WSBK » Sykes fired up as WSBK returns to action

Kawasaki's Tom Sykes and Loris Baz will officially mark the end of the World Superbike winter testing ban by returning to their respective bikes at Almeria this week.

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January 16, 2013 9:59 AM

Can very well understand WHY he's so keen.

I can't WAIT for this season to get underway!!! I think it will be another cracker, REALLY tight at the front. To add to last year, we have a strong rider on the second Honda (Not that Hiroshi wasn't, but Haslam has more WSBK experience), 2 massive talents on the BMW's, Baz with more saddle time and development, GUINTERS FINALLY ON A DECENT BIKE, a fit Laverty with more saddle time... SO much to be excited about ....

GO 66!

jimmy - Unregistered

January 16, 2013 11:23 AM

Nick636: Yeah, this is truly the best championship across all motorsport, even if there are just some 19 riders this year or so... I can't wait!!!

deano - Unregistered

January 16, 2013 12:21 PM

lots of strong riders on strong bikes will make it very good to watch. Dont think the Hondas will be a threat as they are waiting for the V5 to come out next year but they will be there or thereabouts.
And the grid is still looking small at the moment.


January 16, 2013 2:36 PM

@ jimmy & deano

Yeah, the grid is smaller than the last few years, but I'd still rather have a 19 strong grid with 14 riders capable of podiums than a 24 strong grid with 4 riders capable of being up front...



January 17, 2013 10:48 AM

Anyone know where i can place a bet? UK based, got to put some cash on Tom for this year and Team Green.

Other than the Brit's i also want to see Loris do well too, big fan of this young Frenchman (and you don't get to hear many Brit's say that lol)



January 18, 2013 8:05 AM

@ shamarone

"no it's okay, you can go ahead and say it... he wasn't."

I actually don't think Hiroshi was that bad. I think he got a very raw deal at Gresini, then, as we have seen repeatedly in the past, the second Honda truly is a poisoned chalice. Atop of that, learning a new kind of machine, new tyres etc. I think it's understandable he had a shoddy year (NOT THAT I'M BLAMING OTHER FACTORS ENTIRELY, his results were still far too low, but I think, had he started with Ducati / Aprilia / Kawasaki and given a second season, he would've surprised a few people this year.

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