident with his signature aggressive driving style, Japanese driver Matsukura showed his remarkable speed to win the class in the first two a-mains. The win gives Matsukura his fourth 1/12-scale IFMAR World Title. Here’s a video of the first a-main.

Updated: August 24, 2016 — 10:13 AM
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