Olympic track cyclist braves wildcard Kawasaki challenge

Published: 20 July 2017

Six-time Olympic gold medallist, Jason Kenny will be swapping his lycra for leather as he prepares to compete as a wildcard in the Kawasaki Team Green Cup at Oulton Park next month.

Having only passed his ACU race licence at the start of the week, with MSV Trackdays at Brands Hatch, this will be the first time Jason has raced a powered two-wheeler.

And now on August 4-5, the professional track cyclist will line-up next to over 30 competitors — age between 13 - 50 years old — on a Kawasaki Ninja 300.    

“Getting my ACU licence has got me even more excited about the race as I’m one step closer now and I’m looking forward to getting out on track” said Jason. “I was pretty excited anyway to be honest, but it’s all taking shape.
 
“Ahead of the race now, my plan is to get as much advice as possible from a few of the Kawasaki racers. It’s going to be a great life experience – my goal is to go out there and enjoy it, get stuck in and have fun.”

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Run by the British Motorcycle Racing Club, the Team Green Junior Cup is in it's sixth season and even helped start the successful race career of riders such as Mason Law – who later went on to become the National Superstock 600 Champion before moving up to the ultra-competitive Superstock 1000 class.

Originally the one-make race series was for 13-18 years old, but due to popular demand the senior race was introduced last year and now anyone can enter.  

For more information about the Team Green Cup, check out the Bemsee website.

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