Bol d’Or – Randy de Puniet pursues his endurance adventure with SRC Kawasaki – KAWASAKI occasions

Randy de Puniet continues his endurance adventure with SRC Kawasaki

Bol d'Or - Randy de Puniet pursues his endurance adventure with SRC Kawasaki - KAWASAKI occasions

The official SRC Kawasaki team tested on the Jerez circuit several modifications on the n ° 11 ZX-10R, which will compete this year in the 24 Heures Motos du Mans, the second round of the 2016/2017 season, and the next Bol d ‘ Gold which will open the 2017/2018 season. Former MotoGP rider Randy de Puniet continues the adventure with the Greens alongside Fabien Foret and Mathieu Gines.

Two days of tests in Jerez (Spain) allowed the three riders of the official SRC Kawasaki team (Randy de Puniet, Fabien Foret, Mathieu Ginès who) and Morgan Berchet as a replacement) to validate several technical solutions on the ZX-10R n ° 11.

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"It’s a whole different machine," said team manager Gilles Stafler. "We have a new swingarm, we have reworked the electronics and the weight distribution. The fuel tank is now in the center of the machine under the saddle. The riders have all noticed the benefit of no longer having a transfer. of masses with the tank full. This first test session was a little disturbed by the rainy weather, but this allowed the riders to be scared and our bike version 2017 validated ".

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The SRC Kawasaki team is planning a new practice session at the end of February at Le Castellet (83) before attacking the, the only race of the 2016-2017 season on its program. Randy de Puniet therefore decided to extend with the Greens for the 24H Motos and the, after a success at the Bol d’Or 2016 (behind the Suzuki of SERT).

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"I took advantage of these four hours to discover the ZX-10RR in FSBK configuration, and especially to regain sensations", explains Mathieu Ginès. "I am pleasantly surprised with the ergonomics of the bike, I quickly felt comfortable on it. There is still a lot of work to be done before the start of the season, but even though these tests were brief, they gave me really put in confidence. Regarding the endurance bike, I only did a few "runs" in the rain, but then again I immediately found my marks on its handlebars ".

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