After more than 25 years of trying, Kawasaki heads to its 'home' round in Spain well placed to come away with its long-awaited first World Superbike Championship constructors' title.

The Japanese firm has maintained a constant presence in the WSBK series since its inauguration in 1988, but whilst it has notched up two riders' titles in that time - and is almost certain to claim a third this weekend -, it has never sealed the much desired constructors' crown.

However, the combined efforts of champion-elect Jonathan Rea and team-mate Tom Sykes mean Kawasaki is now all-but-certain to secure the collective team crown.

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With a maximum of 150 points remaining, Kawasaki has a sizeable 112 point margin over Ducati, meaning it simply needs to maintain its three figure advantage by the end of the Jerez weekend to take the spoils.

Fittingly, the achievement could come on Kawasaki's adoptive home round in Jerez, where the Provec outfit that runs its factory effort is based. It also comes as Kawasaki busily readies a new ZX-10R for 2016, though it isn't confirmed as to whether it will be ready for the start of next season.

Kawasaki will become only the sixth manufacturer to win the WSBK constructors' title and will go level on Suzuki and Yamaha instantly. Aprilia and Honda are currently tied on four titles each, while Ducati stay dominant with its unsurpassed 17 titles.