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FIM Superbike World Championship

The FIM Superbike World Championship started in 1988 at Donington Park in Great Britain and soon became established as the foremost production-derived race series on two wheels. The mix of affordable global racing on accessible road-based machinery was a seductive amalgam for riders, teams and spectators alike.

Kawasaki was an early winner in the Riders’ Title chase, thanks to Scott Russell in 1993 and more recently in 2013, 2015 and last year. Tom Sykes was champ in 2013 and Jonathan Rea in ’15 and ’16, '17 & 18, each on their Ninja ZX-10Rs.

The Ninja dynasty of machines had won 91 race victories up to the end of the 2016 season, starting with Adrien Morillas in the inaugural year of the series. Since then Doug Chandler, Rob Phillis, Aaron Slight, Scott Russell, Anthony Gobert, Akira Yanagawa, Hitoyasu Izutsu, Chris Walker, Tom Sykes, Loris Baz and Jonathan Rea have won WorldSBK races for Kawasaki.

The podium-scoring total for Ninja pilots now stands at 307 from 720 races started. Kawasaki has taken 63 pole positions in that time too.

Kawasaki has been an ever-present manufacturer in WorldSBK racing and from the earliest days to now there have been many rule changes and technical regulations to match and comply with. Several teams have opted to use Ninja ZX-10R machines once again, a testimony to the performance and reliability of Kawasaki machines from the very start of the championship to now.

FIM Supersport WorldSSP Championship

The FIM Supersport World Championship (WorldSSP) became a full status FIM World Championship back in 1999 and all the main Japanese manufacturers have had won the title along the way. Kawasaki scored top spot in 2001 with Andrew Pitt and then Kenan Sofuoglu won the title for Kawasaki in 2012, 2015 and last season in 2016.

The first Kawasaki race winner in the full FIM WSS Championship came along in the first race of the 1999 season, British rider Iain Macpherson. Andrew Pitt, Fabien Foret, Joan Lascorz, Broc Parkes and Randy Krummenacher have also posted race wins on the middleweight Ninja. Kawasaki has scored 35 individual race wins since 1999.

Like 2016 there will be a two-tier championship inside the overall WorldSSP entry. Some teams will only compete in the European-based rounds of the championship; some will do the full 12 rounds from Australia to Qatar, and a healthy grid is already confirmed. Last year WorldSSP races – one per weekend – will appear at almost all the same rounds as the full Superbike category, with only the American round at Laguna Seca missing from the 2016 campaign trail in the middleweight class.

As always, the chassis of a supersport machine must remain largely as standard, engine tuning is tightly regulated and the control tyres must be approved for highway use – to keep the link to roadbikes as close as possible. Last year’s limited electronic regulations made the championship more open at the top end but Kawasaki was still the champion in both riders’ and manufacturers’ competitions




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Factory Kawasaki Racing Team

In contemporary WorldSBK racing, the Kawasaki Racing Team has repeatedly proven to be the squad to beat after winning five of the last six Teams’ World Championships, not to mention seven of the last eight Riders’ World Championships.



Kawasaki’s official WorldSBK factory racing effort, directed from KHI’s race department in Akashi, Japan, has its base of operations in Granollers, Catalonia under the management of the highly professional Provec Racing organisation.

Benefitting from a development programme of regularly updated parts and technical support direct from the factory, Provec staff face the perennial challenge of maintaining their stratospheric levels of track success. In addition, there is the herculean logistical task of moving personnel, machinery and support facilities around the globe over a season that also includes comprehensive testing commitments.

Even the unprecedented 2020 season, first disrupted and then compressed by the negative effects a global pandemic, finally saw Jonathan Rea win his sixth straight championship for KRT. Kawasaki also won the Manufacturers’ crown while the official team itself only missed out on a potential sixth consecutive title in the very last race of the 2020 season.

Continuing to benefit from the proven capabilities of a heavily updated and WorldSBK focused Ninja ZX-10RR street machine, which forms the base unit for on-track performance, KRT are proud to reflect on Kawasaki’s deep roots in World Superbike

As ever KRT and Kawasaki will start their 2021 preparations with a street machine from the same warehouse as your local Kawasaki dealer, turning the flagship road machine into a true championship contender in the biggest production-based series of all. With many components and technologies crossing over directly from the street bike to the racing machine, the latest race homologated Ninja ZX-10RR is the definitive example of the true spirit of Superbike racing.

Ready to deliver on the faith shown in them as Kawasaki’s official WorldSBK squad, KRT – alongside six-times world champion Jonathan Rea and second year KRT regular Alex Lowes - will be out to take all three championship wins in 2021. With the new Ninja ZX-10RR having already set a terrific pace in pre-season testing, another exceptional year is the aim of KRT and all inside the Kawasaki family.


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Factory Kawasaki Team

The FIM Motocross World Championship series was created in 1957 with a class for motor cycles with a maximum of 500cc capacity; a 250cc class was added five years later and a championship for 125cc machines in 1975. As the sport entered the 21st century it became clear that technical development required a modification of the traditional class structure and since the 2003 season the premier series has been open to two-stroke motor cycles with an engine size between 176cc and 250cc or four-strokes between 291cc and 450cc; within a  couple of years the four-stroke motorcycles established their pre-eminence and it is now rare for a two-stroke machine to participate. Riders contest two races (motos), each of 30 minutes plus two laps duration, and the first 20 finishers score points in each. The Grand Prix winner is the rider with the greatest combined points total from the two motos; in the case of a tie the better placing in the final moto is decisive. Riders must be at least 16 years of age.

Kawasakis involvement in the FIM Motocross World Championship dates back as far as 1972 when the Swede Olle Pettersson was signed as development rider in the 250cc class and two years later Kawasaki officially entered the 500cc class also with his compatriot Christer Hammargren. After several near-misses Kawasaki finally secured its first world title when Stefan Everts won the 250cc series in 1995, and French teenager Sebastien Tortelli followed this by taking the title three years later.

No less than six major manufacturers enter official teams in the premier world series, and Kawasaki is a major player, having finished third in the 2013 manufacturers' standings with three of their riders amongst the first seven in the individual championship.

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The FIM MX2 Motocross World Championship was created at the same time as MXGP and is open to two-stroke motorcycles between 101cc and 125cc and four-strokes between 176cc and 250cc, though, as in MX1, four-stroke machines now predominate. MX2 effectively replaced the 125cc world series.

The smaller capacity bikes are considered ideal for young riders to develop their riding skills and this fact has been acknowledged yet further since 2010 with the introduction of a maximum age limit of 23 years. The minimum age for participants is 15 years of age.

Kawasaki, having always been aware of the importance of nurturing new talent, has secured titles with Sebastien Tortelli (1996), Mickael Maschio (2002) and Christophe Pourcel (2006) and remains a prominent force in the series with top three placings in recent years by Steven Frossard and Tommy Searle.

Bud Racing Kawasaki Team

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