SA Kawasaki BCperformance Kyle Buckley Wins Supersport Class Aboard Ninja ZX6R
From Kawasaki Motos Australia
In the 600cc Supersport class, Kyle Buckley of team SA Kawasaki BCperformance was 2nd overall for the final round and became the 2016 Champion after scoring 1-3-1-3 in the four races.
“That was probably the hardest couple of laps I’ve ever done. Mitch (Levy) started to gap me and I thought I was better off not trying to challenge him. I’m so glad it’s finally over and to come away with the win is awesome so I’m really looking forward to next year and hopefully we can carry on with whatever we do in winning form,” said Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R pilot, Kyle Buckley as he reflected on his final race of the season which provided him the points needed to win the Supersport championship.
Kyle Buckley celebrates 2016 Australasian Superbike Championship Supersport title win - Ninja ZX-6R
Manager of the Kawasaki Motors Australia backed SA Kawasaki BCperformance racing team said, “It is emotional and we are absolutely elated. I’ve been involved in motorcycle racing for most of my life and to run a team with so many bikes and so many different variables and for it all to come together with these results is phenomenal. I dedicate it to every single member of team SA Kawasaki BCperformance who made it happen.”
“For most of the series we were probably the team to beat in the championship and I’m pleased with how the team dealt with the pressure that came from that. It was upsetting that Ryan Masri and Ben Burke were injured and couldn’t finish the season but also very appreciative of Josh Brookes and his professional input for the final round”.
“The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R performed flawlessly all year and it is the best motorcycle that I have worked with out of the crate. The Ninja ZX-6R is still formidable which is proven by the World Supersport results and Kyle winning the ASC Supersport tile as well.”
“I’d like to thank the Australasian Superbike Championship organisers for the series and obviously SA Motorcycles, Kawasaki Motors Australia and all of our sponsors for providing us the products and tools to do the job,” Kelvin concluded.
Kawasaki Motors Australia would like to congratulate each Kawasaki supported rider for their relentless efforts, outstanding results and high level of sportsmanship throughout the 2016 Swann Insurance Australasian Superbike Championship series.
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