Kawasaki Eyes Phillip Island SBK with Sykes, Baz, Salom | Video

2014 Phillip Island World Superbike Video Preview

The Kawasaki Racing Team, featuring Tom Sykes, Loris Baz and David Salom, along with all KRT technicians, is set for the opening round of the 2014 World Superbike Championship.

The team is motivated to begin defending its 2013 WSBK title, which was earned by Sykes at the controls of the Kawasaki ZX-10R Ninja. And it all begins this weekend at Phillip Island in Australia, a technical track that will make its 24th appearance on the World SBK schedule – the most of any circuit in the series.

Sykes has never won at Phillip Island, though he did take a podium finish in 2012, the year he finished the championship a mere half-point behind the champion, Aprilia Racing’s Max Biaggi (retired).

Last season, he finished fifth in both races. But he has much incentive, considering he was quickest at the Phillip Island SBK post-season tests earlier this week. His teammates will once again be Loris Baz, and newcomer David Salom, who will race the EVO version of the ZX-10R.

The Kawasaki Racing Team released the attached video that previews this weekend’s first of 14 rounds in 2014 World SBK. For a season preview, click here.

Kawasaki Racing Team's Tom Sykes, the 2013 World SBK Champion
Kawasaki Racing Team’s Tom Sykes, the 2013 World SBK Champion