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´Open doors´ weekend at Suzuka circuit proves a roaring success
The Suzuka circuit in Japan, which on April 7 will host the first Grand Prix of the World Championship season, threw its doors open to the public last weekend, allowing bike fans the opportunity to look around the site. The scheme proved a huge success as some 39,000 visitors flocked to the event over the two day period.
Fans were allowed to travel all over the circuit, and were given access to certain areas which are normally closed to the public such as the boxes, the control tower and the paddock.
As well as gaining access to these restricted areas, there were also a number of exhibitions of racing cars and bikes for fans to visit which housed a number of classic Honda models which have competed in the World MotoGP Championships, like the 1962 RC171, the RC174 from 1965 and a 1986 spec NSR500. Tickets for the Suzuka Grand Prix next month were also on sale over the weekend.
In Tokyo on March 24th the ´2002 MotoGP Party´ will be held, at which riders Norick Abe, Daijiro Katoh and Shinya Nakano will all be present.
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