The Kawasaki Racing Team or KRT has officially unveiled their WorldSBK 2018 challenger that is the 2018 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR.
Both Rea and Sykes are looking to defend their titles and race wins with brand new bikes and liveries.
The ZX-10RR has been gaining a lot of race wins and championships ever since Barcelona-based Provec outfit took over in 2012.
The Kawasaki Racing Team (KRT) has officially launched their 2018 WorldSBK title challenger in the form of the super competitive 2018 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR. The unveiling by KRT was held at the KRT headquarters located near Barcelona together with their star riders, Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes.
Based on the ‘new’ colour scheme, KRT has maintained the iconic Kawasaki green, black and white where we all love and adore. This time around, you’ll notice extra highlights of brighter yellow and green to further accentuate the race machine’s overall appearance.
Ever since the Barcelona-based Provec outfit took over the racing team back in 2012, KRT has been celebrating a huge amount of success which totals up to 73 WorldSBK wins, four rider’s championships and three manufacturer titles. They even got Jonathan Rea to be the first British rider to win three consecutive titles.
According to Rea, “It is always exciting to unveil our new colours. It is when you feel like the season is kicking off for real. It is now time to go racing which I am super-excited about. KRT always pull out the stops when it comes to the team launch and they are making a big deal out of the new liveries. That gives you the feeling that you are walking into something new all the time. To be at a high level event like this makes me proud to be a Kawasaki rider.”
As for his equally talented team mate Tom Sykes who gave Kawasaki the championship back in 2013, “Anything is possible this year and we have had a really good testing programme, taking into account the change in the rules. At this moment I feel we are very well prepared. The launch itself at the team’s HQ was absolutely fantastic and everyone involved has done a really good job. It is very fitting, and this amount of effort is a great way to start the season.”
The Kawasaki Racing Team together with their star riders will head to Phillip Island, Australia this weekend ahead to test out the bikes before the first round on 25 February 2018 at the same venue.