The official factory effort driven from KHI’s race department in Akashi Japan is located in Granollers, Catalonia and managed by the highly professional Provec team. Receiving a stream of updated parts and technical support direct from the factory, Provec have the considerable task of not simply repeating the avalanche of recent success but the more practical challenge of moving staff, machinery and support facilities around the world during a hectic racing season.
Utilising the formidable WorldSBK focused Ninja ZX-10RR street motorcycle as the base unit for on-track endeavors, KRT are proud of Kawasaki’s roots in WorldSBK and carry forward the ethos established by Scott Russell who won the first championship for the lime green brand in 1993. The message is the same now as it ever was; Kawasaki uses a street motorcycle from the same warehouse as Kawasaki dealers call on to make the base of their racing machine.
Shouldering a heavy weight of expectation for 2018 KRT, and riders Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes, have a mountain to climb this year as new rules imposed to stymie a perceived Ninja dominance rob the rev hungry ZX-10RR of over 1000rpm to try and close the gap between leaders and chasers.
Stoic in their response, the factory have stated that they may not agree with the new situation but they will compete under the newly implemented rules and reconfigure the mighty Ninja within the regulations in order to push for an historic four year winning run. The outcome is impossible to predict but the effort is manifest, this is a team and rider combination determined to succeed and do so in the spirit of the Ninja brand. #NinjaSpirit