It has been confirmed that Kawasaki have entered Akira Yanagawa as a wild-card rider in their home event, the Gauloises Pacific Grand Prix of Motegi, on October 6th.

It will mark Kawasaki's first start in MotoGP this season - on the all-new ZX-RR four-stroke - prior to the Japanese company's full season entry in 2003.

The team have been developing their machine in this years All-Japan Superbike Championship, and will face the fellow four-strokes of Honda, Yamaha and Aprilia at Motegi.

Yanagawa will be joined by the following wild card riders:

MotoGP class:
45 - Wataru Yoshikawa JPN-Yamaha
48 - Akira Yanagawa JPN-Kawasaki

250cc class:
68 - Tekkyu Kayoh JPN-Yamaha
69 - Mobuyuki Ohsaki JPN-Yamaha
70 - Ryuji Yokoe JPN-Yamaha
71 - Katsuyuki Nakasuga JPN-Yamaha
72 - Yuki Takahashi JPN-Honda
92 - Hiroshi Aoyama JPN-Honda

125cc class:
65 - Toshihisa Kuzuhara JPN-Honda
66 - Shuhei Aoyama JPN-Honda
67 - Hideyuki Ogata JPN-Honda
68 - Akira Komuro JPN-Honda
95 - Takashi Yasuda JPN-Honda

 

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