Dopo una partnership durata ben 13 anni, Atsushi Hara ha annunciato proprio oggi che non rinnoverà il suo contratto con i due marchi gemelli HPI e Hotbodies mettendo fine ad una delle collaborazioni più durature nel mondo del RC.
Il talento Giapponese è sicuramente uno dei piloti più completi, competendo ad altissimi livelli in tutte le categorie e non rimarrà di sicuro per molto tempo senza un nuovo sponsor. Ma chi potrà supportare un pilota del suo livello? Aspettiamo il suo prossimo annuncio, intanto ecco il suo statement ufficiale riguardo a HPI/HB
As of today, 16th August 2013, my contract with HPI Racing and association with the Hot Bodies Racing Team has come to an end.
HPI were my first sponsor, giving me my first contract as a professional RC driver back in 2001, although a 4-year extension was agreed in January of this year, HPI/HB and I agreed it was best to part ways and terminate the contract.
Over the last decade racing and representing HPI and the Hot Bodies Racing Team have been amazing, receiving fantastic support and assistance, working with some wonderful people and not least support from fans all over the world. I’d like to take this occasion to publically thank all those who were a part of it, they’ll be remembered and not forgotten.
For the time being, my future plans are undecided, I expect it will take some time before I figure out what’s best, but you haven’t seen the last of Hara! I would like to thank HPI and Hot Bodies Racing Team for their assistance up to this day and wish everyone to remain the same although we now take different roads.
Thank you very much
Professional RC Pro Driver Atsushi Hara