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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.
More 2002 year photos.
Al principio no me gustaba tanto esta foto, pero ahora la miro más y… joder, su mirada me mata aquí *____________________*
Humanidad, ¿por qué me haces esto? ;_;
With Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards. 8 Hours of Suzuka 2001, probably.
The team of Rossi and Edwards won this edition.
Rossi hugging Japanese riders in a possesive way. Rossi looks like saying “Daijiro is mine!” XD.
And after you wonder why I’m practically shipping Rossi with Kato and Abe. And I’m not a shipper XD.
Celebrating the 250cc class title. 2001 year in Sepang, Malaysia.
Suzuka 97 (250cc), complete.
With the number 35, as a wild-card rider, Kato won his first victory in the World Championship. In the 250cc where he would dominate after in 2001 year.
Putting this again because of reasons.