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This is an screenshot of something who sent me this on the inbox of my blog about Daijiro Kato.
I will write anyway to the person who did this, since the person left me her e-mail (who I decided to hide for keep the privacy of the person).
Janine, thank you very much. You don’t even know how important is what you wrote for my blog about Kato. Thanks for make me feel that I’m not the only one who left in the world.
See, I truly know I am not the only one, since I know a lot of people who also remembers him, in FB or in twitter, and sometimes in Tumblr, against all the odds. But, stuff like this, remember that my efforts are not in vain.
Thanks for find my beloved blog. Thank you very much.
I am already doing a lot of myself now that it will be ten years since he left us, and also, sadly, ten years since I know about MotoGP. But now, with this… I will do even more of my best.
Thank you. Arigatou.
A fanart made for celebrate the 250cc title of Japanese rider Hiroshi Aoyama in 2009 year, last sesion ever for the 250cc, because the intermediate class would be now with 600cc and would be named Moto2.
This drawing was related with the three Japanese champions of 250cc class: Tetsuya Harada in 1993, Daijiro Kato in 2001 and Hiroshi Aoyama in 2009. In the image also appear ther other rivals for the 2009 title: The Spanish rider Álvaro Bautista and late Marco Simoncelli, from Italy.
Made by Ranka Fujiwara. And posted just because Ranka Fujiwara draws Daijiro Kato way better than the staff of the blog.
From my blog about Daijiro Kato.
Because Fujiwara draws Kato way better than me.
Speedyard’s remembrance to one of our inspirations.
And now this is why I put that sentence in my new layout ;).
This was part of an interview made to several Japanese riders who were part of teams of Honda, in November 29th, 1999. Apart of Daijiro Kato, also took part of it riders like Tohru Ukawa, Shinichi Ito, and one of the Aoki’s (Though I couldn’t translate the name, so I don’t know if it’s Nobuatsu, Haruchika or another one). There was another rider, but I couldn’t translate the name.
In the interview, apart of the questions of moderator, also in the end appeared some questions of some people, and among all of them, this:
Translation (non so literal) to English:
Mr. E: Everybody, your favourite track and the reason.
Daijiro: For me, it’s Suzuka Circuit.
The other riders answered another stuff. Ito said that he loves Sugo. Aoki said that he likes Motegi, and Ukawa talked about the Italian track of Imola.
It’s very well known that Daijiro Kato loved Suzuka and it was his favourite track. Probably it has a lot to do with the great performances he had there, as shown when he used to ride as a wild-card rider ther in 1996, 1997 and 1998. He also won in Suzuka in 2000 and 2001 in the 250cc class.
But, also, it’s also a great irony of the destiny, since what happened in Suzuka 2003.
Apologize me for my really, really bad translation.
Hay formas de decir que el destino es un bastardo, y está el hecho de que el circuito preferido de Daijiro Kato era Suzuka.
Before of Portugal GP, 2002.
In Cascais, in Portugal, for an event (Thanks, daijiro-lover-forever for the info! :D)
2002 year. Is he Tohru Ukawa in the left?
Video made for 2007 edition of Dedikato. August 29th, 2007.
On Italian Language.
The music. The music. And all the content.
This makes me fucking cry.
A video of Italian TV about 2004 edition of “DediKato”.
Another photo with Norick Abe in the tracks.
Because of reasons.
With Manabu Kamada. Probably 1998 or 1999, because the hair of Daijiro.
Japanese riders. You think they’re serious until you watch Daijiro Kato pretending to practice boxing.
Amo infinitamente la perspectiva y esa V de victoria :’3.