Driver: Tomohide Hasegawa
Co-Driver: Fumio Nutahara
Team: Hasepro World Rally Team
- Tomohide Hasegawa is back to take up the Asia Cup challenge and for 2014 the Japanese driver has teamed up with multiple Japanese rally champion Fumio Nutahara. “I feel very confident this year especially with Nutahara-san in the co-drivers seat to guide me through the many different events we will compete in. Malaysia is the first challenge, its so hot and the roads very narrow” said Hasegawa who will drive the Hasepro Mitsubishi Evo 10. “This year I definitely must win the Asia Cup title, it will be my 5th attempt and we’ve come close on a few occasions – this is my year!”
- Hasegawa established his company, Hasepro when he was only 22 years old. In 2008, to promote the ability of “Magical Carbon”, foremost product of the company, Hasegawa decided to start rallying to prove the product’s durability on tough gravel roads. His first rally was a national series round in Fukushima,”MSCC Tokyo Rally” which he brought his Mitsubishi Lancer Evo8. With his typical determination to the sport, he completed his first WRC event at only his only third rally when he started Rally Japan in the year. In 2009, he entered selected APRC events in Japan and China. The following year, he registered to Asia Cup and has continued to be a regular APRC competitor ever since.
- Alongside his rally activities, his company also has been involving Super GT series since 2006 as a sponsor.