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Meet the Green heroes that are never thanked enough for their efforts behind the Racing scenes.

HORST SAIGER

A Kawasaki rider through and through, Horst Saiger has quickly made a name for himself on the International Road Racing scene, while also racing in the FIM World Endurance Championship – securing a podium finish at the gruelling 24hr of Le Mans in 2015.

FRANÇOIS LEMARIEY

François Lemariey is the man at the helm at Kawasaki’s highest level motocross team; the French based Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team (KRT). In a sport with more than its fair share of ‘breaks’ François has a tough job keeping his riders fit and ready to race…

LUCIO PEDERCINI

Known across the World Superbike paddock, Lucio Pedercini and his Pedercini Kawasaki squad have established themselves as one of the most popular teams in the production bike based series. We caught up with Lucio to talk racing, Team Management and his plans for the future…

ARIE VOS

After starting his career with Kawasaki, Dutch racer Arie Vos went on to win multiple Dutch Supersport and Superbike titles. Retiring from racing in 2014 (having won the Dutch Superbike Championship on a Kawasaki) he now runs his own team…

PERE RIBA

Currently Crew Chief to Jonathan Rea in World Superbikes, Pere Riba previously enjoyed a long career that spanned 21 years. Joining the Kawasaki fold back in 2003 as a racer initially, Pere has been involved in a lot of success with the manufacturer…

JESPER HUBNER

At just 17 years old, Jesper Hubner became the youngest Swedish Superbike Champion earlier this year. Demonstrating incredible talent from a young age, his future looks bright…

GREGORIO LAVILLA

Former World Superbike star Gregorio Lavilla had a long and successful career and is now Sporting Director for the World Superbike Championship. We caught up with him recently to chat about his Kawasaki years and what his current role entails…

CHRIS WALKER

Arguably one of the most popular riders in Britain, Chris ‘Stalker’ Walker has been a Kawasaki rider through most of his career. Most famous for that incredible victory in Assen, where he came from the back of the grid, Chris is still showing the young guns in British Superbikes how it’s done…

OLIVIER JACQUES

Having been known as a ‘quarter litre’ star for most of his young career, Olivier Jacques shocked the racing world when he stepped in for a one off ride on the ferocious Kawasaki ZX-RR to so nearly take victory at tricky rain hit Chinese GP…

JAMES HILLIER

Kawasaki through and through, Road Racing star James Hillier has been with the brand for over five years and even helped launch the latest model Ninaj ZX-6R. With three podiums at the 2015 Isle of Man TT, James also gave the thousands of fans packing the banking a treat when he took the incredible Kawasaki Ninja H2R around the Island course.

LIVIA LANCELOT

Having won the inaugural Women’s World Motocross Championship in 2008, French rider Livia Lancelot went on to compete in the incredibly tough Le Touquet sand race as well as the X Games in America. Back in MX however, she has set up her own team, Team One One Four, from which she races her Kawasaki KX250F – narrowly missing out on the World title in 2015…

TERRY RYMER

The world of Endurance is a unique way to go racing, a million miles away from Grand Prix and Superbikes. Yet Kawasaki star Terry Rymer was one of the few riders who was able to conquer both disciplines. 

SCOTT RUSSELL

Scott Russell - or ‘The Chief’ as he was affectionately dubbed by his legions of fans - is one of the most famous World Superbike riders of all time, and still one of the only riders to win the prestigious series in his debut year.

JJ LUISETTI

Jean Jacques Luisetti is a busy man. Yet as owner of both the successful Monster Energy Kawasaki MX2 Racing Team and one of the biggest bike dealerships in France, ‘JJ’ seems remarkably relaxed! 

IAN HUTCHINSON

Still the only rider to win five Isle of Man TT races in a week, Ian Hutchinson is one of the world’s toughest motorcycle racers, overcoming horrific injuries to make an emotional return to the top step at the 2015 event. 

GREGORY LEBLANC

Gregory Leblanc is fast becoming the ‘unbeatable man’ in French motorcycle racing, with four FSBK titles plus three Bol d’Or winners medals in a row!

GILLES STAFLER

Gilles Stafler has ‘green blood’ running through his veins, having worked with Kawasaki since 1993 and more recently creating up an impressive series of Championship wins in French Superbike and the Endurance ‘Classics’ with his SRC team.

CHARLIE HISCOTT

As a Producer for Eurosport covering World Superbike, MotoGP, and British Superbike, Charlie Hiscott has been getting under the skin of the top racers for 16 years.