For the primary time ever, each KRT racing enterprises have unveiled their new season colors and riders collectively in a joint video manufacturing.
Phrases: Press Launch | Lead Picture: Kawasaki
Filmed in January at a secret location in Barcelona, the KRT MXGP group – with riders, Romain Febvre and Mitch Evans – joined forces with Jonathan Rea and Alex Lowes, plus different group personnel from the KRT WorldSBK squad, for the primary mixed picture and video shoot to function new group clothes and season beginning graphics for his or her Ninja ZX-10RR and KX450-SR machines.
A busy Winter check interval for each groups is now over. KRT WorldSBK depart quickly for race one in Australia whereas KRT MXGP fly in the other way to Argentina.
Eager to indicate off their new liveries, there may be an infectious optimism throughout each outfits as they unite with a want to assault their respective Championships in search of glory for a very world fan base.
Guim Roda, KRT WorldSBK Group Supervisor, acknowledged: “Racing is enjoyable, pleasurable – a present – and we have been completely happy to work along with the MXGP mission to indicate this ardour. The identical ardour we’ll assault 2023 with, the identical motivation to enter every race to combat till the final lap for the victory. We labored laborious to shine some particulars, enhance our bike and the organisation of the group to attempt to win the title once more. Extra vital than that, we wish to make the followers take pleasure in watching the races, and hopefully be sure that a inexperienced bike stays on prime. Johnny and Alex are able to go together with totally recharged batteries, so let’s see on the Australian spherical how strongly now we have arrived on this new season.”
Antti Pyrhönen, KRT MXGP Group Supervisor, acknowledged: “We’re trying ahead to the 2023 season. Our targets are set excessive. The riders and group are working very laborious and we’re united to achieve these targets. We’ve got probably the most aggressive bike in our KX450-SR, very skilled employees and nice companions – so let the season start.”
Alex Lowes KRT WorldSBK acknowledged: “I like how the bike appears. I actually just like the 2023 design. Final 12 months I had some fairly good pace, sturdy qualifying performances and I may grasp with the highest three. Because the race went on, when the grip dropped, I used to be struggling slightly bit extra. That’s an space now we have centered on. I’m actually trying ahead to the 12 months. I’ve had an excellent winter of coaching and I actually can’t wait to get began. It might be just a few years now that I’ve been within the Superbike World Championship however I’m nonetheless excited like it’s the first time; like I felt again in 2014. Now I’m trying ahead to attending to Australia and getting right down to enterprise.”
Jonathan Rea KRT WorldSBK, acknowledged: “I’m actually enthusiastic about this new season. We had a extremely strong off season. I’m additionally excited to go to Phillip Island and begin the 12 months in what appears to us like a extra regular means. I really feel that I’ve ready rather well away from the monitor, and in the course of the winter assessments now we have improved, which could be very motivating. It’s good to have some new folks round and that itself brings a special really feel. I’m desirous to get going. We’ve got made progress with the bike and are working laborious to attempt to enhance our feeling and outcomes from final season. Hopefully we are able to problem for race wins and combat for a world title.”
Romain Febvre KRT MXGP acknowledged: “My largest hope is to not be injured; that is the principle factor for me. I have to exhibit sufficient intelligence to push once I have to push and possibly to settle again once I have to. That is my largest factor to cope with. I really feel that I’ve the pace and in the meanwhile, fitness-wise, I’m fairly good additionally. It’s thrilling to be racing once more. I do know the ultimate outcomes might be there, so let’s see the way it goes in Argentina first, after which step-by-step I’ll see the place we’re and what I’ve to work on.”
Mitch Evans KRT MXGP acknowledged: “My hopes and ambitions for the 2023 season are to remain wholesome and make it to all of the rounds. I wish to begin to be a prime contender and combat for wins week-in/week-out and end the 12 months prime three within the championship. I wish to begin constructing in the direction of being a title contender sooner or later.”
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