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Legendary racer Hiroshi Masuoka went on a tour of Russia from Vladivostok
The famous racer, twice champion of the Dakar rally, Hiroshi Masuoka arrived in Vladivostok to go on a large-scale tour of the cities of Russia. The end point of the trip will be St. Petersburg. APR PRESS.
- I love Russia very much, I have been to Vladivostok three times and, in addition, I participated in the rallies that took place in your country. I am surprised at the changes that have taken place in the capital of Primorye over ten years. For almost 25 years I have been driving Pajero in various rallies. This car was tempered every year in these races and the necessary changes were made to it, - said Hiroshi Masuoka.
On the way to the famous rider will experience the possibilities of a new SUV Mitsubishi Pajero. Such tests are not uncommon for Russia, because it is in a local severe climate that all the possibilities of a car are often disclosed, and along with them, sometimes features of a car that should be improved are discovered.
- We tested many models on Russian roads. For example, in 2007 year, when Mitsubishi Lancer came to us, everyone realized that it was very noisy. And in the first reviews wrote about it. Then they checked the car with the Japanese engineers - everything was quiet on the flat asphalt, but every stone was heard on Russian roads. As a result, the car has been finalized, - said the product manager of Mitsubishi Motors Dmitry Putylin.
Checked the car in the case himself Hiroshi Masuoka - for him prepared the track about 800 meters in Vladivostok. The peculiarity of the track was sharp ups and downs, unpleasant turns at first glance and, usual, for asphalt roads, dirt. The legend of the rally passed several times along the test route, each time more boldly overcoming obstacles. The Japanese model tested the Russian road withstood, and the driver himself was pleased.