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HRC bosses take to the track at Motegi

HRC bosses take to the track at Motegi

Vice President Nakamoto, along with former Grand Prix riders Okada and Ito, take part in a mini-bike endurance race at the Japanese circuit.

Riders taking part in the final round of the NSF100 HRC Trophy mini-bike series were joined on track by HRC Vice President Shuhei Nakamoto, with ex-World Championship riders Tady Okada and Shinichi Ito also participating on Monday.

The trio joined HRC Directors Seiki Ishii and Tomoaki Nagayama to make up a HRC team which competed in a special four-hour endurance race at the track, which hosts the Japanese round of the MotoGP World Championship.

A total of 86 teams and 420 riders took part in the one-off race on Honda mini-bikes, with the HRC team completing 105 laps and placing a respectable 57th out of 80 finishers.

“It was really good fun to take part in this race today with my colleagues and with our professional riders,” explained Nakamoto. “We probably could have gone a little faster, but we were here simply to enjoy the race rather than go for glory! For us today was an important opportunity to see how the NSF100 machine is used by the riders across a wide age range, and to see how we can develop these type of race events in future.”

MotoGP, 2009

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