In the recently concluded test at Valencia where Kawasaki tested its contender for the World Superbike Championship for 2012, Tom Sykes broke the circuit record for Superbikes that was set a couple of years ago.  This bodes well for the team which will see more direct involvement of the Kawasaki factory personnel even though it will be run by Provec the outfit that ran the World Supersport effort of Kawasaki this year with some success.  In 2012 the official Kawasaki World Supersport effort will be given to Lorenzini.