2002 Moto GP in Suzuka, Japan

Pictures from the 2002 Moto GP in Suzuka, Japan. It was quite the weekend !!
Honda won with their RC211V four stroke wonder that had a slight advantage
over the two stroke NSR 500 in the rain. What a race and a memory. Met some
famous people, made new friends and got some cool souvenirs. More later !!

87K - The RC211V riden by Valentino Rossi just sitting peacefully in the pits. This bike sounds so different then the NSR500. I am going to miss my two strokes. 68K - Daijiro Kato signing autographs just before he signed one for me !! 71K - Malaysian rider Shahrol Yuzy and the Petronas Sprint Yamaha TVK 250 being washed up after crashing out of the GP250 race 56K - Rossi coming down the stairs from his office right before the race. He showed up late and had to change into his leathers quickly before being yelled at by Mick Doohan !!
69K - Harada on the NSR500. I will be cheering for this guy this season !!
106K - Alex Barros on the Honda NSR500. Photo by 101K - Nakano and his Yamaha YZR500 !! Nice colors !! 89K - Looks like a NSR, but it is actually a Aprilia RSW250 ridden by Tony Elias of Spain. I wonder if we will see NSR 250 street bikes running around with these colors in the near future ?? 50K - One of the crew from the Fortuna Honda Gresini team. I have no idea what this pit bike is. I think I have seen a few of these driving around the streets in Japan. Kind of interesting !!
84K - The Yamaha YZR-M1 ridden by Max Biaggi. This is one of his spare bikes used for display purposes !! 90K - Proton KR team with the amazing 3 cylinder 500cc two stroke. Owned by Kenny Roberts Senior, this is a private team and I find this bike extremely interesting. Ridden by British rider Jeremy McWilliams. He later crashed out due to the terrible weather conditions and I was lucky enough to get a part of the lower cowl. It now proudly hangs in my den !! 102K - Daichiro Katoh's NSR500 Fortuna in the pits on Thursday when it was actually sunny !! 80K - The Suzuki GSV-R ridden by Kenny Roberts Junior. This thing sounds very interesting and is deadly quick !!

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