JG Speedfit Kawasaki reveal striking 2016 livery


JG Speedfit

The JG Speedfit Kawasaki team have officially unveiled their brand-new livery for this season’s MCE British Superbike Championship.

The striking design was shown-off for the very first time at the London Motorcycle Show and reflects that the team is now the official Kawasaki team in the UK.

The design once again features the white, blue and red colours of JG Speedfit – but now has more green and black paint to match that of the World Superbike Kawasaki squad.

GBmoto Racing team principal Mark Smith-Halvorsen said: “The 2016 JG Speedfit Kawasaki liverly truly reflects our status as the official Kawasaki team in the UK. We’re really pleased to have JG Speedfit back with us as title sponsors for a second year and have worked hard to ensure their brand is instantly recognisable both on and off track, whilst Kawasaki fans will no doubt be pleased to see more green and black than we’ve run previously.”

Further additions to the 2016 BSB machine include Showa suspension and Brembo brakes, with companies such as McAMS and Global Reach Partners remaining with the team.

Smith-Halvorsen added: “We have extended our partnerships with a host of existing sponsors and some new brands too, so we will be looking to promote them well, by making sure we are placing our bikes and riders in front of the TV camera. 

“The whole look and feel of the team has been revamped for our new campaign and I hope that it attracts people to pay our sponsors back for their faith and support – without them we would not be here competing.”

The team has had a successful winter in the riders market having retained James Ellison and making the double signing of Peter Hickman and former WSBK race winner Leon Haslam.

Ellison had a brilliant start to the 2015 season – winning three of the first four races – but injuries ultimately cost him any chance of the title.

Hickman joins the team following an impressive year on the  RAF Reserves BMW, with Haslam re-joining the championship following seven seasons on the world stage.

The 2016 BSB season gets underway at Silverstone on Friday, April 8.