Chassis – Yokomo BD8
Motor – Yokomo RP 4.5T
ESC – Yokomo RPX
Batteries – Yokomo 5000mAh
Tires – LRP (handout)
Radio/Servo – Sanwa
Bodyshell – Protoform LTC-R
Remarks – Yokomo’s rising star Naoki Akiyama has TQ’d the opening round of qualifying here at the DHI Cup and is set to start third on the grid for tomorrow’s A-Main. Using an aluminium chassis, his BD8 is pretty standard, titanium screws and turnbuckles being the only options used by the Japanese driver, together with a 40g centre weight.