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KAWASAKI RACING TEAM

KAWASAKI RACING TEAM

In contemporary WorldSBK racing, the Kawasaki Racing Team has repeatedly proven to be the squad to beat after winning five of the last six Teams’ World Championships, not to mention seven of the last eight Riders’ World Championships.

Kawasaki’s official WorldSBK factory racing effort, directed from KHI’s race department in Akashi, Japan, has its base of operations in Granollers, Catalonia under the management of the highly professional Provec Racing organisation.
 
Benefitting from a development programme of regularly updated parts and technical support direct from the factory, Provec staff face the perennial challenge of maintaining their stratospheric levels of track success. In addition, there is the herculean logistical task of moving personnel, machinery and support facilities around the globe over a season that also includes comprehensive testing commitments.
 
Even the unprecedented 2020 season, first disrupted and then compressed by the negative effects a global pandemic, finally saw Jonathan Rea win his sixth straight championship for KRT. Kawasaki also won the Manufacturers’ crown while the official team itself only missed out on a potential sixth consecutive title in the very last race of the 2020 season.
 
Continuing to benefit from the proven capabilities of a heavily updated and WorldSBK focused Ninja ZX-10RR street machine, which forms the base unit for on-track performance, KRT are proud to reflect on Kawasaki’s deep roots in World Superbike.
 
As ever KRT and Kawasaki will start their 2021 preparations with a street machine from the same warehouse as your local Kawasaki dealer, turning the flagship road machine into a true championship contender in the biggest production-based series of all. With many components and technologies crossing over directly from the street bike to the racing machine, the latest race homologated Ninja ZX-10RR is the definitive example of the true spirit of Superbike racing.
 
Ready to deliver on the faith shown in them as Kawasaki’s official WorldSBK squad, KRT – alongside six-times world champion Jonathan Rea and second year KRT regular Alex Lowes - will be out to take all three championship wins in 2021. With the new Ninja ZX-10RR having already set a terrific pace in pre-season testing, another exceptional year is the aim of KRT and all inside the Kawasaki family.

manager / staff

Txell Baró Designer
Eva Blanquez Communication Manager
Miquel Brau Hospitality Chef
Albert Cabestany Human Performance Manager
Danillo Casonato Lowes Engine engineer & electronics
Ruben Coca Parts manager assistant
Marcel Duinker Crew Chief - Alex Lowes
Eliseo Escámez New partnership and sponsorship coordinator
Mattia Fontana Support mechanic
Fabien Foret Rider Performance Analysis - Jonathan Rea
Alvar Garriga Technical Manager
Davide Gentile Rea Engine engineer & electronics
Anthony Gervasoni Akira Engine Software
Javi Gonzalez Rea Suspension technician
Raul Guzman Engine responsible hardware
Kevin Havenhand Riders Assistant - Jonathan Rea
Carla Heredero Hospitality Coordinator
Paolo Marchetti KRT - KST
Xavi Monzó Hospitality Technical responsible
Oriol Pallarés Rea Chief mechanic
Arturo Perez Rea Mechanic
Chema Porrua Structure Maintenance & Spare Mechanic
Aron Puerta Lowes Mechanic
Paul Raurell Lowes mechanic
Pere Riba Crew Chief - Jonathan Rea
Biel Roda Marketing Manager
Guim Roda Team Manager
David Ryan Riders Assistant Alex Lowes
Silvia Sanchez Team Coordinator
Mara Soto Tyre Technician
Ignasi Tamburini Lowes Tyres Technician
Raffaele Trupia Hospitality Chef
Toni Valls Hospitality structure responsible
Cedric Veron Lowes Suspension technician
Katsuhiro Yanagawa Racing Guru