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Mixed Kawasaki return for Morais at Brands

Sheridan Morais did his chances of securing a high profile Superbike ride in 2010 no harm at all after an impressive turn on the British Superbike stage for Paul Bird Motorsport Kawasaki.

The South African was called up to the World Superbike team as a last minute replacement for the injured Makoto Tamada, Morais making his second appearance with the squad after competing on the international stage at Kyalami earlier this season.

Settling in again quickly, Morais was immediately on the pace in free practice before securing a front row grid slot for the weekend's three races.

However, Morais' race hopes were harmed by an inability to get the ZX-10R off the line quickly on each occasion. Indeed, he was left fight back from positions outside the top ten in all three races, even crashing out heavily at the end of the opening lap during the first encounter of the weekend.

Nonetheless he would eventually secure a tenth and eighth place finish, Morais thanking the team for the opportunity to join forces once again.

"I'd have liked to have been a lot further up in all of the races but the big crash we had on Saturday hindered our progress and I only had the one bike left so it was important to bring it home without any further problems.

"It's been fantastic working with the team once again and I'd like to thank them for the opportunity which has hopefully helped them progress and achieve some better results for the remainder of the year."


Tagged as: Kawasaki , superbikes , Morais , Britain , Bird

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jorge alves - Unregistered

August 10, 2009 9:33 PM

kawasaki - give this man a ride for 2010 ! the way he settled into the job in hand was simply a revelation. BSB is a tough, competitive and uncompromising series, Sheridan not only adjusted to it, he amazed all with his ability to "dial" himself to the demands of an unfamiliar team, unfamiliar track and riders ,to qualify on the front row, speaks volumes of the man's raw talents. As a true Kawasaki fan, please get him on the ZX10R for next year - WSB or BSB,just get him on one !

suz#46 - Unregistered

August 12, 2009 7:24 AM

Aussie... why dont u go and high tackle someone? Morais did well at home in WSBK...yes,it was his home track... but the 1st time he sat on the bike was friday practice and he was on the pace straight away... Id think its easier to learn a track,than a new bike? (Superstock vs WSBK) And how about a 6th place in WSS on the R6? Best position for that bike all year... and they werent racing Kyalami "mate"... Bring on Bruno and hopefully Shez will still be on the ZX10



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