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Kawasaki heads explain 2007 reshuffle and beyond

Kawasaki heads explain 2007 reshuffle and beyond

The Kawasaki post-Catalunya reshuffle –in which Olivier Jacque returned to his test rider role and Anthony West became Team Green's second rider for the 2007 season- has been the talk of the paddock in recent weeks.

The Kawasaki post-Catalunya reshuffle –in which Olivier Jacque returned to his test rider role and Anthony West became Team Green's second rider for the 2007 season- has been the talk of the paddock in recent weeks.

Michael Bartholemy from the team spoke to motogp.com at the scene of Sunday's Nickel & Dime British Grand Prix, summarising the changes and explaining the reasons behind them. He also passed comment on what was expected of West in his first race with the 800cc bike.

"Here at Donington Park, there are really no expectations for Anthony. We just want him to get used to the bike," said Bartholemy an in depth video interview.

In another detail from the Kawasaki Thursday press conference, Communications Manager Ian Wheeler addressed speculation regarding a satellite team or possible three rider set-up for 2008.

"Kawasaki's aim is to be in a position to win races. Before we think about further additions we will have to make sure that this will be possible. That is not to say that we would not take up the opportunity to run three riders at selected races this season," said Wheeler.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2007, NICKEL & DIME BRITISH GRAND PRIX, Kawasaki Racing Team

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