Sport manager of the team, Yves Demaria was also pleased to work with such a motivated group. "We worked hard on the bikes during the season, and as we raced with the 2012 models since the French Grand Prix we never thought that we would have so many parts to test! The factory has also work hard to prepare so many novelties, and Xavier who is now used to the team and the bike was also surprised; it's for us a great motivation to know that at the factory everyone is pushing hard, and also to enter a true cooperation with Kawasaki US. I was also testing with Xavier and Gautier, and I can say that the bike is improved; the engine is more powerful but not aggressive, the frame and suspensions are more comfortable and we've worked on many other details. As we could imagine it was a pleasure to work with Gautier, he knows exactly what he wants; as Xavier has more experience he is now more involved in the development of the bike, and it was great to compare both opinions" analyzed Yves who will enter his second season with KRT.