The long, amazing career of Atsushi Hara has been well documented as Hara is one of the most popular drivers around the world. Being gifted and world class in multiple disciplines, Hara has World titles in touring car as well as 1/8th nitro offroad buggy. Competing here at the 2016 IFMAR ISTC World Championships, Hara has been running the Kyosho TF7 for the last 2 months and looking very solid this weekend.

Chassis – Kyosho TF7
Motor – LRP X20 4.5T
Battery – LRP 5600mAh LCG P5
Tires (handout) – Sweep
Radio: Futaba 4PX Receiver: Futaba
Servo: Futaba
Body – Protoform LTC-R

Remarks – Former World Champion Atsushi Hara is running a privately entered Kyosho here in Beijing. Having run the same car at the ETS final in Slovakia last month he found that when the grip was low there just wasn’t enough mechanical grip so after a lot of testing in Thailand, Kyosho have produced new parts for the car to address these issues. There is a new two piece motor mount and chassis plate with the aim to give more mounting points which allow the car’s flex to be adjusted and moved further to the rear. The top deck is also new with the motor now 2.5mm closer to the centre line. Hara is back to back testing a rear end with an ARS type system but has settled on using rear arms that are actually shorter than the front arms with a larger offset on the wheel.

Atsushi Hara started with SMJ Silver Line Spring TS3.2 (short/Pink) all around.