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Biggles Racing Team and Kawasaki New Zealand join forces.

Kawasaki New Zealand (Kawasaki Motorcycle Distributors) is proud to announce the partnership with Biggles Racing Team (BRT) for 2021/2022 road race season. The team will contest the NZSBK series aboard two new 2021 Ninja ZX-10R superbikes with riders Campbell Grayling and Jason Hearn.

Kawasaki New Zealand, owned by parent company, the Verhoeven Group (VGL) is a proudly NZ family-owned business and the association with BRT was a natural fit for KNZ.
BRT Team Owner/Manager Marcus Beagley has a history with Kawasaki and road racing, having previously raced a Ninja ZX-6R to a top 10 finish in NZ Supersport 600 class. Team partner Grant Shivas is also excited for the partnership. Grant’s involvement began by chance as a spectator at a motorcycle racing event. Naturally, Grant’s background in motorsport compelled him to become involved in the excitement of motorcycle racing.

Mike Cotter, General Manager of Kawasaki NZ believes the partnership will be the start of a long-term relationship and the timing could not be better, coinciding with the release of the all-new 2021 Ninja ZX-10R. “The team at Kawasaki are passionate about motorcycling with majority of staff participating in a full spectrum of motorcycling codes. Racing is something that we enjoy being a part of, so the opportunity to partner with Marcus, Grant and the team was an easy decision”, commented Mike.

Campbell and Jason join esteemed Kawasaki supported racers Avalon Biddle and Dave Sharp and are relishing the opportunity to step up to the premier class while learning to adapt to the ZX-10R as quickly as possible.

“Jumping from the Supersport 300 class straight into Superbikes is a big step for the riders and team but our expectations are realistic. This partnership is about the bigger picture and paving a way for future champions in road racing”, says Alarn Young, Marketing Co-Ordinator for Kawasaki NZ.

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Events

Kawasaki Drag Day

The Kawasaki Drag Day is back for 2021!

 A fun and low-key social event for exhilarating action at Meremere Dragway.

Register on the day. Spot prizes to be won!

Great value at only $50. Kawasaki riders go free!
Catering and coffee onsite.

A selection of Kawasaki road bikes will be on display.

 TIMINGS FOR THE DAY:
10am Sign in / Registration
11am First Pass commences
1pm Lunch break
3pm Final Pass
3:15pm Prize Giving

 RULES:
NO ALCOHOL. NO DRUGS. NO GANG PATCHES. NO PETS. NO FIREWORKS
10km speed limit around all internal roads of the facility, including staging lanes and return road.
All bikes must have a current WOF and Registration. This will be checked.
All riders must have a current licence which allows them to ride the bike they are on.
If you want to run your street legal motorcycles faster than 10 seconds for the quarter mile, you will require a Drag Racing Licence and the bike must undergo Tech Inspection.
See www.meremeredragway.co.nz for more information.

 SAFETY GEAR
Full street riding apparel is required, including leathers or suitable textile pants and jacket, boots, gloves and helmet.
If you are running quicker than 10 seconds, a full one piece leather suit is required.
Entries: All participants must fill in and sign an entry form.

CANCELLATION

  • This event is weather dependent and cannot run in adverse weather conditions
  • Please keep an eye on the Kawasaki Facebook Event Page for cancellation updates https://bit.ly/3eCuxS0
  • An update will be made on the Friday evening/Saturday morning before the event

Kawasaki Track Day

JOIN KAWASAKI FOR AN EXHILARATING TRACK DAY AT HAMPTON DOWNS NATIONAL CIRCUIT!

Kawasaki is proud to present the Kawasaki Track Day at Hampton Downs on Friday 12th February 2021.

Join Kawasaki on the national circuit for an unforgettable day at Hampton Downs.
The day is incredible value at only $180 or $140 for Kawasaki riders.

Garage spaces available to book directly during registration process for $50.

Sign-on from 7.30am, riding from 9am.

There are 4 classes:

  • Novice
  • Slow/Medium
  • Medium/Fast
  • Race

The Kawasaki Track Day is a fun and low-pressure day to enjoy the closed-course environment. This is not a race day. Please ride at your comfort level and chose the appropriate group for your speed and skill-level.
Faster riders dropping down classes will be moved into the appropriate class.

Safety Gear Requirements for Hampton Downs Track Day on 12/02/2021

Novice

  • Required – Helmet, Split leathers, Gloves and Boots
  • Recommended – 270˚ / One Piece Leathers, Back Braces and Chest Protector

Medium & Fast

  • Required – Helmet, 270˚ Leathers, Gloves, Boots, Back Brace
  • Recommended – Chest Protector

Race

  • Required – Helmet, 270˚ Leather, Gloves, Boots, Back Braces and Chest Protector

Demo bikes are not be available on-track. Please consult with your local Kawasaki dealer if you would like to try a new Kawasaki.

Get in quick as spaces are limited. Please register online at linktr.ee/kawasakinz