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WSBK Donington: No place like home for Sykes

21 May 2013

Kawasaki's Tom Sykes feels there is no better place to reduce the gap at the top of the World Superbike Championship than Donington Park.

The British rider is 18 points behind Aprilia's Sylvain Guintoli in the series standings after claiming five rostrum finishes from the eight races held so far.

He has never won at Donington, but Sykes believes his Ninja ZX-10R will be perfectly suited to his home track and has reason to be confident he can be challenging for honours on Sunday.

“I am really looking forward to Donington. Monza for me was one of the hardest circuits we should have gone to, even though we won there last year, but we got on the podium twice,” said Sykes.

“Donington is a flowing, twisting circuit so I am looking forward to riding my Ninja ZX-10R there.

“There are no real straights so it should be really good. It has always been a favourite of mine and I am very excited to go there with a fast and consistent package on the bike,” he added.

“I have led races at Donington in the past and we have been able to make good laps even at the end of races this year at a variety of different tracks, so I am really looking forward to Donington because it should be a nice one for me and the bike.”


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