Kennedy on first Superbike laps: "It's a beast!"

Author: Oli Rushby Posted: 05 Mar 2015

Kennedy reckons the ZX10-R is a beast

Former World Supersport front-runner Jack Kennedy put in his first laps on the WD40 Kawasaki today as British Superbike testing got underway at Cartagena, Spain. 

No stranger to British championships after almost-winning the Supersport title in 2012, Kennedy returns to the UK this season with the WD40 GR Motorsport Kawasaki team alongside Taylor MacKenzie.

After riding for the first time this morning at the Cartagena circuit in Spain the Dubliner described the ZX10-R as a ‘beast’ despite suffering a few technical difficulties early on. 

“It seems like a beast!” said Kennedy speaking to Bike Social after the first session. “We haven’t put many laps in yet so I’m looking forward to this afternoon. We’ve got a few issues to iron out. It’s a lot different to a Supersport bike but I’m really enjoying it.”

Kennedy returns to Britain after two years racing in the World Supersport Championship, where he scored a best result of second place at Portimao last year.

“The plan is to get in as many laps as we can to get used to it, it’s a lot different to what I’ve ridden before as there’s much more power but no traction control! I’ve also never ridden a Kawasaki before but my first impressions are really good and I’m excited to get more laps.

“The boys have put in loads of work over the winter, there’s been no expense spared on the bike and everything seems to be working really well at the minute.” 

The WD40 team are testing in Cartagena alongside Tyco BMW, GBmoto Kawasaki, BeWiser Kawasaki, Motorapido Ducati and Riders BMW. Paul Bird Kawasaki and Halsall Suzuki are also present but yet to take to the track.  

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