Kruger and Teammate Karl Roe Win Endurance Race in China; Track Record for Kruger

Kruger and Teammate Karl Roe Win Endurance Race in China; Track Record for Kruger

Written by  on Thursday, 18 December 2014 16:00

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.

"What a great way to end an epic season," said Kruger after the race. "The team did an amazing job with the pit stops, my teammate Karl Roe did what he always does, rode consistent, kept it steady, and we couldn't have won without him." Still recovering from an injury from Suzuki in July, Kruger was fresh off his Macau GP debut and heads into the off-season on a high note.

The team was fined and penalized for a refuelling stop when one of the pit crew failed to have fire retardant gear on. Kruger had a ride-through penalty, but that only motivated him further, and that same stint saw him break the ZIC circuit record for Superbike on the 79th lap. 

"My Kawasaki was on rails," Kruger added. "As usual, Pirelli came through and we used an SC2 front and SC1 rear each stint.  I can't wait for the 2015 season and chase down my own lap record."

A Pair of Kawasaki's finished second overall and a lap down.  Kawasaki is quickly becoming the brand of choice in China with nearly 25 percent of a typical grid being on the mean green machines.

Kruger now has about a month-long break before an early 2015 test in China.  No riding is planned for February and then the season starts up again in March. 2015 will be a busy year for Dan with his schedule and plans to be announced shortly.

Dan and the team would like to thank all their sponsors for a successful 2014 race season.  Titanic Kawasaki, Motul, Pirelli Spidi, Vemar, RK, Oz, Hindle, Mototron, UPG, SBS, K-Tech, Nature Power, Mr. Pizza, and a special thanks to Matt, BG, Sammo, and KC for the Endurance race.

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