(2005 FIM Road Racing World Championship)
Kawasaki Racing Team
ROUND 4 - GRAND PRIX ALICE DE FRANCE, LE MANS
12 MAY 2005 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NAKANO AND JACQUE MEET THE FANS AT BEST WAY KAWASAKI
More than 1000 Kawasaki fans greeted Shinya Nakano and Olivier Jacque, when the
two riders arrived to officially open the new Best Way Kawasaki shop in Le Mans
The new Best Way shop, which opened it's doors just two days ago, is a purpose
built facility offering the complete range of Kawasaki motorcycles, accessories
and Kawasaki Racing Team merchandise.
After posing for photographs on a number of Kawasaki ZX-10R road bikes painted
as exact replicas of the Ninja ZX-RR MotoGP machines they'll race this weekend
at Le Mans, Nakano and Jacque then sat down for a marathon autograph session.
"The turn out was incredible; I couldn't believe how many people were there on a
Thursday morning," commented Shinya Nakano. "The new shop is impressive. It was
interesting to see so many Kawasaki motorcycles in one place and the number of
people who turned up on race replica ZX-10R road bikes was fantastic. It was
great to meet so many fellow Kawasaki riders ahead of this weekend's race, and I
hope they'll all be in the stands cheering for us on Sunday."
"To meet the fans in such a relaxed atmosphere was a good experience, and it's
great to know that we have such strong support from our fellow Kawasaki riders,"
said Olivier Jacque. "There were so many people there that I just hope we
managed to sign autographs for everyone. Hopefully we'll see some of the
Kawasaki flags we signed being waved from the stands on Sunday."
To mark the occasion of their visit to the dealership, the staff at Best Way
Kawasaki surprised the two Kawasaki riders as they prepared to return to the
circuit, by presenting them with two race replica pocket bikes; one number 56
machine and one number 19 bike.
"A big thanks to Best Way Kawasaki, not just for the pocket bikes they very
kindly presented us with, but also for allowing us to meet the fans at such a
well organised event. I look forward to returning next year," added Nakano.
Nakano and Jacque will get another chance to meet French Kawasaki fans at seven
o'clock this evening, when they take part in an autograph session at the Place
de la Rιpublique in the centre of Le Mans.