WSBK » Half points but full marks for Sykes


Tom Sykes is looking at the many positives from his victory at Monza, even if the half-points awarded prevented him from taking full advantage of his dominant pace.

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Ivor Bueb - Unregistered

May 06, 2012 8:54 PM

Robbed not to get full points.

Even considering the Kwaka is usually hard on tyres I find it unlikely anyone else would have got close if the race had gone full distance.

Nick636

May 07, 2012 6:46 AM
Last Edited 877 days ago

What a pity. Rode like an absolute legend.

I will throw my hat in and say that first race would've been his too... And I don't think it was necessary to call the second race off. He deserves the series lead after this weekend, but hey, THAT'S RACING!!! :D

Gutted for Guinters. Hope Sykes shows the performance he had in Race 1 at Donny last year, plus the improvements made. He could well be on for another win or two...

And people laughed when I backed him to win the season in Crash's pole...

marikson - Unregistered

May 07, 2012 11:47 AM

For the way Tom Sykes let others trailing him and the way he was riding that Kawa they should have given him an extra 5 points. He was just a class above the rest. I'm not a big fan of Tom Sykes, but he sure made a big impression on me yesterday. Hope he'll be up there fighting for the SBK title, he sure deserves it.

TD - Unregistered

May 07, 2012 1:32 PM

The whole sunday was a joke. If BSB oranisers acted like this, they would have to cancel half of races cause theres always weather like this in England. But luckyly enough there arent those half women Italien cowards who always have some problem.

Tetley

May 07, 2012 1:47 PM

"Rules is Rules" as The Pub Landlord would say. Although Tom had a substantial lead the possibility remains that any one of a number of circumstances could have seen him overtaken, or sliding off, or even suffering mechanical falure if the race had gone full distance. So, half distance earning half points seems a fair way of awarding points. Under different scoring systems, Tom would have got "nil pwants" if the race had simply been abandoned.

SUZOOK - Unregistered

May 07, 2012 5:46 PM

I was suitably impressed by the Kawa's pace throughout the weekend. The latest incarnation of the ZX10R Ninja has come a long way and is now one of the weapons of choice to have.The bike's true potential has been unlocked and I fully expect Sykes to wrack up many more wins in the future.Its a pity that Lascorz has been badly injured because Tom would have had an able teammate to support him in his bid for the title.The Aprilia has surprised me because it hasn't made great strides in the top speed stakes. Biaggi held the record for the fastest superbike when he recorded 335kph at Monza last year. This year he only managed 330kph which appears to be a step backwards.BMW and Kawa are now more than a match for the Ape in the power stakes. It was noticeable that the Aprilias made no impression on the BMW's along the straight, even when it was in their slipstream.The Kawa had already cleared off and Tom is now the proud holder of the record, having achieved 339.5kph!Hats off to Kawasaki for

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