Mitsuo Ito crosses the finishing line of the 1963 Isle of Man 50cc TT

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THE ONE AND ONLY

In 1963 Suzuki were about serious about their efforts in the 50cc World Championship and fielded 6 bikes in the Isle of Man TT, one of which was ridden by the talented Mitsuo Ito.

Mitsuo Ito has had many titles during his career with Suzuki including development engineer, test rider and Suzuki’s top racing Chief worldwide in the mid-seventies. However, his greatest title is as the only ever Japanese rider to win a TT, which he won in 1963 on a Suzuki RM63.