Kawasaki have announced that they will run an official Evo SBK class entry in the 2014 Superbike World Championship. David Salom has been chosen to both race and help develop the Evo Ninja ZX-10R.
The team will be based is Spain alongside the official KRT full Superbike effort and will be run by the same Provec arm of KRT‰Ûªs operation that runs 2013 world champion Tom Sykes and Loris Baz in the full SBK team.
"As many press outlets have been reporting David Salom has been track testing, since last November, an Evo specification Ninja ZX-10R during KRT private tests." Guim Roda, KRT Team Manager admitted. "This has been part of developing program by KHI and KRT to prepare for the 2014 season with this kind of bike.
"KHI has now confirmed that the project will go ahead and David Salom will be the rider. It is a project for one year, preparing for the 2015 season in the best way possible. It will be an opportunity to develop the bike to maximise the good level of performance the Ninja ZX-10R already has as part of its overall design.
"We have created a very nice team with Toni Alfosea as the Chief Mechanic and another three mechanics led by Cedric Veron, who is very experienced. All KRT staff will be involved in this project, so for sure it will be a third KRT bike on the grid, pushing the full SBK class ones.‰Û