It is hard to believe another race season is almost behind us. 2016 is definitely a year for me to forget in terms of racing. It started off strong back in January where I won an endurance race over in China. I was in good form and had a big year planned with both my BMW team on the roads in Europe and my Kawasaki Superbike team in Asia.
Friday, 18 November 2016 13:46 Published in Dan Kruger
Dan Kruger overcame the flu and persistent nagging injuries to take pole position, put in the quickest race lap and win the Superbike Class in the 3-Hour Superbike Endurance Race at Zhuahi International Circuit in China on January 10.
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 11:36 Published in Reports, Results & Points
@InsideMacauGP • (October 9, 2015)- Held each year since 1967, the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix is recognised as one of the world’s leading international motorcycle road races. This year, once again the entry is truly international, including riders from Europe, America, Australia, South Africa and Canada.
Friday, 09 October 2015 13:06 Published in News
@cdnsuperbike (August 12, 2015)- • “It is with great disappointment that I am not fit to compete in this weekend’s inaugural Ninja 300 Race Series,” said Montreal-based international race star Dan Kruger in an email to Inside Motorcycles. “I was invited to participate in this event and was really looking forward to it. It has been years since I raced in Canada and I have never ridden anything smaller than a 600 cc in my life.
“With a full grid of identically prepared bikes, it is definitely going to be hugely successful for the series and exactly what the sport needs in Canada to start grooming younger racers or racers on lower budgets. I think Kawasaki and CSBK, along with Hindle and the other sponsors, are doing a great thing here for the sport.
“I can’t tell you how bummed out I am to miss racing in it, or even being there to support it. I will be there in spirit and will watch online. Good luck to everyone participating and have a safe weekend.”
- From: Dan Kruger #71
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 14:53 Published in News
Montreal racer Dan Kruger is recovering at his US home in Atlanta following a serious crash during practice for the legendary Suzuka 8 Hours endurance race on July 23 at Japan's Suzuka circuit. Kruger highsided while racing a GSX-R1000 for a Suzuki-based squad and suffered multiple injuries during the crash, during which he lost consciousness.
Kruger suffered a punctured lung, damaged ribs and right hand, a broken collarbone and head injuries that will prevent him from resuming regular activities for the time being. Those head injuries are the current focus of his medical team.
"I highsided and landed on track, and slid unconscious down the track," said Kruger in an email to Inside Motorcycles editor Graeme Jones. "The bike was completely destroyed and my leathers were scraped on all four corners front and back, so it must have been big. Too bad I was knocked out and missed the show."
While the length of his recovery period has yet to be determined, Kruger is hopeful for a return to racing in September, when a road race in Germany and two Chinese Superbike races are on his schedule. "I am quite confident all will be fine in a few months," he summarized.
Inside Motorcycles will post more details as the come available. Safe healing, Dan!
Friday, 31 July 2015 15:46 Published in Reports, Results & Points
May 18, 2015- The Vauxhall International 2015 North West 200 is Ireland’s largest outdoor sporting event, attracting crowds in excess of 100,000 as well as the biggest names in the sport.
Tuesday, 19 May 2015 12:03 Published in Reports, Results & Points
Riding a brand new Kawasaki ZX-10R, Montreal's Dan Kruger salvaged the weekend with a fourth and a third in the opening two rounds of the China Pan Delta Superbike Championship, leaving him third overall in points. Kruger had a crash in official Practice 1 after putting in the third-fastest time in that session and re-injured his right wrist hurt at last year's Suzuka 8 Hour race.
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 15:57 Published in Reports, Results & Points
The Penz13.com team - @penz13com - around Rico Penzkofer and Gordon Unger just returned from Spain (Almeria), where they tested the latest BMW machinery BMW S1000RR superbikes for the upcoming season.
Thursday, 19 March 2015 19:17 Published in News
December 18, 2014- Kawasaki's Dan Kruger and Karl Roe teamed up and took a convincing win at the season Zhuhai 3-Hour Endurance Race at the Zhuhai International Circuit. Not only did they take the overall win but Kruger powered his Kawasaki ZX-10R to a lap record towards the end of the race with a 1:3665, which left everyone wondering what he has in store for the 2015 China Superbike Championship.
Thursday, 18 December 2014 16:00 Published in Reports, Results & Points