Bobby Fong And Kawasaki ZX-10R Earn Double Win At COTA

Teammate David Anthony leaves Texas with an eighth in Race 1 and a sixth in Race 2, respectively.

Bobby Fong, Kawasaki, Latus Motors Racing, COTA, MotoAmerica

“The bike performed really well all weekend,” Bobby Fong said, “and my team worked hard to make it the best-handling motorcycle possible for both races.”

Kawasaki

Latus Motors Racing Kawasaki pulled into Austin, Texas, for Round 1 of the MotoAmerica series ready to do battle in the Superstock 1000 class at Circuit of The Americas. Bobby Fong, a veteran to the sport but rookie on a liter bike, started off the weekend by coming to terms with his new Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R and his new competition.

When it came time to qualify, Fong silenced the critics by putting the No. 50 Latus Kawasaki on pole position, with a lead of nearly three tenths of a second. Fong proved that both he and the all new Ninja ZX-10R were serious championship contenders by battling his way to a Race 1 win and dominating Race 2, taking the checkers with a more than 15-second gap over his Superstock 1000 competitors.

Teammate David Anthony leaves Texas with an eighth in Race 1 and a sixth in Race 2, respectively.

“I had a great first weekend on the Kawasaki ZX-10R,” said Fong. “I started off a little slow during the first race, but as the race went on became more and more comfortable. I made a last-lap, last-corner pass for the lead and took the win.

“After a few small adjustments, we headed into the second race with confidence. For the opening laps, I was tracking with the Superbikes as closely as I could and maintaining consistently fast lap times. I’m excited to have put the Kawasaki on the podium twice this weekend, but now it’s time to focus and stay humble as we head to Atlanta for Round 2.”