(2005 FIM Road Racing World Championship)
Kawasaki Racing Team
ROUND 4 - GRAND PRIX ALICE DE FRANCE
09 MAY 2005 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NAKANO AND JACQUE TO OPEN LE MANS KAWASAKI DEALERSHIP
The opening of a new Kawasaki dealership in Le Mans will provide Kawasaki
factory riders, Shinya Nakano and Olivier Jacque, with an ideal opportunity to
meet and greet their many fans ahead of this weekend's French Grand Prix.
To commemorate the opening of the new Best Way Kawasaki shop on Avenue du
Panorama, Nakano and Jacque will appear at the dealership at 10 o'clock on
Thursday 12th May, where they'll sign autographs and pose for photographs with
fellow Kawasaki riders.
The appearance of the factory Kawasaki pilots at the Best Way Kawasaki event is
expected to draw a big crowd, as both riders enjoy a huge following in France.
As the only French rider in MotoGP, Olivier Jacque can count on the support of
his home crowd, but his popularity is matched by that of Shinya Nakano, who
built up a loyal following in France during his time with the French Tech 3 team.
The two Kawasaki riders will get another chance to meet French race fans on the
Thursday evening, when they appear at a public autograph session arranged by the
promoters of the French Grand Prix.
The autograph session, which always draws a large and enthusiastic crowd, will
take place at the Place de la Rιpublique in the centre of Le Mans, starting at 7
o'clock in the evening. Nakano and Jacque will be on hand to sign autographs,
hand out posters and answer questions from their many French fans.
For race fans unable to make it to Le Mans on Thursday there will be another
opportunity to meet Shinya Nakano and Olivier Jacque on Saturday evening. The
two Kawasaki pilots, together with Jacque's Kawasaki Ninja ZX-RR race bike,
will be making an appearance on the Arlen Ness stand in the circuit spectator
area starting at 5 o'clock.