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Solid day for Monster Energy Alpinestars Kawasaki at Calgary

June 22, 2017

Round three of the 2017 CMRC Canadian Motocross series took place this past weekend at the Wild Rose MX track, in the heart of the city of Calgary, Alberta and it was another solid day for the Monster Energy Alpinestars Kawasaki team. In MX2, Jacob Hayes was fast all day, logging the second quickest time in qualifying. He followed up a sixth in moto one with a holeshot in moto two and a third place finish to get on the podium for the moto. Heading into round four, Hayes sits fourth in points in the MX2 championship chase. It was a consistent day for Mike Alessi in MX1. Qualifying in the number six spot, he would log a pair of fifth place finishes in the motos to give him sixth overall on the day. He sits in sixth overall in the MX1 points standings after three rounds. The series now heads to Regina, Saskatchewan for round four of the series, at the Moto Valley MX track. For more information on the Canadian National Motocross series, visit www.mxnationals.ca

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Kawasaki Racing Team 1-2 in Donington Park

May 29, 2017

On the Saturday, Race 1 at Donington Park, Tom Sykes won his first FIM Superbike World Championship race of the season by 16.5 seconds to close the points gap on his team-mate and championship leader, Jonathan Rea, to 50. This was Sykes’ ninth successive win at Donington Park.  Jonathan Rea rode to take a thrilling second race win at Donington Park on Sunday, despite having to start from the fourth row of the grid because of his first day no-score. In a race where only 14 riders finished, Jonathan Rea recovered to win his eighth race of the year and Kawasaki’s 100th in Superbike history. Tom Sykes (KRT) was a close runner-up, just 1.601 seconds behind Rea after 23 laps, as KRT scored another 1-2 finish. With Rea winning Sunday and Tom victorious in Saturday’s race, the KRT duo sit 1-2 in the championship standings, with Jonathan 55 points ahead; 260 to 205.

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Strong Start for Kawasaki at the CSBK Season Opener in Shannonville

May 29, 2017

Kawasaki Riders finished strong at the Canadian Superbike Championship Season Opener in Shannonville Motorsports Park on May  26-28 with podium finishes across the board. Kenny Reidmann, focusing on the Pro Superbike class this year, debutted his new Ninja ZX-10RR.  After an aggressive race in which he battled for the lead with rival and defending champion, Jordan Szoke, Reidmann claimed a respectable 2nd place finish.  The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R performed well in the Pro Sport Bike, Amateur Sport Bike and Amateur Superbike Classes. Kristopher Garvie, aboard his Ninja ZX-6R, raced to a second place finish in the Pro Sport Bike Class. For the Amateur Series, Samuel Desmarais was the man to beat. He claimed two race victories, one in the Superbike and one in the Sport bike aboard the same powerful Ninja ZX-6R. The Kawasaki Ninja 300 Spec series returned to the CSBK for a third season with Shannonville marking the first double header of the series. After an impressive...

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