WSBK » Sykes answers back with double Brno podium

Tom Sykes says he has 'proved a few people wrong' by proving competitive throughout both races on the way to a pair of second place finishes.

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Boo - Unregistered

July 22, 2012 8:55 PM

It's a shame Sykes didn't win these races as it would have completed a Kawasaki clean sweep in WSBK, WSS, SSTK and BSB... you wouldn't have dreamed of saying that 12 months ago!

bobtastik - Unregistered

July 22, 2012 9:40 PM

Great showing by Tom, especially race 2. Its about time someone toughed it out with Mellandri a bit, almost every overtake bt Marco seems to be a block pass ! Here's to a win or two next time out for Tom....

limbus - Unregistered

July 22, 2012 10:25 PM

Great runs, impressive runs from both Sykes and Baz. Sykes the only rider that could match Melandri today. Now, that is an improvement on tire wear. Although this track is not harsh on tires, it does not have stop and go corners that shreds them, I cant wait to see next (hopefully dry) round at Silverstone.
Keep that momentum guys!

dream - Unregistered

July 22, 2012 10:35 PM

Last night I've a dream about Kawasaki, wasn't quite sure it's more MotoGP or WSBK or general but somebody there said Kawasaki as Racing Department, technical stuff, intelligence, bikes will see great future.
So the better is still ahead and I think soon Greeners will feel what it is to win constantly,

M1M - Unregistered

July 23, 2012 1:50 AM

Really hope they've cracked the tyre endurance problem once and for all so that this is a sign of things to come in the second half of the season. Getting both Bsz snd Sykes on the podium in race one certainly bodes well and shows that they finally succeeded in finding a suitable set up in the recent tests, though they'll have to see whether it works at a variety of different circuits before counting their chickens. Sykes has been doing a great job yet he could so easily have been dropped by Kawasaki last year. I bet they're very pleased now that they decided to stick with him in the end. Next on the agenda - a win in the dry.

Terminator - Unregistered

July 23, 2012 5:10 AM

Oh finally it seems that all the testing has paid off. For Tom it must have been maddening to have a bike from where he could take pole always but never convert it into a win (yes he won in Monza, but conditions were semi-wet). Now he is just 0.1 away from a win in the dry, hope to see you do it next time Tom.


July 23, 2012 5:22 AM

take melandri and his veteran racecraft outta the equation and these would've been 2 convincing wins. tom yarded checa in race 2, but if he ever hopes to beat melandri, tom's going have to get "grandprix aggressive".

from my read, sykes is not doing much more than riding around and hoping for the best (defense). against a guy like melandri just having an equal machine and doing that ain't going to get it done. he's gotta get on the offense and go ABA (Always Be Attacking).

race 1 starting P5 and falling back, melandri ultimately overtook 5 guys with only 5 laps to go for the win ...? WTF...? grinner that's ABA...!


July 23, 2012 7:03 AM


Did you even watch the races? Or just read....? Sykes and Melandri were at eache other for 10 / 11 laps. By the end, both of their tyres were going and they were on the limit. Sykes even pushed Melandri into an error, but unfortunately Sykes had a wobble or two himself... At the end of the day, to be fighting with, and JUST missing the win to a MotoGP veteran on a bike with more development than yours is brilliant!

That was a FANTASTIC day of racing for Kawasaki, a brilliant result for Sykes. And I am SOOO looking forward to Silverstone! Tom was deadly fast there last year until he broke his ankle!!!

GO BAZ, what a result!!!

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