Kawasaki ZX10R by BC Performance



Kawasaki BCperformance development team announcement...

Kawasaki BCperformance carries on the tradition of running a development team with 2 exciting riders lining up for the 2018 Australian Superbikes Championship in the Supersport 600 and 300 categories.

Riding the team’s Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R in the Australian Supersport category is 23 year old Giuseppe Scarcella. The fast and dynamic Sydneysider is no stranger to competitive 600cc racing, having just returned from a season on the world stage to join Kawasaki BCperformance. With his first outing at the recent official ASBK test at Phillip Island being a success.

“I am pleased to be working with the Kawasaki BCperformance team for the 2018 season” said Giuseppe  “I believe that together we can be a strong contender for the 2018 Australian Supersport title and cannot wait to get started round 1 with what should be a great couple of days to mould with my new green machine and team to become a powerful unit”

Joining Giuseppe in the Kawasaki BCperformance development team garage is 13 year old Ben Baker, Ben will be contesting his first season of National Senior road racing onboard a Kawasaki Ninja 300. The talented Central Coast, NSW resident who has a number of National titles to his name has only just turned 13 and missed the Official ASBK test as he was not eligible to ride because of his age. His first outing for the team will be Round 1 of the ASBK championship at Phillip Island’s WSBK weekend.

“I’m really happy to be joining the Kawasaki BCperformance Racing Team and I’m really looking forward to getting started and working in a team environment” said Ben, “2018 will be a massive year for me and I’m looking forward to spending a big part of it with the BCperformance”

The Kawasaki BCperformance development team will have another added bonus for the 2018 season with the recently retired Robbie Bugden taking on the role of rider coach. The likeable Queenslander has been racing motorcycles since the dark ages and has a wealth of experience to pass on. Robbie will be working alongside Ronnie Granger at the helm of the Kawasaki BCperformance development team.

Round 1 gets under way at Phillip Island on the 22nd – 25th January 2018 alongside the World Superbike Championship.

Kawasaki BCperformance announce Bryan Staring on Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R...

Bryan Staring will contend aboard his Kawasaki Motors Australia backed Ninja ZX-10R in the 2018 Australian Superbike Championship under the Kawasaki BCperformance Racing Team banner.

Following a stint on the world stage in the WSBK Superstock class, Staring returned home to Australian racing in 2017. Having acclimatised himself to domestic racing and gearing up with the elite Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R, Staring is poised to reclaim his Australian Superbike Champion status in 2018.

"I'm wrapped to be racing with the Kawasaki BCperformance Racing Team for 2018. Kelvin Reilly displayed his professionalism throughout 2017, showing that both BCperformance and Kawasaki are very competitive,” commented Staring.

The 29 year old from WA, has made his mark in Australian motorcycle racing with titles including the 2009 Australian Supersport Champion and the 2010 Australian Superbike Champion.

“Since 2011, I have gained a lot of experience with the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R across many different championships around the world and I look forward to partnering with Kawasaki again to take on the ASBK championship with the BCperformance team,” Starring said.

Arguably the most successful rookie in the Superbike class this year, Kyle Buckley has re-signed with the team for the upcoming season.

“I’m extremely excited to be able to race the Ninja ZX-10R for another year with Kawasaki BCperformance. 2017 wasn’t a year of great luck for me and I am very thankful to Kelvin and Kawasaki Motors for keeping their faith in me,” commented the modest 21 year old from Queensland.

“I feel that with this year’s experience, I will be able to get the ball rolling straight away and I can’t wait for the first test!”

Team Manager, Kelvin Reilly has been campaigning with Kawasaki machinery in Australia since 2012. Having since tucked away 3 Australian titles, Kelvin draws from years of experience as a rider in the British Superbike championship where he was lining up with the likes of now Kawasaki World Superbike champions, Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea.

“With a big thanks to Kawasaki Motors Australia, I am looking forward to another year in the 2018 ASBK championship and I am really pleased to have Bryan Staring on our Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R for the 2018 season,” Kelvin commented.

“Bryan showed good speed this year in the Australian Superbike Championship and I believe with his experience we will be a real title threat from the start. Kyle Buckley stays for a second season in the Superbike class and during the first 3 rounds last season he showed great potential by being consistent and top rookie until a leg injury mid-season that put an end to his progress. I’m looking forward to watching his development during his 2nd year on a Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R.”

“With both riders we have a really positive pairing for 2018 and a mixture of experience and youth. I would like to thank Robbie Bugden for his efforts during the past 2 seasons and I wish him all the best with his next move, although I’m pretty sure we will be seeing him in our pit garage during 2018! It’s a pleasure to be working with the same team of mechanics, the great team behind Kawasaki Motors Australia and our sponsors including Iceberg Enterprises, Landscapesupplies.com.au, Outdoor Fabrications, BAM Engineering, Ficeda and we can’t forget the rest,”

Kawasaki Motors Australia National Sales and Marketing Manager, Robert Walker showed great enthusiasm about the renewed team partnership and addition of Starring, saying, “Obviously there is a significant history between Bryan Staring and Kawasaki so we trust that he will settle in and kick some goals with the Kawasaki BCperformance Racing Team next year,”

“Kyle Buckley has been a strong contender as well so we are glad to be backing him through the team which will be our largest supported effort in the ASBK Championship. The combination of a proficient racing team and top level riders makes the perfect recipe for success in 2018,” Robert commented.

The team will set the pace at round 1 of the 2018 Australian Superbike Championship, which will take place at Phillip Island, Victoria in support of the first 2018 World Superbike Championship round on 22nd February 2018.

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