Kawasaki becomes naming rights partner for ASBK premier category
Manufacturer increases support in the Australian championship.
Kawasaki Motors Australia has placed its support behind the Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK), becoming the naming rights partner for the premier Superbike category.
The newly-titled Kawasaki Superbike class will headline the Australian championship as it tours the country for seven rounds, with the manufacturer well represented as title contender Bryan Staring (Kawasaki BCperformance) leads the charge alongside Lachlan Epis (Kawasaki BCperformance), Matt Walters (Kawasaki) and Glenn Scott (GSR Kawasaki).
“Kawasaki Motors is very happy to be supporting the ASBK in 2019 by taking in the naming rights to the Superbike class” said Robert Walker, national sales and marketing manager of Kawasaki Motors Australia.
“The series is as strong and competitive as it has been for several years and it’s good to see all of the manufacturers supporting racing in Australia. Entry level racing through to Superbike racing is having a revival under the new directions of Motorcycling Australia.”
Motorcycling Australia CEO Peter Doyle commented: “It’s fantastic to have Kawasaki’s renewed commitment to ASBK as both a sponsor and a manufacturer. The support of manufacturers like Kawasaki has helped to drive the resurgence of ASBK, meaning we’re able to provide a stronger championship than ever with bigger fields, stronger teams, and most importantly – great racing.”
Last weekend the ASBK completed a two-day test at Phillip Island, the venue that will host the season-opener on 21-24 February in conjunction with the FIM Motul Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK).