At Pension Silverstone
Tono & Hime
Reg will go to England nest week, and then move to Australia.
So let us go to pension Silverstone of Ken Suzuki once again !
Ken Suzuki and his wife Noriko own this pension, and he was an ex-director of
world Kawasaki racing team at the time of Kork Ballington won the GPs.
So many memorial items of Kawasaki team are displayed. Have a look !
Today I arived with Reg and Brenda around tree o'clock and go to sightseeing of
Oni-oshidashi of Mt. Asama. Hime came later using bullet train and joined us.
And later our team member Take and O-syatyo joined us.
We could have very happy time with laughing and talking noisy.
Boy's team, bike bike bike talking with a curious mixture of Japanese and English.
So busy as if waiting ones turn, no start to talking.
After that the talking has not lost the energy, so Ken stay with us until almost
one o'clock just to be nice.
Nice one !
At that time, Tono was ...
looking around guest room, while all were deeply talking.
Ken, please help us for next KR Meeting.
And if you have time, please join us !
2484-35. Nagakura-cho, Kitasaku, Nagano-Pref. 389-0111 Japan
No home page of himself but some Japanese introduce here and here .
.Rossi of this season
On someday from Somebody said to Ken, "In next season (i.e. this year) we think we have
so many homework, so we shall not win. But the year after next, we will do our best."
And Ken said that Rossi will win at least 3 races, probably 5 times.
Rossi got the championship !
Ken said Rossi is ranked with M. Hailwood and probably win the race as if he ride Kawasaki.
A difficulty of
GP began March, but racing bike delivery from Japan was in February.
Because of little time to prepare and went to actural race, so it was very hard, he said.
It is ideal that previous October's delivery and ride it in end half season.
X09 Is that wrong bike? ( It was thought so bad by many people in Japan)
GP team is a professional group aimed to win the race. Ken feels it was not win for Kawasaki
but to get win for the team by Kawasaki.
For example, my favorite baseball team Hanshin Tigers ( actually I know little about baseball )
for my sense last years team director Hoshino was a ex-director of Dragons team in my
boyhood memory ( I mean he was boss of enemy team ). But I begin to think that Mr.Hoshino
was a director of Dragons in that times and after move to Tigers, he was director of Tigers.
I may say that it it not true that a director devote his whole life to some team due to his very
personal likes and dislikes. and perhaps he does think his best for win of his team that directed
by himself, may be. And that is same for riders, I think.
I think I know too. A rival of yesterday comes to my favorite team, I feel happy to see his
good riding. Viva Nakano ! Viva Rossi !
The reason why Kork's so fast was
Fully grip riding on corners. KR500 was less power and heavier than competitors but grip riding
with throttle open at final corner made very high speed on straight too, Ken said.
Number of KR was about 200 ?
KR500 was rare because it wa for Kork only.
But KR250, xx for England team, xx for German, and so on. For some seasons, totally almost
above mount of KR250 might be produced, Ken think.
So ! I had thought about 20, I had shocked the difference of the order. But now I can
understand it because such a mount of KR s were required for many racing team in the world.