WSBK » Kawasaki set to surpass 2010 total at Brno

Kawasaki heads to Brno in a position to not only exceed its points from 2010, but to also overhaul Suzuki and Honda in the manufacturers' standings.

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Kiyo Rulz - Unregistered

July 07, 2011 3:02 PM

Glad to see that Kawasaki are starting to come back to some level of competitiveness. I think Tom Sykes should be given a huge salary rise for what he has done for Kawasaki this year. His effort has been outstanding.

DW - Unregistered

July 07, 2011 5:16 PM

Kawasaki have FIVE riders - incl THREE factory pilots - riding for points, vs the ONE for a privateer Suzuki & the ONE & A HALF for a semi-private Honda ... & they're excited about the CHANCE to over-hall their opponents?

DW - Unregistered

July 07, 2011 8:07 PM

@ Sick Cylinder

This I know, but their fleet of bikes & factory riders is still being beaten by the one man privateer Suzuki & the slightly better represented Honda's.

That's hardly progress.
If Alstare were running another bike to pick up some points when Fabrizio failed to score, & if Honda had someone more competitive than Xaus on their 2nd bike, Kawasaki could be further behind.


July 08, 2011 4:28 AM

@ DW

Don't think you get much more competitive than Johnny Rea, and he's been nowhere this year, bar Assen. And Castrol are pretty much a factory team.
Yes, PBM have 3 riders, of which one has now ridden 2 rounds, returning from a year of not racing. Another is in his maiden WSBK season on a brand new bike.

There is so much development to be done, and up until now, was basically left to Sykes.

The other representation is Pedercini, who were supplied factory machines but insist on doing their own development. And even Aitchison and rolfo are coming good. Consistent points. You can't judge a bike for not demolishing the competion straight out the blocks.

oman biker - Unregistered

July 08, 2011 5:43 AM

You can't expect a new bike to win races straight out the box no matter who the manufacturer is. Look at BMW..everyone expected great things from the S1000RR and they are still struggling for podiums, never mind wins. And with Corser they have one of the best development riders around.

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