Does Kawasaki race in MotoGP?
In 2002 Kawasaki returned to the World Grand Prix, the pinnacle of motorcycle road racing, after a 20-year absence. Competing in the MotoGP class, Kawasaki’s Ninja ZX-RR improved year by year.
Why is Kawasaki not in GP?
Although Suzuki and Aprilia have both returned to the MotoGP fold this year, Kawasaki says it would not be able to commit enough resources to make a renewed works effort of its own competitive. “The necessary investment would not allow us [to compete],” Kawasaki World Superbike boss Ichiro Yoda told Riders Mag.
Who rides for Kawasaki in MotoGP?
Since then, Kawasaki’s main focus has been the World Superbike championship, taking two of the last three riders’ titles with current riders Tom Sykes (2013) and Jonathan Rea (2015).
When did Kawasaki stop racing in MotoGP?
On January 9, 2009, Kawasaki announced it had decided to “… suspend its MotoGP racing activities from 2009 season onward and reallocate management resources more efficiently”.
Who is first in MotoGP?
List of MotoGP World Champions
Who replaces MotoGP Suzuki?
There are two brands who are perhaps most obvious replacements for Suzuki in terms of financial clout: BMW and Kawasaki. However, both have repeatedly ruled themselves out of MotoGP in the past, preferring instead to focus on production-based racing with their road-going machines.
Why are Suzuki pulling out of MotoGP?
Toshihiro Suzuki, Representative Director and President said: “Suzuki has decided to end the participation of MotoGP and EWC in the face of the need to re-allocate resources on other initiatives for sustainability.