MotoAmerica: Kawasaki and Bobby Fong Earn Double Win At COTA

The new Kawasaki ZX-10R proves to be a serious contender in MotoAmerica Superstock.

Latus Motors Racing Kawasaki ZX-10R
Bobby Fong qualified the #50 Latus Motors Racing Kawasaki on pole position with a .3-second lead on the field.©Motorcyclist

The Latus Motors Racing Kawasaki team pulled into Austin, Texas for Round 1 of the MotoAmerica series ready to do battle in the Superstock 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 he 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 by more than 15 seconds over his Superstock competitors. Teammate David Anthony leaves Texas with an 8th and 6th in Race 1 and 2 respectively.

MotoAmerica Superstock winner Bobby Fong
Bobby Fong is a veteran to the sport but a rookie on a literbike.©Motorcyclist

“I had a great first weekend on the Kawasaki ZX-10R,” said Fong. “The bike performed really well all weekend and my team worked hard to make it the best handling motorcycle possible for both races. 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.”