Evo champ Salom joins Pedercini

Published: 08 December 2014

In 2014 the KRT WSB squad was three riders strong, with Tom Sykes and Loris Baz providing full superbike squad while David Salom was the lone Evo entry.

Having won the Evo title with ease, despite an almost season-long problem with an injury to his throttle hand, Salom looked to have been left without a place in the revamped 2015 KRT Squad.

The solution that rewards Salom’s efforts and gives Kawasaki another strong entry in a completely revamped WSB class in 2015 is for David to join the Team Pedercini effort, with strong support from Kawasaki, including his own crew chief, as Salom explained. "I will ride an official bike, I'm a Kawasaki Motors Europe rider, and some people that have worked with me in the last season will help me again in 2015,” said Salom. “We are working to create an ambitious team to achieve good results. The Pedercini Team has demonstrated a strong and consistent commitment to this project and, for them, it will be a sort of "year zero", with many changes."

Salom has ridden for Pedercini in the past, but this time around he brings much more than just his riding ability with him. Kawasaki Motors Europe Racing Manager Steve Guttridge explained the new co-operation with Pedercini. "Having won the World Superbike EVO title with David Salom this season within our Kawasaki Racing Team, it has been fantastic to keep him inside the Kawasaki family for 2015; this time racing again for Team Pedercini in the full Superbike class. David was a key person to help Kawasaki develop our future race bike for 2015 and, in-line with Dorna's future rules for World Superbike, he really showed the true potential of the Ninja ZX-10R as a Championship winner in this production based series. For 2015 as KRT move back to the traditional two man team and no split category in the SBK class, we will have the opportunity to help both Pedercini team and David with his KRT EVO class experience, crew and materials.”