Kawasaki supported team Kawasaki BCPerformance Racing Team has been hard at work getting ready for round 5 of the ASBK Championship at Winton. Bryan Staring, Kyle Buckley and Ben Burke will be heading into Winton with a fresh drive after the long break. Kawasaki Motors Australia caught up with the team after their testing at Winton recently:
While satisfied with the 2 days at Winton, i obviously came into this one on the back foot – after not riding a Superbike for nearly a year – i feel myself and the team are gelling well and will be able to keep moving forward over the race weekend. My pace is not as strong as I like but I know there is plenty more to come. Im looking forward to jumping back on my Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR Superbike for round 5 and working with Kawasaki BCperformance again. Big thanks to Kawasaki Motors Australia, Kelvin, Adam and the whole team.
I'm very much looking forward to getting back to race conditions in the ASBK championship. The long break since round 4 has been very beneficial and allowed me to have some down time after a busy period racing both the Asian and Australian Superbike Championships. I have welcomed back my old team mate and friend in Kyle Buckley, our team structure has changed slightly but our objectives remain the same. I know our Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR race bikes have been meticulously prepared for the race at Winton and what will be the start of a busy 3 months to close out the 2019 championship. We were lucky enough to have completed 2 days of testing at Winton raceway recently. Although we weren't at the top of the timesheets at this test, I consider it positive that we know what we are looking for in the lead up to the race and I'm confident we will be very at the pointy end come race day. Kawasaki BCperformance along with Dunlop tyres are fully support of myself and our bid to win the Australian Superbike championship this year, this remains our target.
Kelvin Reilly - Team Manager
It seems like forever that we have not been at a track! We have had some changes mid year and we welcome back Kyle Buckley to the team and our recent test at Winton Raceway was a positive one. Kyle gelled back in to the team and worked on building his pace over the 2 days and we came away with a lot of information for us and Kyle to work on. Meanwhile Bryan knuckled down to testing some updates for us with the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR with some great feedback and a definite direction as we head into round 5 at Winton Raceway. There is some confidence in the team as we look forward to finishing the year on a high as we head into the busy period with 3 rounds remaining.