Preparations are now well underway for the first European round of the 2023 Superbike World Championship, which will take place at the Assen circuit in The Netherlands on 21-23 April.
While the Kawasaki Puccetti Racing technicians are working hard on the bikes of Can Oncu and Tom Sykes, the staff responsible for logistics is preparing the 2023 debut of the Italian team’s large hospitality structure.
The term “hospitality” is perhaps diminutive when used to refer to what is not only a restaurant, which proudly offers tasty Emilian dishes, but also a spot that is fast becoming a meeting point in the production-derived championship paddock. It’s not unusual to see riders from other teams there, as they choose not only to taste the dishes prepared by the Italian chefs, but to enjoy a space in which they can relax and release the tension of racing. Over each of the three practice and race days, Manuel Puccetti’s structure welcomes more than 100 guests, and this number rises to more than 300 once sponsors, media and various staff members are factored in. It is also worth noting that the Kawasaki Puccetti Racing structure is increasingly low environmental impact, minimizing its use of plastic materials. The plates and cups are in recycled card, while water is not kept in PET bottles but instead demineralized and made available to guests in dispensers. In so doing, the use of more than 2000 plastic bottles has been avoided over the years.
The large unit installed in the paddock during race weekends is not only available to Kawasaki Puccetti Racing sponsors, who can really enjoy their experience at the heart of Superbike, but also to companies that might want to use it during events or a trade show appearance. One example is well-known firm Bindi, dessert masters since 1946 and world leaders in the confectionary sector, that used it at Verona during VinItaly, the international show for wines and spirits, which took place on 2-5 April.
Manuel Puccetti – Team Principal
“As we return to Europe, we can finally get back to organising the largest hospitality in the SBK paddock. A structure dedicated to our sponsors, guests, staff and riders, all of whom are pampered and well looked after here. An increasingly green and zero impact structure, which aims to pollute as little as possible, without the use of any plastic plates or cups. Six people work full-time at the unit, serving roughly 1000 meals at international rounds and 2500 during Italian rounds. A real point of reference inside the paddock, which our sponsors successfully harness, both in Italy and abroad, to meet with clients and distributors and have them experience the pathos of a race weekend for themselves. With the two non-European rounds now completed, we are ready and motivated as the 2023 season continues.”