Kawasaki ZX-10R 連下兩城揚威09年泛珠三角秋季錦標賽Class I - 22 Sept 2009
CSS BERINGER賽車隊在19-20 SEP 09的泛珠三角秋季錦標賽中，雖然只是第一次正式參賽，卻分別憑著ZX-10R和ZX-6R，在CL1和CL2奪冠而回，實在是超額完成，令贊助商們感到喜出望外。
Racing Team Takes the Kawasaki ZX10r to Double Victory
September 20, 2009
CSS racing team celebrates two first place wins in the Class
1 Open Superbike Class at the Zhuhai Pan Delta Autumn Race.
CSS racer and Chief Instructor of CSS Kareem Fee, piloted a
brand new 2009 Kawasaki ZX10r to victory in both Saturday
and Sunday’s Superbike events.
In order to prove the great performance and potential of the
new ZX10r, the Kawasaki was run in virtually standard
condition, other than a slip on exhaust, race fairings, and
Beringer brakes. We also raced with the new Bridgestone
BT-003 performance street tyres instead of racing slicks,
also to prove the performance of Bridgestone’s new
technology which is available to street riders.
The race was run in dry weather but with sizzling heat, up
to 35 degrees. It was a real a test of endurance for the
racers to have to compete under these extremely hot
conditions. 33 riders lined up on the grid, with Kawasaki’s
lining up in first and second on the grid. Pole position was
grabbed by Kareem Fee in the second qualifying session,
after missing the first qualifying because of a fall in the
first free practice on Friday. Second on the grid was Ahmad
Zamani, veteran FIM Asia GP racer from Malaysia aboard the
all new 2010 Kawasaki ZX6r. Japanese rider, Yuki Okabayaski,
and Hong Kong’s Yu Chun Ho completed the front row.
At the start of
Race 1, Kareem Fee got a good launch off the grid, but
Zamani slipped the agile ZX6r underneath him on the brakes
into turn 1. Immediately, Fee used the power of the 1000cc
ZX10r to rocket past him coming out of the corner. The two
were playing cat and mouse for the first three laps of the
race, Zamani would take advantage of the light weight and
fast corner speeds to catch up to Fee, and out brake him
into the sharp hairpin corners, only to be passed
immediately coming out of the corners by the huge horse
power advantage of the mighty ZX10r.
After a while,
Zamani looked to be a bit tired of working hard to get by
Fee, only to get passed back right away with horse power,
and settled in to follow him, hoping Fee would make a
mistake. On the last lap of the race, Fee dove under a
lapped rider entering turn one which gave him a safety gap
which he held to the finish, spoiling a last lap attack from
the veteran Malaysian pilot.
While the two Kawasaki’s finished 1st and 2nd, it was
actually a race with different classes, so Zamani’s finish
was actually the first prize winner for the Class 2, 600cc
Superbike Class, Fee took the top honors with the 1000cc
Class 1 victory.
Race 2’s start was
similar to race 1 except this time Zamani broke out to a bit
of an advantage on the first lap which Fee couldn’t make up
on any of the straights. Zamani was on the run, making sure
he got enough of a lead before each straight so the power of
the ZX10 wouldn’t catch him.
Fee was sitting
patiently following Zamani as the two had broken away from
the rest of the pack. By the 5th lap it was time for Fee to
make a move. Fee started to get a bit more aggressive on the
brakes, using the awesome stopping power of his Beringer
brakes to start inching closer to Zamani. By the 7th lap he
was right on Zamani’s tail, and coming down the start finish
line he powered the ZX10r into the lead for the first time
in the race which was welcomed by a big roar in the
Learning from the first race, Zamani knew there was no
chance to fight, as the power of the ZX10r was unfortunately
too much to overcome with the 600cc bike. At the finish, Fee
again crossed the line first, and Zamani on the ZX6r one
second a drift, but still taking top honors for the 600cc
CSS Racing Team
had a dream weekend, with this being the first race for the
CSS Racing Team, and also the first race for Kareem Fee
after 8 years retirement! Coming back to a double victory
makes it a truly special moment. It’s also a dream weekend
for Kawasaki, taking two Double Victories in both Class 1
and Class 2!
The victory would
not have been possible without the hard work of the CSS
racing team staff, sponsors, supporters, and of course the
awesome power of the ZX10r!