KRT Launches Official 2020 WorldSBK Project
Kawasaki Racing Team unveiled its official FIM Superbike World Championship machinery and graphics package at the team launch this evening in Barcelona - the final step before the on-track action resumes at Phillip Island at the end of the month.
Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ official riding line-up will once again feature record-breaking five-time WorldSBK champion Jonathan Rea aboard the latest race specification Ninja ZX-10RR. Joining him is exciting new signing for the 2020 season, Alex Lowes.
With winter testing in Europe now complete - in the usual monochrome winter tests colours - Jonathan Rea was finally resplendent in his new leathers at the team launch. He answered the question of how it feels to face another season laden with opportunities. “We have had a solid pre-season where I felt fast and consistent and the target is to win another championship - for the team, Kawasaki and myself. Tonight is the start of another great year together.”
The five times champion could feel the sense of anticipation building in front of his team’s literal home crowd. “This is the time when it all becomes real and it is really fitting to do it in our team workshop where all the hard work goes in preparing our bike and our season,” said the most successful WorldSBK rider in history. “It has been particularly nice to do it in front of many of our sponsors and the family and friend of our mechanics. Not long until the season starts now!”