MotoGP » Eight years on: Daijiro Kato remembered

It was eight years ago today (April 20) that Daijiro Kato succumbed to injuries sustained in the 2003 season-opening Japanese MotoGP race, at Suzuka...

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April 20, 2011 8:45 PM

I agree, hard to believe it was 8 years ago!! This story made me watch the 2001 review agiain, man he was awesome made some very special guys look very ordinary, so so sad RIP Daijiro San. I can remember them talking about a machiene failure, can anyone shed any light??

Damien IE - Unregistered

April 20, 2011 9:23 PM

"Eight years on ..." time flies and hard to believe. Truly a talent and dominant in 250's and just loved him on the NSR500. Swift move onto a 990 during the season didn't turn out to be a reward and maybe too eager on HRC's part. * years and like yesterday. Was watching the race live and when the camera's picked up the crash Dajiro and bike bits were strewn across the chicane and the marshals just ran out and picked his body up like a sack of potatoes. UNBELIEVABLE that they would do that to anyone let alone one of their own. Red flags should have gone out to treat hm trackside so we'll never know the damage inflicted by the marshals picking him up like crash debris to clear the track. R.I.P Dakiro san and never forgotten.

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