Strong and consistent results for Kawasaki machinery means the Japanese manufacturer are crowned WorldSSP300 Champions
The Manufacturers’ Championship for the 2020 FIM Supersport 300 World Championship was secured after Race 1 at the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours for the Pirelli French Round when Jeffrey Buis (MTM Kawasaki MOTOPORT) claimed his fourth win of the season and Kawasaki’s eighth victory of 2020, moving them clear of rivals Yamaha.
It means Kawasaki has now won the Manufacturers’ Championship for the past three seasons have claimed the title in every year since 2018 and also won three of the four Manufacturers’ Championships since WorldSSP300 started in 2017; with Yamaha claiming in inaugural Championship in 2017.
The 2020 season has been full of success for Kawasaki as it claimed at least one victory at every circuit except Jerez, and doing the double at the Portuguese Round, the Aragon Round, the Catalunya Round and the French Round. Kawasaki has won with four different teams in 2020, with Buis, Scott Deroue and Yuta Okaya all claiming victories for MTM Kawasaki MOTOPORT, Ana Carrasco winning for Kawasaki Provec WorldSSP300, Tom Booth-Amos taking his maiden win with RT Motorsports by SKM – Kawasaki and 2R Racing’s Marc Garcia also winning with Kawasaki machinery.
Steve Gutteridge, Kawasaki Europe Race Manager, said: “We as Kawasaki are so happy to claim this award overall. The programme we put together with our teams to help bring through multiple talented young riders from many different countries into the sport is obviously working and we have to thank all of their combined efforts and winning results together that awards us the Manufacturers’ title again for 2020 season!”
Kawasaki’s success in 2020, with nine victories out of 12 with two races left to go, will put them in good stead to challenge for their fourth consecutive title in 2021 in what is a highly competitive Championship. Yamaha will be looking to bounce back and reclaim the crown it last won in 2017 and take the fight to Kawasaki throughout 2021 having claimed three wins so far in 2020.
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