Kawasaki Motors UK Communications and PR Manager Martin Lambert has ruled out any rumours of a new ‘factory’ Kawasaki British Superbike team emerging on the scene in 2009.
It’s been reported that Nick Morgan’s MSS team would lose their official status as the Kawasaki UK team to a new squad set to make a mark in the British Superbike paddock.
But Lambert flattened those rumours this week during the announcement of the MSS Colchester Kawasaki’s new rider line-up for 2009 of Simon Andrews and Julien Da Costa.
Speaking on behalf of Kawasaki Motors UK, Lambert said there was no truth in the rumours of MSS losing their official Kawasaki UK backing, and confirmed a new two year deal with Nick Morgan’s Superbike team with a third year extension depending on performance.
Lambert exclusively told MCN: “First and foremost there are only two ‘Factory’ Kawasaki teams – that is the MotoGP team and Paul Bird’s WSB team.
“In terms of rumours that circulate around racing, it’s is very difficult for a manufacture to comment.
“Nine times out of ten, if you do comment on the rumours it ads fuel to the fire.
“And nine times out of ten the rumours are not true.
“But what it shows to me is how passionate and enthusiastic race fans are, especially in this country.
“One of the differences with Kawasaki is that we’re extremely loyal and we have strong ties with who we race with.
“It’s not in our business to go behind the back of the current team – we’re loyal and honourable as a manufacture.
“There is no truth in the rumour.”