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Another manufacturer pulls out of 2010 AMA Superbike season

Author: Garry Morrow

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Kawasaki has followed in Honda's path in pulling out of the AMA Superbike Championship with the company announcing it will not participate in the 2010 series. Bruce Stjernstrom, marketing director, said, "While we've always considered road racing an integral part of our sportbike development process, the realities of the current economic situation dictate the temporary suspension of our U.S. road racing activities" Citing the economic climate as the reason for the withrawel Stjernstrom added, "We expect to see eventual improvements in the general economic condition and Kawasaki will reevaluate its road racing position as we monitor those issues." Kawasaki's long history of successful road racing includes 20 AMA series championships. Among the many champions who have worn the Kawasaki lime green racing leathers are Reg Pridmore, Eddie Lawson, Wayne Rainey, Miguel Duhamel, Scott Russell, Doug Chandler, Eric Bostrom and more recently Tommy Hayden and Roger Hayden.

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