WSBK » Sykes raises pressure with strong Q1 pace

Kawasaki's Tom Sykes sends out a warning signal to World Superbike title rival Max Biaggi as he paces Q1 at Magny-Cours by almost half a second.

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Marc - Unregistered

October 05, 2012 4:15 PM

Hasn't Sykes been at the top of the charts for practices and qualifying most of the year anyway. No news and a bit early for Biaggi as I'm sure he'll be concerned on getting his bike setup the best he can instead of poll position as long as it's decent and not too far down the list it shouldn't be an issue.

Paollo Ciabatti - Unregistered

October 05, 2012 4:44 PM

Go Tom!!

Win that championship on the very last round. You Guys deserve it. It would be just beautifull to dedicate it to Lascorz.

Actually this picture is out of date, since this weekend Tom is wearing aspecial livery livery on his helmet with The "17 Power for Lascorz" design on the top of his head.

Oli - Unregistered

October 05, 2012 5:10 PM

I wouldn't get too excited yet. If the series was won by the fastest guy on Friday and Saturday then Tom would have wrapped up the title long ago!

But you never know. Sunday is a huge long shot for him, but you never know.

Whatever happens this weekend, Sykes has had a mega season and should be congratulated hugely. Not so long ago people were questioning whether he cound cut the mustard at this level. He's proven more than capable and if Kwaki begin thinking about MotoGP again in 2014.....

another round - Unregistered

October 05, 2012 5:13 PM

Great pic, the guy looks like he could be riding a GP bike. Get in Max's head, make him choke! This race could end in tears for some, I think you are going to see "win it or bin it" aggression from at least a handful of guys....

Roger - Unregistered

October 05, 2012 5:25 PM

Sykes & Melandri are racing for second place. Methinks Biaggi will win another SBK championship and deservedly so. But then, as we have seen this year, anything CAN happen. What happens if the heavens unload torrents of water from the sky in teh morning for a wet/semi-wet race ?? Crikey !!!!

ex-loko.tkc.exe - Unregistered

October 05, 2012 5:50 PM

mmm, maybe the bike witch more improve this season...
Sykes ride very well and if not where by so many bad issues he have more points and possibilities, sure of that, COME ON SYKES, with you and Kawasaki, always

by other way WHY? oh!
can come here BMW Chief and tell me?


go to Corser and be enought brave to tell him...

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