We have recently received tragic news that one of Freestyle motocross’s all time legends, Eigo Sato has passed away. All we know at this stage is that Eigo Sato crashed on a backflip trick during practice and passed away from his injuries.

Photo: Jason Halayko

Eigo Sato was a true inspiration to so many FMX riders and fans from all across the world and he will be greatly missed by everyone involved in the sport of freestyle motocross. Eigo was a total pioneer of freestyle motocross in Japan, and was the man behind all the Japanese FMX contests, events and the biggest FMX team in Japan MX-Virus. Eigo helped and schooled countless up and coming Japanese FMX riders. He was also without a doubt one of the most stylish and skillfull riders ever to throw a leg over a dirt bike. Our deepest thoughts are with Eigo’s family and friends right now.

Ride In Peace Eigo

A donation fund has now been st up so that you can donate to Eigo’s family during this extremely difficult time, so please give as generously as you can :  http://www.saveabrother.com/help-eigo-satos-family

Tom Pagès and Alpinestars are auctioning Tom’s Eigo Sato tribute jersey signed by all the Red Bull X-Fighters riders to raise money for Eigo’s family. Highest donator will get this rare jersey plus other Alpinestars goodies … SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Go tohttp://bit.ly/saveabrother_help_eigos_family and click on the “Donate Now” button, pledge your donation and fill in your name, email and put ‘TOM’S JERSEY’ as the subject. Don’t forget to SHARE and together we will remember the Japanese legend!

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