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Kawasaki Insurances To Support THe FX300 Ninja Cup Again in 2015

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2014 was a huge year for the inaugural Kawasaki Insurances sponsored FX300 Ninja Cup with the class producing some of the best racing in last year‰Ûªs Swann Insurance Australasian Superbike Championship.

2015 is shaping up as an even bigger year, if the interest being shown by competitors is anything to go by with a record sized field expected. Once again this great introductory class of racing will share in the Australasian Superbike Championships excellent national shown television coverage with at least one race at each of the seven round series being shown on the very highly rating SBS Speedweek Sunday afternoon show and also on the very popular FOX Sports5 channel who will also covering the feisty Ninja class.

On top of that all three of Sundays races will be shown live via the web based video streaming that can be seen live from anywhere in the world.

There are some other great reasons for competitors to be involved in this great class, the total prize pool as arranged so far for the Sunday Australasian Superbike Championships Kawasaki Insurances FX300 Ninja Cup is just on $30,000 with some great bike prizes by Kawasaki Motors Australia along with a substantial prize pool that stretches back to tenth outright for the series.

Monza Imports who are suppliers of Dunlop tyres in NSW, Victoria, Tasmania and WA have also added two great prize packs yet again for 2015.

Who Is Eligible For What:

Again in 2015 there will be a number of championships run within the FX300 Ninja class to cater for all, there will be the series outright championship which everyone who enters the class is eligible to win and that is what the series prizes will be awarded from. Plus once again there will be a Ladies Championship and this year the U21 Championship will become a Under 20 (U20) Championship (the competitor has to be under 20 years of age prior to the commencement of the first round being Friday the 27th March 2015).

Trophies will be awarded at each round of each championship (the Saturday AFX-SBK and Sunday ASC) from first to third, as will end of year series trophies in both the Saturday and Sunday series. New FX300 Ninja F.O.B Seniors Sub Class Announced.

Given the amount of interest from older and usually larger competitors for 2015 in the FX300 Ninja class there will be a Cup class to cater for this older group of riders. The lower age limit will be 40 years of age and competitors must also have reached this milestone prior to the 27th March 2015. We were originally going to call it just the Seniors class but have decided to rename it the F.O.B Seniors class.

Now here is the twist, there is a magic number all riders must reach to be eligible to be in the ‰Û÷F.O.B Seniors‰Ûª class and that is 130. How does this work? The combined age and weight of each rider must be no less than 130, so a rider at the minimum 40 years of age must weigh no less than 90 kg with nothing more than shorts and a tee shirt on. A further example, if a rider is say 50 years of age prior to the first round then the minimum weight limit reduces to 80 kilos and so on, so each year of age over 40 prior to the start of the series reduces the weight requirement by one kilo.

Why have the promoters introduced this?

In part, quite a number of family members of FX300 Ninja Cup riders have shown great interest in competing in the same race as their sons and daughters but wanted to also be recognised for their achievements against other older and often more robustly built competitors. Thus the FX300 Ninja Seniors Cup class has been created to cater for them and or any older larger competitor who would like to compete in a very affordable yet competitive fun class of racing.

Anyone looking at entering the Kawasaki Insurances FX300 Ninja Cup needs to contact Terry O‰ÛªNeill to apply for a registered race number for the class so as to be eligible to win the various prizes.

This great small capacity Kawasaki Ninja 300 ADR complied production based class in its first year actually did what few cases have ever done and that is achieve its aimed goal of providing a fun level playing field entry level class of competition that is extremely affordable and aimed squarely at privateer riders.

Please be aware, as was the case in 2014, the series prize packs which include ASC entry fee discounts for the 2016 Australasian Superbike Championship are not transferrable and can only be redeemed and used by the person who won the pack.

Kawasaki Insurances FX300 Ninja Cup is shaping up to be a very exciting year for all involved. For further information on the 2015 Swann Insurance Australasian Superbike Championship and the Kawasaki Insurances FX300 Ninja Cup please contact Terry O‰ÛªNeill in business hours on 02 48 235 711 or by email at toneill@aus-superbikes.com.au

The 2015 Kawasaki Insurances FX 300 Ninja Cup prize pool as arranged so far is listed below:
1st Kawasaki KX450F - $10,999.00
2nd Kawasaki 300 Ninja - $6,199.00
3rd 2016 ASC Prize Pack includes $750 Dunlop Tyre Prize - $3,500.00
4th 2016 ASC Prize Pack includes $750 Dunlop Tyre prize - $ 2,500.00
5th 2016 ASC Prize Pack - $1,750.00
6th 2016 ASC Prize Pack - $1,500.00
7th 2016 ASC Prize Pack - $1,250.00
8th 2016 ASC Prize Pack - $1,000.00
9th 2016 ASC Prize Pack - $650.00
10th 2016 ASC Prize Pack - $550.00

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