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Yoda confident after Czech test

Yoda confident after Czech test

Yoda confident after Czech test

The Kawasaki Racing Team are continuing to work hard on the development of the Ninja ZX-RR and introduced a revised version of its 990cc prototype in the test held at Brno this week. Shinya Nakano racked up 112 laps over the two-day test and returned positive feedback on the revised engine. He also worked on the engine management system and on the front-end geometry of the Ninja, as well as testing a new specification exhaust.

Kawasaki Racing Team's technical manager Ichiro Yoda declared himself pleased with the outcome of the test. The Japanese guru is now looking forward to the next Grand Prix at Motegi, the track where Nakano clinched Kawasaki's first MotoGP podium last year.

"This has been a very positive test for Kawasaki," said Yoda. "The feedback and data we have collected during these two days will allow us to continue our engine development programme ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi."

"We now have a clear direction for our engineers, and I am confident that we can make further improvements to the engine before the next race. Motegi is an important race for Shinya, and also for Kawasaki, so we are focusing all our efforts on providing our riders with the best possible package for this event."

"The same is also true of Bridgestone, who have collected a lot of data on Motegi through their involvement in the Japanese championship. I'm sure that the tyres they supply us for this race will offer some advantages over those of our competitors."


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