What do you do when not racing?
Usually rest and relax.
What are your goals for the 2001
season and for the future?
I would like to win the 2001 IFMAR
Do you think you will ever get
tired of RC racing?
I don't think so.
Which is your favorite class?
I like all categories.
What¡¯s your best race ever?
1992 Detroit 1/12th World Championships
where I battled with Tony (Neisinger).
Is there anything in your long
career in RC that you regret doing/not doing?
How have you been able to stay
on top for so long? I mean, you won your first WC in 1987, and you still
Because my sponsors are very good
and works very hard.
Are you happy with how the IFMAR
worlds at Yatabe Arena went?
What do you think is the main
thing(s) needed to be a good driver?
Why did Atsushi decide to leave
He wanted to be a 100% professional
What do you think of the Yokomo
MR4TC car? What are its characteristics?
The MR-4TC is the fastest car in
the World and an inexpensive car.
As I understand, you will keep
developing the MR4TC? So there will not be a new car soon?
I am one of the test drivers for
the car and still the MR-4 TC is best so it's difficult to improve.
What changes/new parts will we
see for the MR4TC?
We have new rear suspension arms,
which is stronger and gives more traction.
Do you think that many people
take their RC racing too seriously?
Yes, I think so. I wish we had 2
classes like pro class and beginner class.
What about the future of RC? What
do you see happening in the future? What would you like to change?
It's a very difficult question. I
can not guess for the future.
Do you follow real F1 racing?
Favorite driver and team? Who will be world champion 2001?
I have not seen a F1 race in this
3 years so I do not know.
Do you follow any other motorsports
I ski and bowl sometimes.
What kind of music do you listen
I like any countries slow music.
Crab and Japanese rice.
Finally the classical question:
What advice can you give for those of us who are not champions but maybe
would like to be???
Practice and good attitude