Shocking news has hit the R/C world today as multi-time World Champion, Naoto Matsukura, has announced his departure from Yokomo. The two have worked together over the course of the past ten years to accomplish World Championship titles in 1/12 scale, touring car, and a long list of victories in both onroad and offroad genres. According to Matsukura, the contract ended “amicably”.
Where Naoto is headed is still unknown, however, being a ‘jack of all trades’ we suspect he will be looking for a new home with a company similar to Yokomo, in which offers an extensive line of onroad AND offroad vehicles such as Team Associated, XRAY, Serpent, Schumacher, Hot Bodies, VBC Racing, and so on. Then again, he wouldn’t be the first driver to run multiple brand vehicles for the various racing classes (ex. Robert Batlle – Mugen 1/8 scale, Team C 1/10 scale).