After clinching 2nd spot in the final round of last years Asia Pacific Rally Championship, CUSCO driver Hiroshi Yanigisawa will return in 2007 determined to win events and win the championship.
“Last year, I got second in the championship, but for 2007 I want a better result and win the Championship and I want to win rallies. Last year was good experience especially Australia, Malaysia and Indonesia where it was first time for me and the team. This year the CUSCO team is much better prepared and ready for the challenge”. The Cusco team will run the same Subaru Impreza used in China Rally last year with an uprated STI-VO- brake system and Yokohama tyres. Yanagisawa’s co-driver in 2007 will be the very experienced Yoshimasa Nakahara who competed with the team at Rally of Indonesia in 2006.
CUSCO RACING Team director Mr.Tsutomu Nagase reiterated his drivers comments, “2006 was our first year to enter the APRC championship, but our team parent company ‘CARROSSER Co.,Ltd.’ has been competing in rallies for thirty years. In 1977 we started the company for competing the rally and in that time we keep trying to get the more higher place. For our business Asia and Oceania is the one of the biggest markets and we would like to promote ‘CUSCO’ in this region. The APRC is a very good championship to improve and develop our technology.
The Cusco team’s championship will start in Round 1 New Caledonia, competing in all events except Rally of Canberra, Australia.