Kawasaki launch Team Green Academy in BSB paddock - Bikesport News

Kawasaki launch Team Green Academy in BSB paddock

Kawasaki has launched the Team Green Academy initiative which will see three young Junior Superstock riders representing the brand in an official capacity.

Brothers Luke and Kade Verwey will run in Junior Superstock with Eugene McManus under the auspices of former JG Speedfit teamster Dave Hopkinson.

Completing the line-up in the Junior Supersport class, and riding the 2019 championship-winning Ninja 400, will be Owen Jenner and James McManus. In addition, 2019 Team Green Junior Cup winner Ash Barnes will be stepping up to round out the squad.

“With Team Green always having focussed on rider development from an early stage, we are very excited to have this new academy as part of our 2020 racing project,” said Kawasaki man-mountain Ross Burridge.

“All six riders were Kawasaki-mounted this season, so to have them all together next season and hopefully fighting at the front of their classes is very cool. To have such an experienced hand as Dave Hopkinson involved with running the team is a great bonus for the riders.

“Add to that the fact that the riders are using machinery that won so many races across the classes in 2019, we are in for a real spectacle! We wish each rider every success.”

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