Kawasaki ready to defend in World SBK

Date posted on May 18, 2021
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The Kawasaki Racing Team (KRT) is looking forward to the first round of the 2021 FIM World Superbike  Championships to be held at the Motorland Aragon circuit  in Spain.

Both the reigning World Champion Jonathan Rea and his KRT teammate Alex Lowes have done extensive pre-season testing on their new race bike which will be based on the 2021 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR that features engine, chassis and aerodynamic changes including a higher rev ceiling and internal front winglets that generate significant extra downforce at high speed.

 

Jonathan Rea
“I am super-excited to go racing again because it feels like last season was so long ago. We have had some really good testing recently, where I have felt good with the bike and it is going to be so nice to get on track with everybody else to understand where we are. Aragon is a track we have very happy memories of after last year. We were able to be strong in the Motorland weekend and the following Teruel round. The target is to start this year strong and try to build some momentum into the season. It is going to be a tough couple of weeks in succession with two back-to-back rounds – but kick-starting the racing into action at Aragon is great because we just finished testing there. I have a good feeling with the bike. The new Ninja ZX-10RR is definitely a step forward from last year. I am super-excited about it and I feel ready.”

Alex Lowes
“I am ready to start racing! The 2021 season feels like it’s been a long time coming. It’s a longer winter break that normal for WorldSBK but luckily for me it’s really given me time to get to know my Ninja ZX-10RR properly. I feel like I am prepared the best I can be after all the pre-season tests. I have a good base setting and I’m in control of what’s happening with the bike. This is a good position to be in and now it’s about executing my best performances through every weekend. A big thank you Kawasaki and all the KRT staff for the extra hard effort during these strange times. Motivation is extremely high and now it’s time to go racing!”

Photos credit KRT

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