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Jun 12, 2005

Fatal Crash: Japanese Racer Hits Wall At Suzuka

A Japanese racer suffered fatal injuries when he crashed and hit a concrete wall during qualifying at Suzuka Circuit Sunday morning.

According to Japanese news reports, racer Keisuke Sato, 24, crashed his CBR600RR in oil from a multi-bike pileup in turn two and hit a concrete wall on rider's right.

Sato was attempting to qualify for a 300-kilometer race scheduled for Sunday afternoon at the famed Japanese circuit.

(Thanks to Rick Williams of Concord, California, AFM Expert #956, and his wife for the translation of Japanese-language news reports.)