Tag Archive: Kawasaki Racing Team

Mar 12

Motul Thai Round concludes with another win for Rea in a restarted race, with Sykes and Melandri also on rostrum

Fourth successive win for dominant Rea

The second round of the 2017 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship concluded with another superb victory for Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) on Sunday at the Chang International Circuit, with Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) and Marco Melandri (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) also on the podium. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 06

WorldSBK takes on the Destination of Speed

Title fight heads East for Round Two

WorldSBK takes on the Destination of Speed Just two weeks after the sensational season opener at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship heads to Thailand for Round Two, as riders will be looking to build on results or improve on their opening performance of 2017.

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Feb 25

Phillip Island WorldSBK Day 2 – Rea triumphs as tactics prevail 

Champion wins opening thriller with Lowes set to take pole in Race 2

Phillip Island WorldSBK Day 2 - Rea triumphs as tactics prevail Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit was the backdrop for a stunning first race of the 2017 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship, as Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) took a superb win, to start the season in style. Rea beat Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) by just 0.042s across the line as the pair battled hard to the last corner, with Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) also on the podium. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 21

Jonathan Rea ends on top as Official Phillip Island test concludes 

Final session for WorldSBK before season gets underway

Basking in the summer sun at the stunning Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit, MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship riders were able to take advantage of the four hours they have out on track, following a disrupted day on Monday before the opening round of the season commences in three days time. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 03

Rea and rain lead the last European pre season test

Adverse weather conditions see limited activity on track at Jerez

Rain was the driving force behind the final test in Europe for the MOTUL FIM Superbike Championship, which began to fall in the early hours of the morning and continued throughout the day. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 02

Rea impresses in Southern Spain

Rain doesn’t stop play in two day Jerez test

Jerez de la Frontera played host to pre-season winter testing for the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship again today, as teams continue to put in the miles before the season opener at Phillip Island, now only three weeks away. Rain held up track action this morning, however once the track dried up, teams didn’t waste time to get out on track. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 26

Rea on top as Jerez test comes to an end

Times tumble on day two 

MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship Jerez test has come to an end in Southern Spain, ending with Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) on top as the 27 riders out on track continue to make steps towards 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Friday’s Thrills and Spills at Jerez

Sykes First Man Through to Tissot-Superpole 2 – Kawasaki rider sets his sights on pole

WSBK - Tom Sykes the man to beat on Friday FP2 action began for WorldSBK at 13:30 local time with entry to Tissot-Superpole 2 for the top ten. Xavi Fores (Barni Racing Team) led the charge in the opening minutes of the session before times tumbled with Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) putting in the fastest time.

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Sep 18

#GermanWorldSBK Day 3 Round Up

Rea Rules in Dramatic Wet Race, New riders join the Champion on the podium

#GermanWorldSBK Day 3 Round Up Kawasaki Racing Team’s Jonathan Rea found redemption in Race 2 on Sunday at the Lausitzring in a dominant performance, seeing him win by a 9.3 second margin ahead of newcomers to the WordSBK podium IodaRacing Team’s Alex De Angelis and Barni Racing Team’s Xavi Fores. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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