Tag Archive: Kawasaki Racing Team

Jul 26

WSBK: Lausitzring test underway

Teams taking part in private test in Germany ahead of Round 10

The summer break hasn’t quite arrived for some of the WorldSBK paddock, as a host of teams are taking part in a private test at Eurospeedway Lausitz ahead of the Pirelli German Round of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship.

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Jun 19

WSBK: Misano day 3, make mine a double

Davide Giugliano made amends for a home crash in Race 1 to complete the podium for Aruba.it Racing – Ducati

WSBK - Misano day 3, make mine a double Kawasaki Racing Team rider Jonathan Rea has completed a double at Misano World Circuit, stalking teammate Tom Sykes until pulling away with 5 laps to go and crossing the line with a 3 second margin in an impressive display from the reigning World Champion. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

WSBK: Misano day 2, the return of the King

Toil and trouble in the first few laps on the Riviera di Rimini as chaos reigns before the calm, before the storm…

WSBK- Misano day 2, the return of the King Kawasaki Racing Team’s Jonathan Rea has taken his first victory since Assen in a classic game of cat and mouse at Misano World Circuit, holding off intense pressure from teammate Tom Sykes throughout the Race to cross the line for another win in 2016 – ending his longest drought before moving to Kawasaki. Read the rest of this entry »

May 14

Tom Sykes strikes in Race 1

Pole sitter sets new lap record in commanding victory

WSBK - Tom Sykes (Kawasaki) took victory from pole in Sepang Race 1 Kawasaki Racing Team rider Tom Sykes took an incredible win from P1 on the grid in Sepang, after smashing the Best Lap in Tissot-Superpole 2 and then the Lap Record on Lap 2. Teammate and reigning Champion Jonathan Rea came home second for a KRT 1-2, ahead of Aruba.it Racing – Ducati rider Chaz Davies. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

Full house for Ducati’s Davies in spectacular Race 1

Ducati’s Davies takes victory from pole and smashes lap record

WSBK - Ducati’s Davies takes victory from pole and smashes lap record A stunning performance from Aruba.it rider Chaz Davies saw him take a comfortable victory in Race 1 at Imola, as Kawasaki pairing Rea and Sykes were left to fight it out for the other podium positions. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

Rea completes the pair as van der Mark gets the crowd back on their feet at Assen

WorldSBK Race 2: Roll the Dice

WSBk - Rea completes the pair as van der Mark gets the crowd back on their feet at Assen KRT rider Jonathan Rea took another incredible win in the Netherlands in Race 2 as a half-wet half-dry race saw tyre decisions play the key role. Joined on the podium by teammate Tom Sykes and local hero Michael van der Mark, Race 2 was characterized by nervous glances at the sky as the riders dealt their cards. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 02

WorldSBK: Kawasaki dominion ends at MotorLand Aragon

Davies takes Race 1 to get title challenge back on track

WSBK - Kawasaki dominion ends at MotorLand Aragon With clear blue skies and warmer temperatures, the stage was set for another classic WorldSBK showdown as the grid headed out on the Sighting Lap for Race 1. Sykes got the best getaway from pole as teammate Rea also shot away from fifth on the grid, with the reigning Champion up into P3 behind Guintoli on the chase as Sykes led them away. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 13

Sykes strikes back

Incredible three-way battle sees the number 66 come out on top

WSBK- Rea (Kawasaki) in P2, Sykes (Kawasaki) on the top step and Davies (Ducati) in P3 Kawasaki Racing Team’s Tom Sykes has taken an incredible victory in a three-way fight for the win at Chang International Circuit in Thailand. The Yorkshireman was locked in a battle with teammate and reigning Champion Jonathan Rea and Aruba.it Racing – Ducati’s Chaz Davies for most of the race, with some of the most electrifying racing of the last few seasons. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

Race 1: Clash of the Teammates

Rea just beats teammate Sykes over the line in tense Thai battle

WSBK - Race 1 Clash of the Teammates Reigning Champion Jonathan Rea has defeated 2013 Champion Tom Sykes in an inter-team showdown at Chang International Circuit in Thailand. The defending Champion recovered from some big on track moments earlier in the race to hunt down his teammate and eventually pass him with a few laps to go.

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Feb 22

WorldSBK: Sykes reigns down under on test day 1

2013 World Champion leads timesheets on first day, ahead of teammate Rea

WorldSBK - Sykes reigns down under on test day 1 Kawasaki Racing Team ended the first day of testing in Phillip Island 1-2 on the timesheets with 2013 WorldSBK Champion Tom Sykes beating reigning Champion Jonathan Rea to the top spot by 0.196 seconds.

