F&H Kawasaki signs Adam Sterry

The F&H Kawasaki Racing team are pleased to announce the signing of Adam Sterry for the next two years as the British rider will contest the MX2 World Championship. Before the start of the year, Sterry had signed a three-year official Kawasaki deal but, with the MX2 team leaving the paddock, the 21 year old […]

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The F&H Kawasaki Racing team are pleased to announce the signing of Adam Sterry for the next two years as the British rider will contest the MX2 World Championship.

Before the start of the year, Sterry had signed a three-year official Kawasaki deal but, with the MX2 team leaving the paddock, the 21 year old from Sealand in Wales, UK was without a ride. Speaking to teams about his future led to talks with the F&H Kawasaki team who are pleased to secure his services for the next two seasons giving Sterry the opportunity to remain on a green machine. The team are also pleased to announce they will receive support from Kawasaki throughout the course of the forthcoming season.

Unfortunately for the talented British rider it was a tough year as a torn ACL meant he missed much of the season. Before the injury he showed good speed and was knocking on the door of top ten results. His best finish was during the second moto in Indonesia when he came home in sixth and he will be hoping for more results like that to build on over the course of the next two seasons.

Sterry joins Ruben Fernandez under the team’s awning for the 2018 MX2 World Championship campaign but the team will announce a third rider in due course.

Adam Sterry: “I am very happy and excited to join F&H Kawasaki for the next two years. I am thankful for this opportunity after being injured most of this year but we will be back stronger than ever. I can’t wait to start riding and testing with the team. I learnt a lot about the Kawasaki KX250-F this year and I’ll be taking that into next year to help us achieve the results we work very hard for.”

Harrie van Hout (F&H Team Coordinator): “I’m really happy and looking forward to start working with Adam. That we could keep him inside our Kawasaki family is great news and we to have some successful years plus a lot of fun!”

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Guarnoni Wins At Home As Deroue Loses Podium Chance

Jeremy Guarnoni (Pedercini Racing Kawasaki) secured his fifth STK1000 career race win, and his first of the year on the Ninja ZX-10RR, after thrilling race at his home circuit of Magny Cours. With championship challenger Toprak Razgatlioglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) missing from the Magny Cours round after suffering a dislocated shoulder joint in practice, the […]

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Jeremy Guarnoni (Pedercini Racing Kawasaki) secured his fifth STK1000 career race win, and his first of the year on the Ninja ZX-10RR, after thrilling race at his home circuit of Magny Cours.

With championship challenger Toprak Razgatlioglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) missing from the Magny Cours round after suffering a dislocated shoulder joint in practice, the pressure of expectation fell on Guarnoni. The French rider did not disappoint in front of his passionate home fans.

Starting the first lap of Sunday’s 15-lap race in fifth position, after also having qualified fifth on Saturday, he held off long-time race leader Florian Marino by 0.414 seconds, finding his best pace when it really counted. Jeremy is now fifth in the championship.

This was the fourth STK1000 race win for the Ninja ZX-10RR in 2017, after three previous victories for Razgatlioglu.

The Turkish rider is working hard to be fit for the final round of the championship, which will be held at Jerez in Spain on 22nd October. He is currently 14 points from the championship lead, in third place overall, so he still has everything to play for.

Illia Mykhalchyk  (Triple M Racing Kawasaki) was fifth at Magny Cours, Xavier Pinsach (ETG Racing Kawasaki) was 17th and Wayne Tessels (Agro-On Benjan Kawasaki) 18th.

Jeremy Guarnoni stated, “This is my home track but it is not my favourite. Maybe it is because this is my home round but I think I rode really well and the bike was perfect all weekend. We were fast. It has been a difficult season so far for me so to win this race was really important and I am really happy. Thanks to Kawasaki and the team because the bike was perfect.”

In the WorldSSP300 championship race in France, the penultimate round of the year, Scott Deroue (MTM HS Kawasaki) finished ninth, leading the second group of riders across the line after another thrilling race. He had qualified seventh in readiness for the 12-lap race on Sunday 1st October.

The competition is close in this championship at every single round, even in its first year of existence, and Deroue was in a mix of up to ten riders for the lead.

He was to lead for a short time but his last lap podium challenge was halted in the final kilometres of the race when a technical issue slowed his pace and he crossed the line ninth.

Deroue had won the two opening rounds of the series on the Ninja300, and Ana Carrasco (ETG Racing Kawasaki) also took a famous victory in the previous Portuguese round.

With one round left to run Deroue is fourth overall and is now just too far away in the championship points to win the overall title.

Scott Deroue: “I had a good start and could easily stay amongst the leaders. Halfway through I was hit by Valle when I was braking, so I couldn’t turn in. I lost ground to the front men, but fortunately I was able to close the gap. Everything was possible towards the end, but in the last lap my bike was faltering. That’s racing. Now I need to focus on the last race of the season. Hopefully I can show everybody that a fight for the podium is possible again.”

The finale for both STK1000 and WorldSSP300 classes will be held on Sunday October 22nd, at Jerez in Spain.

