KRT Launches Official 2020 WorldSBK Project
Kawasaki unveiled its official KRT 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 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.
The well-attended launch took place in KRT’s European HQ, with the on-stage elements hosted by WorldSBK paddock show host Michael Hill inside the very workshops that have been instrumental in propelling Kawasaki riders to the top in recent seasons.
At the end of the on-stage interviews – conducted on sofas and in the form of a late night TV chat show – the latest livery and sponsorship package was displayed on a video screen, just before the covers came off the Ninja ZX-10RR itself. Prominent Motocard, Elf Total, Monster Energy and Showa branding was displayed, alongside other valued commercial and technical partners.
Proven WorldSBK race winner and former BSB Champion Alex Lowes said about the final unveiling of his 2020 package, “I have been with the team for a few months now but we have had the chance to show our supporters and sponsors the final colours for our championship challenge tonight. It has been great to be part of this team and it was really nice to be seen in Kawasaki green for the first time. This has been a fantastic event, especially with all the team here in their own regular working environment. After this, it is down to Australia for the first race of the season.”
As the team now packs up for the first of the 13-rounds that will make up the 2020 season, the first official WorldSBK test will take place at Phillip Island, on Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 February. Race weekend in Australia will start on Friday 28 February and finish on Sunday, the first day of March.