KRT LAUNCHES OFFICIAL 2021 WorldSBK LIVERY
Kawasaki’s official WorldSBK team has unveiled its exciting new 2021 image and hardware during an online team launch at the KRT headquarters near Barcelona. Riding duo Jonathan Rea and team-mate Alex Lowes, alongside the latest Ninja ZX-10RR, starred in the video presentation.
The video featured unique footage of the ever-expanding KRT HQ complex, as Rea and Lowes took it in turns to show off all facets of the various specialist elements that make up a world championship winning WorldSBK team - from leading edge technical areas with rapid-prototyping 3D printers to the latest hospitality truck.
Finishing with a big reveal of the final 2021 colours and graphics, on both the Ninja ZX-10RR and the riders’ leathers, the video is available to watch now on https://kawasakiracingteamworldsbk.com
The bright new KRT livery, featuring white contrast panels on the lower sections of the redesigned bodywork, largely reflects Kawasaki’s corporate racing green colours once again, underlining the official nature of Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ KRT racing effort, operated in Europe by Provec Racing.
The latest Ninja features several technical advances, including a higher revving engine, internal front winglets and a new tail section to further improve the aerodynamic performance of both road and race models.
Shortly after the launch the team will make the short trip to their local WorldSBK venue, Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona, for a two day test alongside most of their main 2021 competitors. The test will take place between March 31 and April 1. The first round of the championship is scheduled for May 21-23, at Motorland Aragon in Spain.
Jonathan Rea said: “I really like the new Ninja ZX-10RR! It is an exciting time because although the start of the season seems far away but we are ready for the two-day test in Barcelona with the 2021 bike livery. So it will really feel like the start of the season. It will be exciting and I can’t wait to get started. I feel really well-prepared and I’m looking forward to carrying on what we have been doing in the last few months.”