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Knockhill next for busy Sykes.

Rizla Suzuki come back down to earth this weekend when they travel back up north for the latest round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Knockhill.

A far cry from their World Superbike jaunt at Brands Hatch the previous weekend, Rizla head their on a high having conducted themselves remarkably well against their world-class competitors.

Furthermore, this is the first BSB round for the team since Tom Sykes scored a magnificent double victory at Oulton Park, form 'The Grinner' is confident he can repeat around the Scottish circuit.

“I like Knockhill - it is not a bad circuit for me,” he said. “The surface is decent and it's a good track. It is really demanding circuit as you get no rest on a lap with all the flip flop parts and the short straights. Everyone is there to win but if I can carry the form from Oulton Park then I'm pretty confident of a good result on Sunday.”

Having risen up to third in the rider standings, team manager Jack Valentine is sure another good result will come the way of Sykes as he enters a particularly crucial stage in the championship.

“Tom has been riding exceptionally well and our Rizla Suzuki is on song so I'm expecting a good result this weekend. Knockhill is a twisty and demanding track and I believe that our chassis will be ideal for it. Tom is on a confidence high now that he knows he can win, I hope the wins will keep rolling in.”

Meanwhile, Valentine is hoping Atsushi Watanabe's star turn in the Suzuka 8 Hours will spur him on to an improved result this weekend.

“Atsu is going to be in at the deep end again this weekend as Knockhill is a difficult track. He had an excellent result at Suzuka and he is fired up from being back on the podium. I think that will spur him on to achieve a solid result this weekend.”


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