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Kawasaki inspired by past Assen success

"Kawasaki's last win in World Superbikes came at Assen five years ago, so it's about time there was another one."
The Kawasaki Racing Team is confident that, after being forced to withdraw from the first two rounds of the season, Chris Vermeulen will finally be fit enough to make his race debut on the 2011 version of the ZX-10R at Assen this weekend.

The 28-year-old MotoGP, WSBK and WSS race winner got as far as practice for the previous Donington Park round, before the team deemed his injured knee still not good enough to race.

However, after three more weeks' of healing time, the Aussie is determined to be back in action at Assen - especially after seeing his factory team-mates do so well at the British track.

Tom Sykes grabbed a front row start and was challenging for a podium when he crashed out in the opening Donington race, while rookie Joan Lascorz brought his green machine home to its best result so far of fifth in race two.

"We showed we had good pace at Donington and Tom proved that with a great ride during Superpole to get on the front row, but was unlucky to crash out of race one when well placed,” said team owner Paul Bird.

"Joan did brilliantly to bring the bike home in fifth in race two and I expect both riders to be challenging for podiums again this weekend.

"It was very important Chris rode at Donington and has had further time to recuperate so I'm hopeful he'll be able to be competitive too.

"Kawasaki's last win in World Superbikes came here five years ago [with Chris Walker, in the wet] so it's about time there was another one."

Last year, Sykes and Vermeulen encountered problems and scraped just a handful of points between them in both Superbike races - but Lascorz did better with the runner-up spot in the World Supersport race.


Tagged as: Kawasaki , Assen , Chris Vermeulen

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grantrd

April 11, 2011 8:53 PM

anyone who doesn't have any sympathy for what has happened to this guys career hasn't got a heart........ I really hope he is fit enough to race and it starts to come right for him.......



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