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Why did Kawasaki leave MotoGP?

MotoGp is one of the most interesting sporting event that includes racing of bikes which are custom made for this event. It takes place each year on a worldwide scale. MotoGP consists of high ranking bikes and the best riders. It also is sponsored by the most famous brands like Yamaha, Hond. The teams are also of 2 types which are Factory and Sateliite teams.

While participating in a GP race the most important aspect of participating is the safety of all participants. For this there are various equipment and safety measures which are developed. The equipment includes helmet which is the most important thing as it is a high speed racing tournament. There are many companies who have refrained from participating in the series, Kawasaki is one of them. So lets take a look at the reason wny Kawasaki Left MotoGP

Why did Kawasaki leave MotoGP?

Kawasaki is a Japanese Corporation which manufactures motorcycles, engines and heavy machinery. It has a subsidiary which is based in Netherlands, Kawasaki Motors Racing. It is responsible for conducting and managing the activities of MotoGP team. It has been more than a decade, when it was established for this purpose, in the year 2007.

The reason why it was made as a separate company is that, Eckl’s involvement with a competitor’s MotoGP activities. This caused the Kawasaki to make a decision on terminating the relationship immediately. However only for 2 years Kawasaki was interested in being a part of MotoGP, later in the year 2009, Kawasaki decided to suspend itself from the contest. It made it clear to the officials that its main focus will now be on the management and supporting general race oriented consumers.

Previous drivers of Kawasaki

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There have been only 2 motorcyclists who have used the custom made bikes of Kawasaki so far in MotoGP. The 33 year old 3 Marco Melandri and 21 year old John Hopkins are the two drivers. Melandri is a five time champion of the premiere class motor bike racing competition. He had partivipated in the 2002 150 cc World chmapion and won the title for the year.

Meanwhile, Hopkins who is commonly referred as Hopper had also participated in the elite competition of Bike racing with included the Ducati 1199 Panigale for Motor Rapido racing. He later on suffered serious injuries from a crash in one of the racing events. This made him refrain from participating in the following racing events.

 

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