Kawasaki ready for Queensland Double
KRT are preparing to tackle the double header event, Round Six and Seven of the Australian Superbike Championship, head on this weekend at Queensland Raceway after three days of solid testing onboard the ZX10R Superbike and ZX6R Supersport posted promising results for KRT.
After receiving the eagerly anticipated all new ZX-6R performance parts, KRT spent a day at EasternCreek earlier in the month and a further two days at Queensland Raceway this week, testing and developing both the Supersport and Superbike race set-ups.Both KRT pilots, Shannon Johnson and Wayne Maxwell, are happy with the progress being made and believe they are in great shape to again challenge for podium finishes this weekend.
“Everything is going along well in the lead up to racing this weekend and there is a very positive vibeabout the Team,” said Johnson. “I will be disappointed if I don’t fi nish the Superbike Class on the podium again this weekend, as the ZX10R has demonstrated in testing that it is in great shape heading into this event.”“I think the constructive results we have achieved in testing this week have really elevated the spirits of all the crew and we are looking forward to getting back on the podium this weekend.”
“It is great to see the Team still working hard, so late in the season and continuing to get the most out of our race machines. It’s not unusual for Teams to begin to wind down as the season nears its end, but the KRT crew are still as committed as they were at Round One in making the ZX10R and ZX6R the best they possibly can be in 2007.”
Wayne Maxwell currently holds onto fifth place in the Superbike Class and seventh place in the Supersport Class and is confi dent that the Teams recent progress will reflect in his Championship standings this weekend.
“To be placed within the top five riders in Australia’s premiere racing category is a great achievementfor the Team and we are looking forward to gaining further valuable Championship points this weekendat Queensland Raceway,” said Maxwell. “I have traditionally had good success on this circuit in the past, so I am looking forward to continuing that success over the next few days and firmly cementing my place as a contender in the Championship.”