World of Kawasaki festival at Donington Park, July 6th


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The annual World of Kawasaki festival is moving to the famous Donington Park circuit for 2014 to host an all-day event on Sunday July the 6th.

8K9U2669With a packed programme of activities and must see attractions, Kawasaki are understandably delighted to have the exclusive use of such a prestigious world renowned venue.

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As a family focussed day out there will be opportunities to actually ride the famous GP circuit for a small fee under the guidance of track day experts Focused Eventsand a Motocross experience for riders who arrive with suitable off-road riding gear and fulfil the riding criteria. And for those that want to trade handlebars for a steering wheel, the Kawasaki MULE utility vehicle off-road course is an ideal way to encounter another side of the huge Kawasaki engineering empire. Only the track sessions have to be booked and paid for in advance via the World of Kawasaki page on the Kawasaki Motors UK web site.

Also planned are BSB paddock displays featuring the machines and selected riders of the Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki team, the Lloyds British GB Moto squad and Gearlink Kawasaki amongst others.

IMG_8491Other attractions are diverse and plentiful according to Kawasaki Riders Club coordinator, Eleanor Berry.

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“We sat down and tried to create an event with an even better mix of attractions than last year – it was hard but I think we’ve done it. There’s the Team Extreme MBX stunt show and Maxxis drift car display plus Kawasaki’s very own Lee Bowers all trying to raise the bar each time they perform for the crowds across the day.

We have two ride-out opportunities, one which concentrates on a vast cross section of the 2014 road bike range with the help of our friends at Bikesafe and the other, a series of unique “Cruiser Ride outs” with the Vulcan Riders Association who will also have a display of their personalised bikes in the paddock.”

With live music from Ed Cusick and the team from popular motorcycle TV show BikeWorld around all day, the event will be a welcome assault for the senses according to Marketing Manager for Kawasaki in the UK, Mark Spiller.

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IMG_8538“There’s going to be a display of Ninja bikes across the thirty years of their production with bikes supplied by Kawasaki fans themselves. We will also have Tim Blakemore showing his ZZR1400 based Funny Bike drag racer and some great classic bikes for people to see and some of them will also be started evoking some great memories, sights and smells of yesteryear.

We realise that this event is a magnet for families and for the kids there is a special entertainment zone with face painting, a bouncy castle and puppet shows plus rides for the children across the day in the Maxxis Monster Truck. There’s no age restriction on the ever popular Kawasaki K-LAP feature so the entire family can see themselves on our static leaning ZX-6R “racing” with Tom Sykes and get a copy of the video to take home with them from the Kawasaki shop we are setting up at the event”.

The hope is that visitor numbers make the second World of Kawasaki the best attended and successful yet as Eleanor Berry concludes.

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“We are putting 100% effort into this and we hope to deliver a day so full that people want to turn up as the gates open at nine in the morning and have fun until we have to bring the curtain down at five thirty in the afternoon. Our hope is that it is seen as the best Free biking event of the year!”

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