Kawasaki hits 100

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Sport -

His­tory was made at Don­ing­ton Park when Kawasaki se­cured their 100th WSB race win. It all started with Adrien Mo­ril­las in 1988, with rid­ers in­clud­ing Aaron Slight, Scott Rus­sell, An­thony Gobert and Akira Yana­gawa play­ing their part be­fore Sykes and Rea ramped up the win rate in re­cent years.

Only Du­cati and Honda have more race wins.

Rea was keen to be the man to take the 100th, as he said af­ter race two: “There was a lit­tle bit of pres­sure, I would say brag­ging rights, and it was in my brain!”

As for Sykes he notched up his ninth Don­ing­ton win in a row on Saturday but on Sunday Rea was his neme­sis – by 1.601 sec­onds.

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