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Monster Energy Kawasaki Remains in the Championship Hunt

May 1, 2017

Kawasaki rider Eli Tomac came into the East Rutherford round of Monster Energy Supercross poised and ready to defend his championship lead. As the 450SX Main Event kicked off, Tomac came around Turn 1 in fourth place, with Josh Grant outside the top-10. Tomac wasted no time racing his KX™450F into the lead on Lap 2. Shortly after taking over the lead, Tomac would go down in a corner and remount in 15th. From there, Tomac began passing his way through the competition as best he could on a very technical racetrack. When the checkers flew, Tomac crossed the line in eighth place with teammate Grant ahead in seventh. Tomac now sits in second place in the overall standings, nine points down from the leader. After wrapping up the 250SX West Region Championship last weekend, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki was beaming with confidence. After winning Heat Race 1, Adam Cianciarulo captured the 250SX Main Event holeshot on his KX™250F. Teammate and East Region points leader, Joey...

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Rea Wins as Ninja ZX-10RR goes 1-2

May 1, 2017

Kawasaki Racing Team riders, Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes, dominated the grid during the Superbike World Championship race weekend in Assen, Netherlands on April 28-30th.  The two riders on their Ninja ZX-10RR secured first and second on the podium for both races, results which put them 1-2 at the head of the championship rankings.  Race two had Sykes closing in to within 0.025 seconds of victory, but Rea held on to secure another double success.  Rea's win gave him a clean sweep at Assen, with him having the fastest lap in both races plus Superpole.  The victory marks his third double win of the season, his seventh season victory, his 45th career win in WorldSBK and his 30th individual race win for Kawasaki. In the championship points standings, Rea has 195 points and Tom is second overall with 131.  The next round takes place May 13-14 in Imola, Italy.   

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Tomac Soars to Ninth Victory; Hill Clinches 250SX West championship in Salt Lake

April 24, 2017

Round 15 of Monster Energy Supercross in Salt Lake City closed with significant victories for Kawasaki riders Justin Hill and Eli Tomac.   Eli Tomac, on his KX450F, charged to his ninth win of the season, securing sole ownership of the points lead and the red plate.  Tomac now stands three points ahead of rival, Ryan Dungey.    In the Western Regional 250SX Class, Justin Hill earned the championship title aboard his KX250F—a victory that marks his first career Monster Energy Supercross championship. "This is a dream come true," said Hill. "The team and I worked hard this year and it paid off. I knew I had a chance to win this from day one and believed that all the way through. I'm excited for what the future holds for me next."

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