Cusco will field their biggest team this season in Hokkaido. The Japanese based team has entered five cars in the APRC field and two in the JRC.
Indonesian Rifat Sungkar heads the teams entry and is joined by fellow Pertamina-Cusco driver Yayu Sumiyama from Japan, both in Mitsubishi Lancers Evo 10’s. Sungkar is chasing the full APRC drivers title and currently sits fourth in the series, while Sumiyama is entered in the Asia Cup.
Proton Satria 1.6’s make up the remainder of Cusco’s entry in APRC with former APRC Champion Karamjit Singh leading the two-wheel drive cup, Akira Bamba leading the Junior Trophy Title and a new entry for Hokkaido, 18-year old Michael Young from New Zealand making his international debut after several class wins in NZ and Malaysia.
Cusco will certainly add at least one trophy to their cabinet this weekend as Akira Bamba needs only to drive his Cusco-Proton across the start ramp to secure the Junior title, as no driver has amassed enough points to take the title from the young Japanese star.