Kawasaki seem to have become determined in their efforts to recapture glory in World Superbikes. The company has won only one World Championship when the Superbike engine capacity was restricted to 750 cc with Scot Russell as their rider. Though the company has won races on a regular basis for sometime when it shifted focus to MotoGP, it did not win races in MotoGP or in World Superbikes. But after having exited MotoGP, Kawasaki has been focussing on World Superbikes and in the pre-season tests, Tom Sykes had been setting good times. But during the Phillip Island practice sessions as run up to this weekend’s race, Sykes did well by being near the top position. In Q1 whoever his form was indifferent and he finished in fifth position but in Q2 he has gone back to the top of the timing sheets. It remains to be seen as to how he will perform in Super Pole. Whatever that position maybe, it seems that Kawasaki have a good bike on their hands. The change from Paul Bird Motorsport to the Spanish Provec team to manage their factory effort seems to be yielding some results for Kawasaki. But as the saying goes, it is early days yet.