Kawasaki: MXGP & WorldSBK


For the first time ever, both KRT racing enterprises have unveiled their new season colours and riders together in a joint video production. Filmed in January at a secret location in Barcelona, the KRT MXGP team – with riders, Romain Febvre and Mitch Evans – joined forces with Jonathan Rea and Alex Lowes, plus other team personnel from the KRT WorldSBK squad, for the first combined photo and video shoot to feature new team clothing and season starting graphics for their Ninja ZX-10RR and KX450-SR machines. 

A busy Winter test period for both teams is now over. KRT WorldSBK depart soon for race one in Australia while KRT MXGP fly in the opposite direction to Argentina. Keen to show off their new liveries, there is an infectious optimism across both outfits as they unite with a desire to attack their respective Championships seeking glory for a truly global fan base.

“We are looking forward to the 2023 season. Our goals are set high. The riders and team are working very hard and we are united to reach these targets. We have the most competitive bike in our KX450-SR, very professional staff and great partners – so let the season begin.”

Antti Pyrhönen, KRT MXGP Team Manager

“My biggest hope is not to be injured; this is the main thing for me. I need to demonstrate enough intelligence to push when I need to push and maybe to settle back when I need to. This is my biggest thing to deal with. I feel that I have the speed and at the moment, fitness-wise, I am pretty good also. It is exciting to be racing again. I know the final results will be there, so let’s see how it goes in Argentina first, and then step-by-step I will see where we are and what I have to work on.”

Romain Febvre

“My hopes and ambitions for the 2023 season are to stay healthy and make it to all the rounds. I want to start to be a top contender and fight for wins week-in/week-out and finish the year top three in the championship. I want to start building towards being a title contender in the future.”

Mitch Evans

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