The MotoGP community was today mourning the death of one of its brightest stars, as Daijiro Kato finally lost his brave battle for life in the Yokkaichi Central Hospital, Japan. Kato has been in a coma since an horrific crash two weeks ago at the Suzuka Circuit, venue of the first round of the 2003 MotoGP World Championship.
The former 250cc World Champion suffered head, neck and chest injuries in the accident and has been fighting for his life in the intensive care unit of the hospital, where he passed away on Sunday morning at 00:42 local time. Kato, 26, leaves behind a widow and two children.
a talented rider passes away........