Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK end 2018 on top with Teams world title

Thursday, 18 October 2018 09:34 GMT

Green team dominate standings once again

Armed with the sensational duo of Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes once again in 2018, Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK have been crowed Team’s world champions for the fourth year in succession. Beating Racing – Ducati by 180 points, they are set to welcome even more domination this season.

Rea and Sykes have proven an unstoppable pair since becoming team-mates in 2015 when Northern Irishman Rea joined the team, and he continues to dominate the series. For Sykes, this concludes his ninth season with the team after joining in 2010. Taking the title with the Provec Racing team in 2013, he has continued to be a consistent podium finisher and race winner throughout his time with the ZX-10RR.

With a solid season so far, they have secured the title with one round remaining, and have only suffered one overall DNF in 2018, at Automotodrom Brno. The only other race so far this season which has seen no Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK riders on the podium was in Buriram race two, when both riders suffered with a mechanical problem in the heat.

On top of taking the team's world championship, the squad helped Kawsasaki to take the manufactuers world championship and they were thrilled about both titles: Guim Roda, KRT Team Manager, stated: “This Manufacturers’ Championship means a lot. We faced the first challenge to make the 2018 ZX-10RR competitive, due to difficulties in the technical rules, but everybody worked hard to make bike competitive. Tom and Jonathan have been working at a great level - Toprak also. With two podiums he is proving that the package, well managed, can be competitive. We want to say thank you for the support of all our suppliers and for sure the KHI staff who support our efforts every day.”

Follow the battle in the final round of the season as Rea bids for two all time records, and Sykes looks ahead to his final weekend with Kawasaki, all on the WorldSBK VideoPass.