WSBK » Kawasaki happy to shake off underdog tag

Guim Roda and Tom Sykes shrug off the pressure of expectation following Kawasaki's surprising World Superbike title challenge in 2012.

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March 18, 2013 9:39 AM

@ James Warren

I think people are over reacting a little. I think PI was an example of how well the Aprillia (Naturally easy on tyres) goes there. If we tyhink back to PI last year, Biaggi fghting back from stone last. I think once we're about 3 rounds into the year we can really assess what's gonna happen.

For now, I say Good luck Tom, GO TEAM GREEN!!!

another_round - Unregistered

March 18, 2013 3:16 PM

Let's also give him some time to get over the injuries. He made have fared better at PI if he was not struggling. That said, Guintoli is going to be a handful to stop. He is fast in the rain like Tom, so regardless of the weather he is going to the man to beat.


March 19, 2013 6:48 PM
Last Edited 1056 days ago

re: "I think people are over reacting a little."

and not just people... aprilia themselves. did you see that group photo they took...? you'da thunk they'd just won the 2013 championship...!? c'mon noale, let's tone it down. LOL

Marc - Unregistered

March 21, 2013 2:40 PM

Besides the Aprilia boys, Melandri at BMW and possibly Checa with Ducati, Kawi's Sykes has to be considered a contender for the Championship. Motogp could only dream of having such diverse potential front running teams. WSB rules!

prof-x - Unregistered

April 01, 2013 4:04 AM

It would be interesting to see Kenan work the ZX-10R, Kenan is no slouch on the brakes and he can ride really hard, like Sykes, but Kawasaki seem to have the same problem as Honda and Suzuki.

If Sykes were on Bridgestone GP tires he would have no problems winning this year, but as it is, and if the tires are last year's edition, its going to be tough considering the guys on the RSVs are a lot more hungrier than Max was, imo. Max did a good job winning last year, but I think he had it in him to hold on to dear life like some of the younger riders.

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