The Isle of Man government honours Japanese rider

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The Isle of Man government has honoured 1963 50cc TT winner and Suzuki rider Mitsuo Ito, by announcing the release of a special 50 pence coin into circulation on the Isle of Man for the forthcoming 2010 Isle of Man TT races.

With Mr Ito remaining the only Japanese winner of the TT to this day, the special coin will feature the image of Ito-san and his 50cc Suzuki racer in action at the 1963 event.