BSB » Sykes: I enjoy BSB with a cup of tea

“I've got to say I enjoy watching BSB with a cup of tea on a Sunday, it all looks pretty hectic out there at the moment!” – Tom Sykes.

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jasper - Unregistered

May 11, 2011 6:12 PM

I think he will be back there next year. Riders don't last more than a year in birds team so 3 years is unheard of! The way he treated Lavilla was disgraceful

jimmy - Unregistered

May 11, 2011 6:57 PM

Sykes is a world class rider, it's just Kwaka who delivered sub-par bike (again). Or maybe it's everything Paul Bird's fault? Maybe Kwaka should establish a full factory-driven team... I don't believe that such an experienced company could build a rubbish bike after all those proclamations...

Firefly - Unregistered

May 11, 2011 8:04 PM

Way too early to say the bike is crap. For one there's only been three races and it's a new bike. It's not going to win from the outset. For two in BSB it seems to be doing fine with Easton.

It has shown flashes of speed and I think Sykes will put that bike on the podium before the season is halfway over.


May 12, 2011 8:50 AM

@ Firefly

Agree fully. It's a brand new bike, and yes, after all the hype it's been a little disheartening, but look at BMW, that bike's in it's 3rd season, still hasn't won a race, RARELY been on the podium. Look at the Honda, it's ancient and only snapped 2 podiums this year? (And those at their home track)

Good luck Tom, JOan, even Vermin, AAAHH, what the hell, Even ol Bird.

Constantinos - Unregistered

May 12, 2011 10:37 AM

The bike is fine,in fact the only think fine is the bike!
Sykes is not able to ride at this level.Next year will be in BSB.Obviously he doesnt care.
Vermeulen is just unbeliavable,instead of giving his seat to someone else he has a "contract"...
Lascorz ok for now,he is new in this category.(Laverty is old...)
Paul Bird Racing=Birds are flying and singing.
With ONE only Suzuki the manufacture is ahead of Kawasaki.
It is sad because they represent a factory.
Shame on them.

jimbob - Unregistered

May 12, 2011 12:41 PM

Constantinos You are a pratt !!
Sykes is THE most underated rider in WSBK and "when" not "if" the NEW bike is sorted you will eat your words.
Not only is he an exeptional rider he is without doubt the most approachable nice guy out there who doesent have his head up his own backside.
Also in the same mould are Checa, Laverty, Rea and Camier all really nice guys with awesome ability.

tom needs to up his game,the bikes quick and he should be up there more,a good sound rider,but he may be suspect at this high level,he did not get near spies at yamaha, and he always looking for better setup(like all riders),but other riders get up the pointy end most times,maybe hes cr@p at setting up the bikes,he needs to do more

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