Chinese giants Zongshen join zero-emission motorcycle racing series
TTXGP - the world's greatest zero emission motorcycle racing series - has announced the participation of a full factory team in next year's championship.China Zongshen Motorcycle Racing Team will join the TTXGP series in a hope to develop new, clean technology on the track and use the lessons learnt with TTXGP in their manufacturing facility in China.China Zongshen Motorcycle Racing Team was formed in 1999 and was the first team from China to compete in the MotoGP World Championship and has also participated in the Asian Nations Cup.Daniel Chung, Team Manager said. "AOS Racing and Zongshen were the first Chinese team to take part in MotoGP. We did this because we see racing as critical to improving our technology and demonstrating our products. We join TTXGP to push this philosophy forward into the next generation of motorsport."Zongshen is a leading company in motorcycle manufacturing. Racing in TTXGP is the best step forward for our team to build a world championship winning technology for the future"Zongshen will have one of their factory team riders piloting the bike, Chi-Fung Ho, who has been with the team for the last 8 years.
This is interesting because for the last 20 years people have wondered how a European manufacturing industry was taken over so quickly by the Japanese. And it started at the TT.
Now the same is happening again - a Chinese company using the TT to launch themselves.
I predict in 5 years time 75% of the bikes at the TTXGP will be Chinese, and after that, we'll start seeing 75% of the bikes on the road being Chinese.
Posted: 16/10/2010 at 09:07
Posted: 16/10/2010 at 15:44
I'm sure they will improve the quality, because after all there's a level of quality that will consistently lead to improved sales.
And that's another similarity with the Japanese - in the beginning everyone sneered at the poor quality, but they Japanese very quickly improved this and showed up the European bike and car manufacturers (errr, Toyota's little mishap last year was an exception!)
Posted: 17/10/2010 at 19:29
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