Masami to come out of retirement for ETS debut
Legend of the sport Masami Hirosaka is to come out of international racing retirement to make his debut in the World famous Yokomo Euro Touring Series. Having officially retired from top flight competition after the 2008 Touring Car World Championships in Thailand, the same year the first season of ETS was completed, the 14-time World Champion will compete in the German round in two weeks time (Feb 5-7). Having last raced in Europe during the 2006 World Championships in Italy, the multiple onroad & offroad World Champion will be one of 8 World Champions who make up the record entry in Muelheim-Kaerlich.
Having spent recent years giving something back to the sport through his work as a TV personality and as a JMRCA official, being the Assistant Race Director of last October’s 1:10 Offroad World Championship at the Yatabe Arena in Japan, Masami’s return to competition will come at the controls of a Formula car. A class that is enjoying strong growth within the ETS and around the world, the second race of Season #9 attracting 130 entries, he will race a Yokomo YR-10 in his signature green, pink & white colour scheme.