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Daijiro Kato monument unveiled at his home circuit

Daijiro Kato monument unveiled at his home circuit

Daijiro Kato monument unveiled at his home circuit

Japanese motorcycle fans have continued with their undying support for their fallen hero Daijiro Kato by unveiling a monument at his home track in the Kyusyu district. The former 250cc World Champion began racing at the Autopolis circuit, riding with Team Koutake RSC from 1993 until 1996, before signing for HRC. The team, based in Kyusyu, has also provided a passage into MotoGP for other top riders including Tohru Ukawa, Akira Yanagawa, Makoto Tamada and Ryuichi Kiyonari.

Kato's legion of fans, several of whom helped create the monument, made an official unveiling last month alongside the promoter of the idea, Kenji Manabe, Autopolis Circuit President Hideo Kawazu and Team Koutake RSC owner Fukumi Koutake. Ryuichi Kiyonari, who has replaced Kato in the Telefónica Movistar Honda team, was also present.

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MotoGP, 2003

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