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Daijiro's dream alive at Motegi

Daijiro's dream alive at Motegi

Daijiro's dream alive at Motegi

Daijiro Kato's dream to spread the passion of motorcycle racing amongst youngsters across the world took another step closer to reality today, as the late World Champion's father Takashi unveiled two new pocket bikes, named 74 Dream, which will be on sale from December.

Kato himself created a pocketbike series in Japan shortly before his death, with some 60 children between the ages of five and twelve taking part in a five-round championship at the Akigase circuit, where Kato began racing.

The series has become so popular that a new "74 Series" has been added to the championship, comprising of three ‘super pocket bike' races at the Haruna racetrack.

Two of the 74 Dream bikes were today donated by Takashi Kato to Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna, and Fausto Gresini, manager of the Telefonica Movistar Honda team who won the 250cc World Championship with Kato in 2001.


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