WSBK » Sykes scorches to ninth pole, Biaggi 10th

Tom Sykes ups the pressure on Max Biaggi by claiming his ninth pole position of the year at Magny-Cours, while the champion-elect can only manage tenth.

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October 06, 2012 3:22 PM

amazing, let's hope next year's 17 inch slicks work with the bike and respond to the riding style. ooh i just realized... better yet... let's hope ezpelata doesn't screw the pooch altogether. definitely the bigger threat now. :rolleyes:

jimmy - Unregistered

October 06, 2012 3:25 PM

Sykes' strategy for tomorrow: Push as hard as possible.
Biaggi's strategy: Be careful and bring home some points.
Melandri's strategy: There isn't any.

Tamil Tiger - Unregistered

October 06, 2012 3:40 PM

Pretty impressive SP time for Sykes. As usual, not very confident about him staying at the front if it is dry tomorrow.

More impressed though by Corti on that Pedal-cini Kawi.
Even ahead of Baz. Crazy!

What a very entertaining season and a fitting end, to boot.

MarcoMelandriMelatonin - Unregistered

October 06, 2012 4:23 PM

Baz is always losing 1 second per lap from his team mate (in practice and race) after almost a year, he's doing a bad job, not a great job...

i understand he's very young (and cute and french), but you can't say he's doing a great job because of age... - Unregistered

October 06, 2012 4:41 PM

Well, Biaggi will be tiptoeing so he won't risk anything which means he will not be fighting for victory or even the podium. So the question remains: will Sykes (or the Kawa) be able to keep the opposition at bay after midrace? Judging from the past, probably not, mainly due to the Kawa's tyre treament...

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