By Aaron Waldron
Three weeks ago, we spoke with Tamiya America's Fred Medel about the future of the Tamiya Racing Factory - you can read the whole article here:
Yesterday, Tamiya posted the following to its website - which is rather vague, but seems to suggest that the company will instead focus on its own Tamiya Championship Series events rather than compete at typical races.
Press release from Tamiya:
TRF has long contributed to Tamiya's successful R/C product designs via the valuable race data gained through its racing activities in elite races such as world championships. In 2017 TRF will look to provide Tamiya R/C fans of all abilities across the world with even more comprehensive support. We will be present at official Tamiya-sanctioned events around the globe, ready to forge a closer bond with local racers and R/C fans, our goal being to provide a truly all-encompassing experience for the hobby. We look forward to your support and participation in 2017 and beyond.