-KoyuSusaki 8, 2-time Over All Champ (Japanese equivalent to NAG No.1)
-Yuichi Fujisawa 18, 3-time All Japan Champ, 2006 All Japan Elite class champion, and Pan Pacific champ
The Japanese National season is set to kick-off this weekend at Joetsu, Japan; where riders will be confronted with a monstrous Godzilla-sized Pro Section, that Masa Sampei has helped build. This will be Masa’s first big race back since going under the knife in December, fixing a nagging shoulder injury. Now healed up and ready to reak havoc on his competition like Mothra did on Tokyo in 1964, Masa is excited to get back in to the mix of things. With the Joetsu track being Ryosuke and Daiki's home track, where they practice every day, are the odds-on favorites for scoring some of Redline’s first wins of the year. In fact, the entire Redline~Japan squadron plan to be a force to be reckoned with in 2007.
In March, three members of the Redline~Japan team came to the ABA Winternationals in Phoenix; and took on America’s finest.
Pictured (l to r) are: Ryosuke Kusama, Masahiro Sampei, and Daiki Ikeda
Redline Bicycles have been available in Japan since last year, and are on the mark to become the No.1 brand of race bike in that country.