WSBK » Second win, maximum reward for re-signed Sykes


Tom Sykes keeps himself in with an outside chance of the World Superbike Championship title with a second win of the season at the Moscow Raceway.

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limbus - Unregistered

August 26, 2012 8:16 PM

I am so glad for Tom, he deserved victory and a new contract. My heart was beating like a jungle drum watching both races, especially race 1.
But if Spies is really to come to BMW alongside Melandri then I think it will take much more effort from Sykes and Kawasaki to be contenders for WSBK crown next year.
Even more when seeing Chaz and Laverty getting grips with that Aprilia.
But there are 6 more races and 150 points available this year so lets see what happens.
Go Tom!

Pizdoff - Unregistered

August 27, 2012 1:00 AM

TBH I thought he was the best rider out there today.

No one else read the track state as well as Sykesy

Good though Melandri is, I really don't think Melandri would have taken the win in race two if they were on matched machines.

shamarone

August 27, 2012 3:21 AM

fairplay to grinner for putting into effect the strategy checa only paid lip service to. next time chubbs, shut your pie hole, and what the frig is with this guy and tyre choice...?

tom should also thank eugene. if rea was the ruiner, laverty was the proverbial "cork in the bottle". if i didn't know any better (with that green helmet and all) i'd swear he was out there riding for kawasaki...!? wtf...?! there was no better wingman to tom in the skies over russia. somebody's getting a pint at sunday dinner.

Team Green - Unregistered

August 27, 2012 5:55 AM

Contract earned) Grinner)). Great weekend @ the new track. 6 left. Nuburgring next. Sykes needs at least two more wins and solid podiums the rest of the way for championship shot. Team Green Go!

Nick636

August 27, 2012 7:28 AM

What can I say other than WELL DONE TOM!

Race 1 was pure domination! My heart was in my throat on that last lap, watching him come over that crest and seeing the bike get light, all I could think was 'OMHG, NO!!!!' then he just kept on going.
Race 2 was brilliant as well, and I feel if he hadn't misjudged the laps he would've caught Marco. But again, Tom is full of grace, pays credit where it's due. Good on ya for the new contract!

Hopefully this'll silence the haters some...

Rca - Unregistered

August 27, 2012 7:50 AM

With regard checa and tyre choice i would think he was planning a full distance race and as the track dried.... But REA saw that plan go t&ts up. Anyhow cant fault toms ride and he clear third(closing on max) in the title race

Ian Kennard - Unregistered

August 27, 2012 9:22 AM

With the first race being stopped and the cancellation of the second race at Monza, I think Tom may have lost the opportunity of having bagged another 37.5 point towards the championship and therefore have three victories to his name this season. He was clearly the fastest over that weekend and a shame we will never know. I like the guy as he clearly enjoys his racing - I wonder sometimes why some of the others don't seem to....

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