WSBK » Sykes closes in but can’t take full advantage

Tom Sykes reduces the margin to the championship leaders, despite missing the podium at the Nurburgring.

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Me - Unregistered

September 09, 2012 8:41 PM

GG Tom a dificult day but like you say Good points!! There is some tracks that the ninja is still not there and this was an exemple but all hope for better luck him Portimao.. Go Tom dont give up has we see everythingh can happen


September 10, 2012 10:25 AM

Hard luck Tom.

Just wasn't your day. Max looked fast from the start of the weekend, very lucky Marco had double no scores. At least you kept it rubber side down and got some good points. This combination has come a long way, strange that BOTH bikes had chatter issues out of the blue though this weekend.

Good luck for the last 4 races.

herewego - Unregistered

September 10, 2012 10:53 AM

Tom seems to struggle with tyre wear all the time! Maybe he pushes that bit too hard sometimes, but there again if he gets a good enough lead he can be hard to catch!! Bit of a strange one this, but too many times Tom has dropped back in the latter part of a race and lost loads of places. Good to see him giving it loads though, good racing all round!!
MotoGP next weekend - YAWN!! Thank God for Moto 2 and Moto3 and Jonny Rae giving a reason to stay tuned for the so called "big boys" race!!!!

ex-loko.tkc.exe - Unregistered

September 10, 2012 11:07 AM

i know Sykes and Kawasaki are doing a real good focus on race, yeeeea, cheers for you, you are doing a really good job, and stay on it with interest and effort...
of course not always things are perfect, but really are some trouble with tires...if not, sure you fight to final lap every race, by my part, y still grinning with Grinner and the Green Team...

danny powell - Unregistered

September 10, 2012 12:17 PM

@herewego why say that about moto gp when you clearly no it is better.just watching last race in brno there could be many more of them between the two best men on the planet with the two best and fastest bikes aswell on the me mate moto gp is the big boy class all you have to do is look at the lap times and see the diffrence in speed.


September 10, 2012 1:50 PM

danny powell

The Big Boy class??? I think not. High speeds make not good racing... When you only have 2 teams capable of those specific lap times, and 3 manufacturers capable of those (ballpark) speeds, the racing is dull... Then, when you factor in that many (including Rossi) have mentioned that the MAIN difference in lap times comes from the tyres, claiming they equate to almost 1,5sec - 2sec a lap, that brings into perspective things like Tom's lap at Valencia at the end of last year which would have put him on the front row of the MOTOGP GRID!!!

Now, compile that with the MUUUUUUCH more exciting racing and two races a day, WSBK is the up and coming championship and the one I and many others will choose to watch on any given Sunday... (OH, and even the gap in top speeds is not that great...)

Constantinos - Unregistered

September 10, 2012 2:35 PM

Clearly there is a problem on how the bike or Sykes can deal with the rear tyre.I think its the bike and more specific the electronics.Next year there must be a solution.
BUT if the there was NO single tyre manufacture rule the Green bike and the Englisman would be by now world champs.

Good job for the team in Germany but they should have take advantage when Marco and Max had their moments.
Sykes will fight until the end!I like the way he faces the whole situation,calm and confident.

herewego - Unregistered

September 10, 2012 3:03 PM

I want to see more than a bit of a battle between 2 bikes with the rest of the field way behind, spaced out and more or less plodding along on their own when I watch MotoGP!!!! It is supposed to be the highest level of bike racing, but hell fire, I'd rather watch paint dry most of the time!!!

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