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Oct 04

Rea ends Fassi French Round with the double (WSS Race below)

Davies and Sykes complete Magny-Cours Race 2 podium

WSBK - Jonathan Rea proved his speed once more by taking a dry Race 2 win and the double The second race at Magny-Cours was won by Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team), the World Champion doing the double for the fifth time this year after a three-rider battle raged from the start. His podium tally of 22 puts him equal with Troy Bayliss who achieved the feat in 2002, and is the second highest number of podiums in a season in the all-time list. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

Haslam splashes his way to French Tissot-Superpole win

The Aprilia rider on pole despite a late crash, Rea only 0.004s away in second

WSBK - Leon Haslam - Circuit Nevers de Magny-Cours Leon Haslam (Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils) has taken the penultimate Tissot-Superpole of the 2015 season, the first fully wet qualifying of the year after the heavens opened at the Circuit Nevers de Magny-Cours shortly before Superpole 1 began.

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Oct 02

Rea leads proceedings on opening day in France (updated)

Davies, Sykes, Haslam and Lowes complete an all-British top 5 at Magny-Cours.

WSBK - Jonathan Rea The opening day’s Free Practice sessions for the Fassi French Round drew to a close with new WorldSBK Champion Jonathan Rea leading the way aboard his Kawasaki Racing Team ZX-10R.

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Sep 20

Sykes wins Jerez Race 1 as Rea clinches WorldSBK crown

Davies and van der Mark complete the podium ahead of the new Champion

WSBK - Tom Sykes The opening race of the Pirelli Spanish round of this year’s eni FIM Superbike World Championship has been won by Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team), the former champion notching up his 60th WorldSBK career podium finish as team mate Jonathan Rea sealed his first World Title by finishing fourth after an early race fight with rival Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati SBK Team) who eventually finished 2nd. Sykes dominated after leading from the start easing away to take his 26th race win. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 20

Jonathan Rea: 2015 eni FIM Superbike World Champion

An undeniable talent seals an indisputable world title

WSBK -  Jonathan Rea The Pirelli Spanish Round has gone down in history as the WorldSBK race meeting at which Jonathan Rea was crowned World Champion of 2015. The British rider, standard bearer of the Kawasaki Racing Team, clinched the ultimate goal in Race 1 courtesy of his fourth position. He has been pursuing the title since his first full campaign in 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

Sykes claims Spanish Tissot-Superpole with new outright record (updated)

Rea to go for the title from second place on the grid as he is joined on front row by Canepa.

WSBK - Tom Sykes Kawasaki Racing Team Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) has claimed the Pirelli Spanish Round pole position, his 29th career Pole after a nail biting Tissot-Superpole at the 4.423km Jerez Circuit this afternoon. The Briton lapped in an outright circuit best of 1.40.292s, six thousandths of a second better than former teammate Loris Baz’s time of 12 months ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Sykes heads opening day of WorldSBK action at Jerez

Rea just 0.024s shy of the lead, Lowes third after FP2 blistering lap

One further free practice session tomorrow morning will decide which of the WorldSBK riders make it into Tissot-Superpole, as an increase in track temperature in this afternoon’s FP2  prevented many of them from improving at Jerez.  Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Sykes fastest in FP1 at Jerez

Holidays over, racing resumes with 0.099s covering the top 3.

With the summer break over normal WorldSBK service resumed with Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) topping the times at Jerez in FP1 as the Pirelli Spanish round began thanks to his 1.41.957s lap time set midway through the 45 minute session. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 02

Davies denies Rea’s title celebrations, Jacobsen takes maiden WSS win

0.091s between the two riders at the flag as Torres equals personal best in third.

WSBK - Chaz Davies and Jonathan Rea (GBR) side by side at the final turnChaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati SBK Team) has won the second WorldSBK race of the 2015 Pirelli Malaysian Round after a spectacular last-lap battle with Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team), which saw the two riders separated by 0.091s at the line.

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Aug 02

Perfect racecraft gives Rea the win in Sepang opener

The series leader edges Davies as Biaggi makes historic return to podium

WSBK - Jonathan Rea (GBR) a fraction ahead of fellow Briton Chaz Davies at the line. Championship leader Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) won the opening encounter at the Sepang International Circuit after a race of two halves, which saw Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) slip to fifth at the flag after leading for the first eleven laps.

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