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All-New Bridgestone Kawasaki Race Team Announced | News

Whites Powersports, distributors of Bridgestone motorcycle tyres as well as many more brands, has joined forces with Kawasaki NZ and form the Bridgestone Kawasaki Race Team.

“Whites Powersports are passionate about motorcycling, and bringing the best brands/products to New Zealand motorcyclists. Racing is something that we have always been a part of but the opportunity to take it to the next level by partnering with a like-minded business such as Kawasaki NZ was too good of an opportunity to miss” commented Luke Mason, Group Marketing Manager of Whites Powersports.

Shane Verhoeven, Managing Director of the Verhoeven Group and Kawasaki NZ stated “Our partnership with Whites Powersports and Bridgestone tyres goes back a few years now. Our reliance on the products Whites distribute are also increasing and with that so has our relationship. I am thrilled that we have the opportunity to partner with Bridgestone as our naming Team Sponsor and look forward to 2021 success and beyond.”

The Bridgestone Kawasaki Race Team has two of New Zealand’s best talents ready to pilot the KX250 & KX450 machines through the season. With Josiah Natzke on the 2021 KX250 in the MX2 class and Ethan Martens on the 2021 KX450 in the MX1 class.

“Whites Powersports are also supplying many products that will ensure reliability and the performance required to reach the teams goal to take out the MX2 Championship this year and secure a podium finish in MX1. These products include Putoline Oil Lubricants and Filters, No Toil Filter Cleaner and Oil, RK Racing Chain, Polisport Plastics, Goldfren Brake Pads and MTX Sprockets” added Verhoeven.

With both Whites Powersports and Kawasaki NZ headquartered in Hamilton, the businesses and team will be able to work closely together throughout the season to maximise success.