New Era Promises Much for Kawasaki Racing Team

March 3, 2010

With an all-new line-up of riders and a great increase in the scale of its overall effort, the Kawasaki

Racing Team now starts the 2010 season with well-founded optimism and determination.

Former GP star Chris Vermeulen and the increasingly experienced Tom Sykes make-up a strong riding combination for the official Kawasaki squad in 2010, having built up a good working relationship already with the support staff from the team and Kawasaki.

The magnificent 4.445km long Phillip Island circuit in Australia hosts the first of 13 scheduled rounds and 26 individual points scoring races in 2010. It is a popular starting off point for what is expected to be a classic season of racing.

Superpole on Saturday 27th February will determine the shape of the final starting grid, with a pair of 22-lap races taking place on Sunday 28th.

Chris Vermeulen: "We are improving our bike a lot even now, and I feel comfortable on it. We still have work to do but I am more than happy with the progress we are making. The lap times are so close so it should make for great racing all year. It is good to be starting the season at my home circuit, and I would love to get a strong result on Sunday to start off the year with."

Tom Sykes: "The team is working together very well and I am happy for that. We spent most time recently working on suspension improvements and we will continue that and will we have to see how the weather will be for the races. The times are tight in this class this year, but I am confident we can do well. The secret will be consistency through the whole season."