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KAWASAKI RACING TEAM

KAWASAKI RACING TEAM

With an incredible four WorldSBK titles to their credit in the recent past – including three consecutive Championships in a row leading up to the 2018 season – the Kawasaki Racing Team look well placed for continued success.

The official factory effort driven from KHI’s race department in Akashi Japan is located in Granollers, Catalonia and managed by the highly professional Provec team. Receiving a stream of updated parts and technical support direct from the factory, Provec have the considerable task of not simply repeating the avalanche of recent success but the more practical challenge of moving staff, machinery and support facilities around the world during a hectic racing season.
 
Utilising the formidable WorldSBK focused Ninja ZX-10RR street motorcycle as the base unit for on-track endeavors, KRT are proud of Kawasaki’s roots in WorldSBK and carry forward the ethos established by Scott Russell who won the first championship for the lime green brand in 1993. The message is the same now as it ever was; Kawasaki uses a street motorcycle from the same warehouse as Kawasaki dealers call on to make the base of their racing machine. 
Shouldering a heavy weight of expectation for 2018 KRT, and riders Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes, have a mountain to climb this year as new rules imposed to stymie a perceived Ninja dominance rob the rev hungry ZX-10RR of over 1000rpm to try and close the gap between leaders and chasers. 
 
Stoic in their response, the factory have stated that they may not agree with the new situation but they will compete under the newly implemented rules and reconfigure the mighty Ninja within the regulations in order to push for an historic four year winning run. The outcome is impossible to predict but the effort is manifest, this is a team and rider combination determined to succeed and do so in the spirit of the Ninja brand. #NinjaSpirit 

manager / staff

Albert Cabestany Human Performance Coordinator
Alvar Garriga Technical Manager
Anthony Gervasoni Akira Engine Engineer
Anthony Sykes Riders Assistant
Arturo Perez Mechanic
Biel Roda Marketing & PR Manager
Cedric Veron Suspension Technician Sykes
Danilo Casonato Engine Engineer & Telemetric Sykes
Davide Gentile Engine Engineer
Eva Blanquez Media Manager
Fabien Foret Riders Performance Analyst
Guim Roda Team Manager
Hidenori Shinonaga KHI Engine Engineer
Ichiro Yoda KRT Senior Engineer
Ignasi Tamburini Tyres Mechanic Truck Driver
Ines Touil Hospitality Coordinator
Javi Gonzalez Suspension Technician
Katsuhiro Yanagawa Parts Manager Engine Hardware
Kevin Havenhand Riders Assistant
Manuel Martinez KRT Workshop Maintenance
Marcel Duinker Crew Chief
Mattia Fontana Chief Mechanic
Max Valls Logistic Support Truck Driver
Oriol Pallarès Chief Mechanic
Paolo Marchetti KRT KST
Pau Raurell Tyres Mechanic
Pere Riba Crew Chief
Raul Guzman Mechanic
Ruben Coca Assistant Parts Manager
Silvia Sanchez Team Coordinator
Steve Guttridge KME Racing Planner
Toni Valls Technical Assistant Truck Driver
Yamato Kitajima Showa Engineer