KRT Test At Winton
As Round Two of the Australian Superbike and Supersport Championship draws closer, Kawasaki Racing Team is continuing to make inroads in its pursuit to enhance and develop the 2007 ZX-10R and all new ZX-6R race winning packages.
KRT has embarked on a rigorous testing program in 2007, aiming to unleash both Kawasaki machines full racing potential. Testing this week included participation in the World Superbike Support Classes at Phillip Island and a two day test session at Winton Raceway on Monday and Tuesday, where valuable data was gathered.
After mixed results were posted in the World Superbike Support Classes last weekend, the Team utilised the Circuit Breakers Track day at Winton to continue to explore engine, tyre and suspension set-ups, aiming to gather valuable data to maximise both the ZX-10R and ZX-6R’s racing potential.
Even though adverse weather conditions hampered their campaigns at Phillip Island, the all new ZX-6R posted promising results throughout the weekend, with both KRT Riders Shannon Johnson and Wayne Maxwell posting top ten results in each Supersport Race.
The Superbike didn’t post quite as good results, but Team Manager David Cullen, is optimistic that the valuable data gather this week will go a long way to assisting with the set-up of both race bikes at Round Two of the Australian Superbike Championship, to be conducted at Winton Raceway on 24 and 25 March, 2007.
David believes the Team and both Riders are beginning to make inroads with both 2007 race bikes. “The Team is taking advantage of every opportunity we have to get as much mileage on the all new ZX-6R race bike.” Cullen said. “We are working in somewhat unfamiliar territory with the all new model, but we have gathered good data over the past week, which we know will go a long way to advancing our performance at the second Championship Round.
We know we have the potential to win races in 2007, it is just a matter of the Team finding the right race set-up and having the right gear to challenge both the Supersport and Superbike Championships”.