The MJW Kick Kawasaki team was down to one rider for the Red Bull Pro Nationals race at Canada Heights at the weekend but despite this, Rob Davidson was able to take his first Red Bull Pro Nationals Rookie Win of the season after having a fantastic weekend. His team-mate Will Keogh is currently out injured after dislocating his shoulder in a practice crash last week.
Rob Davidson – “I was fortunate enough to have a really good weekend at the Pro Nationals race this weekend at Canada Heights, with being the only rider in the team I knew I had to perform well for the MJW Kick Kawasaki squad. I was looking forward to the weekend as it’s a track that I really enjoy riding.
Qualifying didn’t quite go to plan as I ended up in seventh but I knew with a good start I would be able to ride well as my lap times were good. I managed to win four of the five races which was an awesome feeling in such a tough and competitive class this season in the Rookie Championship.
I knew it would be tough as the level of riders in there is high and a lot of them have a lot more experience at that level than I do. I was able to keep focused and stay in a good rhythm in all the races and managed to take my first overall win in that series. The season has just got better and better as I have gained more knowledge and experience and hope this will continue for the rest of the year.
I must say thanks to Mark at MJW Kick Kawasaki for everything he has done and to all the friends, family and sponsors that have supported us all season. It’s nice to be able to repay them for all their effort also.”
Team Owner Mark Woodage – “What another great event the Red Bull Pro National was, Canada Height’s is an amazing venue. Rob showed speed from the word go, taking 4 out of 5 wins and finally a convincing overall win. He showed his determination to want the Red Bull Championship as well as the Maxxis he won earlier this summer. He clawed a lot of points back this weekend on the two pro riders in front of him, and that is important if we have any hope of getting the red plate.
I’d like to send a big get well soon to our other rider Will Keogh who dislocated his shoulder in a test crash. Unfortunately he will miss the next round also, which is a shame for Will as he was showing great potential. The rest will do him good as he’s still only 15 years old, he has next season to prove his speed.
I’d like to also congratulate Dylan Woodcock for winning the small wheel 85 class, he was competing on a completely stock 2014 KX85, his debut appearance on the bike and a great result for the new Kawasaki machine.
A big thanks to Paul Bird of the Rapid Solicitors British Superbike team, who supported us this week in letting us use the BSB teams workshop facilities and dyno, where we have found a new spec and direction to go on Robs’ engine in preparation for the rest of the season and onto next year. Also thanks to all our continued sponsors and I can’t wait to see what the rest of the season holds for the MJW Kick Kawasaki Team.”