Kawasaki Eckl MotoGP Team — Information and history

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On January 10th, 2002, the of directors of Kawasaki Heavy took a historic decision: to on the challenge of the new MotoGP World the blue riband class of motorcycle racing. with an 990 cc racing prototype. Introduction of the … engines into class was just what needed — chance to run traditional inline four engine without cylinder/displacement that were making handicaped in Superbike championship two cylinder machines.

Just one month later, in 2002, Akira Yanagawa got to test first Ninja in Sepang. First prototype had engine in slightly modified chassis and used classic Hybrid version had some in All Japan Championship, where made series of good proving great potential of

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-RR was to the light of the day in September, and it had new chasis, it was lighter and for first time started to use fuel injection. made it’s debut at the GP of the 2002 season and finished in place.

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In 2003 season, Kawasaki Team was formed. Former Grand Prix racer Eckl became manager of the based in Vohenstrauss, Germany. In the season, three riders Kawasaki in MotoGP championship: Pitt, Garry McCoy and Hofmann . Riders managed to get in 5 races, with Garry making best best in France by taking 9th place.

Season 2004 may be considered as MotoGP team first MotoGP season, as two riders, Hofmann and Shinya Nakano through whole season. In year, Kawasaki got it’s podium position in Japan, Shinya Nakano finished in By the end of season, Nakano managed to get points to finish season in place.

Development of the Ninja progressed through whole but main break through was in 2004/2005 offseason, when decided to change engine order to Big-Bang . instead of configuration used before. In Big Bang configuration proved to be choice, as wild card Olivier Jacque took ever MotoGP finish for in China, finishing wet race in 2nd

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