An announcement was already made by Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea regarding the colours to be donned by the 2017 Kawasaki Racing Team. This year, the team will be busy defending its titles as World Superbike riders and World Superbike manufacturer.
Rea was victorious last year for his attempt to retain his World Superbike crown and is aiming to break the world record by winning for the three consecutive years as the world champion. Along with him is the factory squad from Kawasaki. Ever since he became a part of the team in 2015, he has started to dominate the series.
Rea will be partnering again with Tom Sykes who is known to be the champion during the 2013 World Superbike. Sykes is now preparing for this year since this is his eighth year being part of the KRT. He almost finished as runner up last year during the riders’ championship but he still made sure that Kawasaki will bring home the title as World Superbike Manufacturer for the two straight seasons.
Both of them have already a year of experience when it comes to manoeuvring the latest Kawasaki ZX-10R. The two riders for KRT are considered to be hot favourites during this year’s competition which will be against their competitor factory including Aprilia, Yamaha, Honda and Ducati.
Rea is happy about the idea of beating a world record during the World Superbikes in the event that he bags the riders’ title for the third time.
Rea expressed gratitude to his KRT team for making their annual team launch a memorable one. He is happy to be wearing his new leathers and seeing his bike all ready for the competition while a lot of people are cheering with them.
After the championship celebration last year, he shared that he focused on his testing in order to have a more productive off-season. He is now excited for a new year.
The Kawasaki Racing Team will be travelling to Phillip Island for the pre-season test final which will happen on February 24 to 26. It is expected that the demand for Kawasaki motorcycles for sale will be higher during the coming season.