The People Behind The Prize: JR’s Pit Crew

WorldSBK racing, although most people don’t really think about it, is the ultimate team sport. With so many people involved, long before the rider goes for a win on race weekends, the first member of the team is probably the person at KHI who gives the go-ahead to make a new showroom model – like the 2016 Ninja ZX-10R that Jonathan Rea will defend his World SBK Championship on in a few weeks’ time.

Closest to the rider, in terms of that overall Kawasaki team effort during race weekends, are his pit crew. These are the people he interacts with, the personnel who put the whole jig-saw puzzle together on track.

The normal structure, which KRT adhere to, is to have a crew chief, an electronics engineer, a chief mechanic, other mechanics and a tyre man. These are the guys you can see in the garage, working with the riders during practice sessions and races.

In this feature we will look at JR’s side of the garage, revealing more about his crew and who they are as people, not just the uniformed figures who can been seen on your TV on a race weekend.

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情報提供元 [ Kawasaki Motors Europe N.V. ]

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