Kato loses fight for life

Former 250cc world motorcycle racing champion Daijiro Kato has lost his battle for life following an horrific crash during the Japanese GP.

Former 250cc world motorcycle racing champion Daijiro Kato has lost his battle for life following an horrific crash during the Japanese GP.

Kato died in a Tokyo hospital today after failing to recover from injuries he suffered during the crash in the Japanese GP at Suzuka on April 6.

The 26-year-old Telefonica Movistar Honda rider suffered serious injuries to the head, chest and neck.

Kato, world champion in 2001, leaves a wife and two children.

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