From basic-level kits to some of the most exotic and successful racing platforms in history, Kyosho has excelled in every segment of RC they’ve entered. One particular area that Kyosho has dominated is 1/8-scale nitro off-road buggy, and much of that success can be attributed to the talents of one man: head Inferno designer Yuichi Kanai. Not only have his cars won eight IFMAR World Championships in eleven tries since Kokushi Toge took home the title in Usingen, Germany in 1992, but Kanai himself won the Worlds in 2000!
I caught him on a rare trip to the U.S., his first in a few years, for an exclusive interview at Kyosho America’s headquarters in Lake Forest, CA to discuss his career, the world of RC racing, and the evolution of the Inferno.
To read the full interview with Yuichi Kanai, check the Pro Racer special issue!