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Rea Fights Back to Lead Championship

March 26, 2018

Round 2 - Chang International Circuit in ‎Buriram, Thailand Kawasaki Racing Team (KRT) rider Jonathan Rea followed up on his Superpole qualifying success with his first race win of the 2018 WorldSBK Championship season, securing a margin of victory of 1.5 seconds after 20 intense laps during race 1. Tom Sykes (KRT) was in a leading position early in the race but finished sixth. Race 2 saw Jonathan Rea securing a strong finish after a challenging second race in hot conditions at the Chang International Circuit, following up his opening day win. Summoning up all his determination and skills, Rea managed to maintain a high level of pace and even overtake a rider in the final three laps to score fourth place. Rea leaves the Chang International Circuit with a two point championship lead after four races.  

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Eli Tomac Turns St. Louis Green with Dominant Main Event

March 19, 2018

As the fans painted The Dome at America's Center in all green attire, Monster Energy® Kawasaki rider Eli Tomac put his KX™ on the top step of the podium with a dominant performance on St. Patrick's Day to capture his fifth victory of the 2018 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship. Heading into 450SX Heat 2, Tomac was feeling confident after setting the fastest time of the day in qualifying and earned a transfer to the main with a third place finish. The Kawasaki rider demonstrated that he had a lot more in the tank when the gate dropped in the 450SX Main Event by taking the holeshot. Proving it takes more than just luck as he shot out front, Tomac went on to lead all 27 laps for a wire-to-wire victory, finishing more than 20 seconds ahead of his nearest competitor with the largest margin of victory this year.

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Team Monster Energy/Alpinestars/Piller’s/Kawasaki forges ahead in Calgary with Maffenbeier & Medaglia

March 19, 2018

Team Monster Energy Alpinestars Piller’s Kawasaki riders Shawn Maffenbeier and Tyler Medaglia enjoyed a stellar weekend of arenacross racing at the MRC Triple Crown Series double-header in Calgary, AB, where the AX Tour wrapped up the western leg of the points chase. Maffenbeier was in particularly good form in the 250 Pro class both Friday and Saturday night at the Agrium Event Center. The reigning MX2 National Champion handily dominated his heat races as well as the mains, keeping him firmly in control at the top of the scoreboard. Medaglia held up his end of the bargain in the 450 Pro class, nailing down second place in he main event on Friday and fourth the following night. He currently sits third in the points.    

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