Tag Archive: Kawasaki Racing Team

Sep 30

French WorldSBK Day 2 – Rea seals third successive title with victory in France 

French WorldSBK Day 2 – Rea seals third successive title with victory in France 

French WorldSBK Day 2 - Rea seals third successive title with victory in France Jonathan Rea charged to an excellent victory at the Magny-Cours circuit in France on Saturday to secure a historic third consecutive WorldSBK title, crossing the line over 16 seconds ahead of second placed Marco Melandri (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati), with Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) finishing third.

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Sep 29

Sharp Rea leads opening Magny-Cours session

As the Pirelli French Round commenced on Friday morning the World Champion led the way from Camier and Savadori

As the WorldSBK riders commenced their work at the Pirelli French Round early on Friday it was Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) who set the pace in FP1, lapping the 4.411km Magny-Cours circuit with a 1’37.849 time.

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Sep 25

WorldSBK Preview: Match Point

Could we see Rea make history in France?

Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours is the location for Round 11 of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship, and it could be the setting for a British rider to have his name permanently in the history books.

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Sep 21

One hand on the title

Steve English reviews the pivotal Prosecco DOC Portuguese Round

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) leaves Portugal with one hand on the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship title, after a perfect weekend for the Northern Irishman. Pole position and two race wins have left the Kawasaki rider in an almost unassailable position with six races remaining.

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Sep 18

Jonathan Rea tops official Portimao test 

British rider continues his sensational pace in Portugal

Jonathan Rea tops official Portimao test 12 riders took to the track in the aftermath of the tenth round of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve, and in a day with minimal distruptions there was some solid progress made. But it was Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) who ended the day on top, 0.398s ahead of the rest of the field. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 18

Sykes recovering well after successful operation

The 2013 WorldSBK World Champion has had surgery in Barcelona after a Saturday crash at Portimao

Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) has undergone surgery on the fracture he sustained on his finger following his crash on Saturday in Portugal. The operation took place on Sunday (17th September) at the iMove Traumatology centre of the Mi Tres Torres Clinic in Barcelona and a rapid, favorable recovery is expected.
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Sep 17

Portuguese WorldSBK Day 3 –   Rea takes dominating double at Portimao

Autodromo Internacional do Algarve Day Three

Portuguese WorldSBK Day 3 -   Rea takes dominating double at PortimaoWorld Champion in imperious form in Portugal as he wins Race 2 ahead of Van der Mark and Melandri. Race 2 at the Portimao’s Autodromo Internacional do Algarve saw Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) complete a perfect weekend, with a victory by almost six seconds over second-placed Michael van der Mark (Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team). Marco Melandri (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) rounded out the podium behind the leading pair. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 16

Rea storms to pole in Portimao sunshine

World Champion on pole for Race 1 and joined on front row by Aprilia pair Laverty and Savadori

In fine conditions at the Prosecco DOC Portuguese Round on Saturday Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) took pole position with a 1’41.430 lap on his Kawasaki ZX-10RR, with Milwaukee Aprilia teammates Eugene Laverty and Lorenzo Savadori joining him on the front row.

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Sep 15

Portuguese WorldSBK Day 1 –  Rapid Rea leads the way on day one

Reigning Champion fastest man in Portugal, ahead of Ducati pair 

Portuguese WorldSBK Day 1 -  Rapid Rea leads the way on day oneA late hot lap in FP2 on Friday afternoon at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve in Portugal gave the reigning World Champion Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) the top spot on the timesheet, more than half a second clear of his nearest rival.

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Aug 20

Davies completes double victory in Germany

Ducati man seals maximum points in Germany in Race 2, with Rea and Melandri following him across the finish line

Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) wrapped up a superb weekend on Sunday with his second victory of the Prosecco DOC German Round in Race 2, whilst Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) and Marco Melandri (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) also secured podium results.

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Aug 19

German WorldSBK Day 2 – Davies dominates in Germany with Race One victory

Race 1 at Lausitzring sees Davies speed to victory, with Rea and Sykes also on the podium

German WorldSBK Day 2 - Davies dominates in Germany with Race One victoryAs the riders enjoyed their first race since the summer break it was Welshman Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) who produced a superb ride at the Prosecco DOC German Round on Saturday, taking victory by a 1.834s margin from Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team), with Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) also on the podium. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 19

Fantastic win for Davies in Germany

Race 1 at Lausitzring sees Davies speed to victory, with Rea and Sykes also on the podium

As the riders enjoyed their first race since the summer break it was Welshman Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) who produced a superb ride at the Prosecco DOC German Round on Saturday, taking victory by a 1.834s margin from Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team), with Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) also on the podium. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 28

Rea stamps his authority in opening round

Normal service resumed at Round One

Tensions were building and excitement was overflowing as the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship returned following their four month winter break, and following the intriguing off-season testing fans were treated to, there were plenty of unanswered questions.

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Jul 09

Commanding race 2 win for Rea at Laguna

World Champion takes Sunday win at #USWorldSBK round, with Sykes and Davies also on the podium

As the GEICO US Round drew to a close on Sunday afternoon at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca it was World Champion Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) who took the victory, with Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) and Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) also on the podium.

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Jun 21

Jonathan Rea awarded with MBE

Northern Irish rider awarded for sporting success in the UK

Reigning MOTUL FIM Superbike World Champion Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, as the British rider has his sporting achievements recognised in the UK.

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Jun 17

Sykes wins Race 1 at Pirelli Riviera Di Rimini Round, with Lowes and Rea also on the podium as Davies and Melandri crash on last lap

Dramatic victory for Sykes in Rimini sunshine

A breathtaking Race 1 at the Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli” on Saturday afternoon saw Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) take advantage of three big crashes ahead of him to secure maximum points, with Alex Lowes (Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team) and Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) also on the podium.

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May 26

UK WorldSBK Day 1 – Strong start to the weekend for Rea 

Donington Park Day One 

UK WorldSBK Day 1 - Strong start to the weekend for Rea World Champion leads both sessions on Friday in UK, with Sykes and wildcard Haslam also on the pace. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 13

Italian WorldSBK Day Two – Davies registers dominant win in curtailed race 

Imola Circuit Day Two

Italian WorldSBK Day Two - Davies registers dominant win in curtailed race At his team’s home round Ducati man Davies scores runaway win from pole, with Rea and Melandri also on the podium in a shortened race.

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May 12

Italian WorldSBK Day 1 – Determined Davies Friday’s fastest 

Ducati man secures strong opening pace at teams home track

Italian WorldSBK Day 1 - Determined Davies Friday's fastest The first day of action at the Motul Italian Round saw Chaz Davies conclude FP2 as the fastest rider on track, with a superb 1’46.229 lap for the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati rider putting him ahead of his rivals on the timesheet, as Kawasaki Racing Team pair Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes also registered top three times. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 12

Sharp Rea opens Imola weekend setting the pace

Motul Italian Round commences with Rea, Davies and Sykes in the top three in WorldSBK FP1 session

As the action got underway on the fifth weekend of the 2017 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship in Italy on Friday morning it was Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) who led the way with a 1’47.023 best time in FP1, followed by Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) and Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) in the top three.

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