Eckl blamed for poor success of kawi motogp efforts
MotoGP : Kawasaki, may the force be with them Written: 29/11/2006 : 14:39. Read 41 times (615/day).
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Harald Eckl fired, Kawasaki will be managed by a new man next season, his name : Ichiro Yoda.
Written: 29/11/2006 : 14:39. Read 41 times (615/day).
Mister (master) Yoda had already worked for Yamaha MotoGP before.
Shinishi Tamba, President of Kawasaki Japan, talks about the new organisation of the Kawasaki racing team.
"This is a new beginning for Kawasaki. The performance of the new 800cc Ninja ZX-RR during the initial tests has been promising, but we know there is still a lot of development work to do if we are to be competitive from the first race next season."
"I'm pleased to say that the team in the pit box will remain virtually unchanged from this season. This has been a great help, and it has undoubtedly allowed us to progress much faster with building the new team infrastructure. We furthermore highly appreciate the full support from Dorna regarding our new MotoGP structure. Last year we fielded the most competitive Ninja ZX-RR since Kawasaki returned to Grand Prix racing at the end of the 2002 season, as Shinya Nakano's second place at Assen proved. But, the overall results in 2006 clearly were not what we were expecting, due, in part, to a lack of dedicated attention from our former Team Manager".
"So, while we know we are facing a tough job to have everything ready for the first race of the 2007 season, we are confident that the strong commitment from the new Team management and the rest of the Team, will lead to an improvement in results for Kawasaki during the season ahead," concluded Tamba.
Now to Olivier Jacque and Randy De Puniet to show what they can do.