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In contemporary WorldSBK racing the Kawasaki Racing Team has repeatedly proven to be the squad to beat after winning six recent Teams’ World Championships, not to mention seven Riders’ World Championships since its first with Tom Sykes in 2013.
Kawasaki’s official WorldSBK factory racing effort, directed from KMC’s race department in Akashi, Japan, has its base of operations in Granollers, Catalonia under the management of the highly professional Provec Racing organisation.Benefitting from a development programme of regularly updated parts and technical support direct from the factory, Provec staff face the perennial challenge of maintaining their stratospheric levels of track success. In addition there is the herculean logistical task of moving personnel, machinery and support facilities around the globe over a season that also includes comprehensive testing commitments.Even the unprecedented 2020 season, first disrupted and then compressed by the negative effects a global pandemic, finally saw Jonathan Rea win his sixth straight championship for KRT. Kawasaki also won the Manufacturers’ crown while the official team itself only missed out on a potential sixth consecutive title in the very last race of the year. In a full distance 2021 season KRT came within 13 points of another Riders’ championship for Rea.Continuing to benefit from the proven capabilities of a heavily updated and WorldSBK focused Ninja ZX-10RR street machine, which forms the base unit for on-track performance, KRT are proud to reflect on Kawasaki’s deep roots in World Superbike.As ever KRT and Kawasaki will take on the WorldSBK challenge with a street machine from the same warehouse as your local Kawasaki dealer, turning the flagship road machine into a true championship contender in the biggest production-based series of all. With many components and technologies crossing over directly from the street bike to the racing machine, the latest Ninja ZX-10RR is the definitive example of the true spirit of Superbike racing.Ready to deliver on the faith shown in them as Kawasaki’s official WorldSBK squad, KRT – alongside six-times world champion Jonathan Rea and third year KRT regular Alex Lowes - will be out to secure Riders’ Manufacturers’ and Team’s Championships again, returning to the top of the championship tables that were dominated for so long.