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First Daijiro Cup Pocketbike series hailed a success

First Daijiro Cup Pocketbike series hailed a success

First Daijiro Cup Pocketbike series hailed a success

The first edition of the Daijiro Cup Pocketbike Race 2003 series recently ended in Japan after a successful campaign to encourage youngsters to take up motorcycle racing. The programme was started last February by the late Daijiro Kato, who was concerned at the lack of children given the opportunity to enter the world of motorsport and decided to do something about it by creating the five race series.

All five races took place at the Akigase circuit, where Kato himself began his own motorcycling career. An average of 40 riders turned out at each event, the majority with MotoGP replica pocket bikes, although the figure rose with each passing round. Organisers of the competition hailed it a complete success and have stated their intention to continue with a new edition next year in honour of Kato, who lost his life in a racing accident earlier this year.

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