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WorldSBK Teams’ Championship Win For KRT

One day after Jonathan Rea (KRT) had clinched the Riders’ title in the FIM Superbike World Championship Kawasaki Racing Team took the Team’s championship too, after a dramatic second race at Magny Cours. Tom Sykes (KRT) finished seventh after a gritty performance in the second 21-lap race in France but new champion Jonathan Rea (KRT) […]

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One day after Jonathan Rea (KRT) had clinched the Riders’ title in the FIM Superbike World Championship Kawasaki Racing Team took the Team’s championship too, after a dramatic second race at Magny Cours.

Tom Sykes (KRT) finished seventh after a gritty performance in the second 21-lap race in France but new champion Jonathan Rea (KRT) was forced out after his footpeg clipped a fallen rider’s bike and broke off, also injuring his right foot. Entering the pits for bike repairs and a new race boot, he was eventually forced to retire in pitlane.

Sykes had finished the first lap in fifth position, after a third row start, which was required under the new reverse grid rules that operate in WorldSBK. Tom gradually lost ground as he lost rear traction and was to finish seventh, unable to reach the podium level he had shown in race one due to a less than optimum tyre choice today.

Carrying left hand injuries from a heavy crash that made him miss the previous races in Portimao, Sykes still battled hard to the finish well and maintained his overall second place in the championship points.

The race was a difficult affair for all, as the threatening rains arrived in a very light form, and slowly got heavier as the laps counted down.

With two rounds and four individual races remaining this season Rea and Sykes have amassed enough points between them for KRT to add the a third Teams’ Championship to Rea’s third Riders’ title win in succession.

The battle for the Manufacturers’ crown will go forward to the next round at Jerez de la Frontera, with racedays on 21st and 22nd October.

Jonathan Rea, stated: “Without the incident that put me out of the race we could have been fighting for the win. My pace all weekend in the dry has been a little bit of a step ahead of the others. The conditions were a little intermittent throughout the race, so it is hard to say how it would have gone. But I was confident to be able to race with Chaz. Wet or dry we have set the level this weekend. The good news is that I have had some checks on my right foot and nothing is broken. I hit something really solid on the other bike, as it has broken skin on my foot and it was enough to take my footpeg completely off; the whole set-up. So I am very lucky and it could have been a lot worse. I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. The team won their championship today too. As soon as I got changed out of my leathers I saw the caption appear on the screen in my office saying they had won, so I rushed back into the pitbox to give my team manager Guim a big hug and say congratulations!”

Tom Sykes, stated: “We chose a harder rear tyre today which did not quite work for me today in the cooler conditions, but the temperature seemed quite cold for the softer compound. After a couple of laps I struggled to get the bike into the turn, and especially out of turns. I tried to compensate in other areas but with a few drops of rain I could have done with that softer compound rear tyre. I am still second place in the championship, nine points ahead, and if someone had offered me that two weeks ago I would have probably taken it. The team has two good riders inside the camp, it is a great team who give us a great motorcycle. It is a big team effort. Yesterday it was the Riders’ Championship with Jonathan, today the Teams’ one and if all goes to plan we will get the Manufacturers one as well.”

2017 KRT Rider Statistics
Jonathan Rea: World Champion 2015, 2016 & 2017
2017: Races 22, Wins 12, Podiums 20, Superpoles 5
Career Race Wins: 50 (35 for Kawasaki)
Career Podiums: 108 (66 For Kawasaki)
Career Poles: 13 (9 For Kawasaki)

Tom Sykes: World Champion 2013
2017: Races: 20, Wins 2, Podiums 15, Superpoles 4
Career Race Wins: 33 (33 for Kawasaki)
Career Podiums: 99 (98 For Kawasaki)
Career Poles: 42 (42 For Kawasaki)

5 x Riders’ Championships (Scott Russell 1993, Sykes 2013, Rea 2015, 2016 & 2017), 1 x EVO Riders’ Championship (David Salom 2014)
2 x Manufacturers’ Championships (Ninja ZX-10R 2015 & 2016)
3 x Teams’ Championships (KRT/Provec Racing 2015, 2016 & 2017)

Kawasaki FIM Superbike World Championship Statistics
Total Kawasaki Race Wins: 105 – third overall
Total Kawasaki Podiums: 343 – third overall
Total Kawasaki Poles: 72 – second overall

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New Kawasaki MY18 Z900 – Unleashed for A2 riders | Official Video

Ever since its introduction in 2016, the Supernaked Z900 has proven to be a great success. With its unique Sugomi engineering and design philosophy, the middleweight champion offers a great all-round Refined Raw motorcycle package. This year, Kawasaki unleashes the Z900 for A2 riders as well #ZRefinedRaw

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Ever since its introduction in 2016, the Supernaked Z900 has proven to be a great success. With its unique Sugomi engineering and design philosophy, the middleweight champion offers a great all-round Refined Raw motorcycle package. This year, Kawasaki unleashes the Z900 for A2 riders as well #ZRefinedRaw

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