Kato was 250cc world champion in 2001
Japanese motorcycle star Daijiro Kato died in a Tokyo hospital on Saturday after failing to recover from injuries sustained in the Japan Grand Prix.
The 26-year-old Honda rider suffered serious injuries to the head, chest and neck when he was thrown off his bike after hitting a tyre barrier at Suzuka on 6 April.
Kato, who won the 250cc world championship in 2001, leaves a wife and two children.
Such a sad loss
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