Tag Archive: Kawasaki Racing Team

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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Aug 01

Tom Sykes claims Malaysian Tissot-Superpole

Torres and Guintoli on front row, Rea to start from seventh place on the grid

WSCK - Tom Sykes (GBR) will head the grid on a WorldSBK race day for the 28th time The tenth Tissot-Superpole of the 2015 eni FIM Superbike World Championship season was claimed in emphatic style by Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) after a tense Superpole 2 in 34 degrees heat at the 5.543km Sepang International Circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Biaggi remains quickest following afternoon downpour at Sepang

Davies fastest in drying Free Practice 2 and second overall ahead of Rea and Sykes

WSBK - Max Biaggi (ITA) set the fastest lap-time of the day in his third quick lap attempt Two-time WorldSBK Champion Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) has topped the combined timesheets on the opening day of action at the Sepang International Circuit.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 21

Masterclass performance gives Rea the win in Race 2 (updated)

Giugliano misses out narrowly on maiden victory as Haslam takes final place on the podium

WSBK - Jonathan Rea (GBR) left nothing to chance in Race 2 at Misano The second race of the PATA Riviera di Rimini round of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship was won by championship Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) after a race long fight with Davide Giugliano (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Superbike Team). Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 21

Sykes powers away to Misano race 1 win

Rea maintains 100% podium record in 2015 as he is second ahead of Davies

WSBK - Tom Sykes (GBR) takes his third win of the season The opening race of the day at the Misano World circuit “Marco Simoncelli” was won by Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) who converted his 27th Pole Position into his 25th career win – his third of the year in front of an enthusiastic Italian crowd. In doing so he once more tied his teammate Jonathan Rea for both number of wins and podium finishes. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 20

Pole and best lap for Cluzel in Misano WSS qualifying

Series leader Sofuoglu and Jacobsen complete front row of the grid.

WSBK - Jules Cluzel The sole qualifying session for the World Supersport championship held a short time ago at the Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli” was a thriller, with the outright circuit best being bettered initially by Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) and PJ Jacobsen (CORE’’ Motorsport Thailand Honda), before eventual Pole setter Jules Cluzel (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) demolished it by almost a second.

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Jun 20

Misano Tissot-Superpole goes to Sykes

The KRT rider takes Pole Position after making his way through Superpole 1

WSBK - Misano - Tom Sykes (GBR) powering his way out of the last turn After two of the most unpredictable Tissot-Superpole sessions of the season, Tom Sykes will start tomorrow’s two 21-lap races at the Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli” from Pole Position.

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May 23

Tom Sykes secures Donington Tissot-Superpole

Grid undecided until final moments of Superpole 2.

Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) will start tomorrow’s two 23 lap races from Pole Position after taking today’s Tissot-Superpole in an enthralling 15 minute shoot-out that eventually saw the top 7 riders covered by 0.940s. Read the rest of this entry »

May 10

Rea celebrates his 150th WorldSBK race with another win

Second consecutive STK1000 win for Savadori

WSBK - Jonathan Rea Kawasaki Racing Team Sykes completes a second KRT 1-2 as Torres claims maiden podium finish in the series.  The second WorldSBK race of the Acerbis Italian Round went the full 19-lap distance, with the Kawasaki Racing duo claiming their second 1-2 finish of the day as Jonathan Rea once again got the better of Tom Sykes with a comfortable 4.399s lead at the line.

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May 10

Rea wins shortened race 1 at Imola

Restarted 6-lap encounter has huge crowd on their feet from lights to flag

WSBK - Jonathan Rea Kawasaki Racing Team The opening race at Imola, the Acerbis Italian Round of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship resulted in victory for championship leader Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) after a the race was initially red flagged and restarted because of a crash involving David Salom (Team Pedercini Kawasaki), who fell off his factory ZX-10R at Rivazza on lap 11.

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May 09

WorldSBK Imola Tissot-Superpole

Sykes and Rea complete the front row ahead of Davies and Haslam.

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo black Today’s Tissot-Superpole qualifying sessions at the 4.9km Imola circuit was scintillating, with Davide Giugliano (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Superbike Team) securing the 4th Pole Position of his WorldSBK career, the 166th for Ducati in the series, thanks to a 1.46.382s lap time and despite a near crash at “Variante Bassa” while changing direction.

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