WSBK » WSBK Monza: Sykes fastest – and slowest – for record pole

Despite proving slowest through the speed traps during the critical SP3 session, Tom Sykes compensates to smash the Monza lap record for another pole.

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May 12, 2013 1:21 AM

re: "Tom Sykes will start from pole position for the third time this season after smashing the World Superbike lap record at Monza, this despite posting the slowest top speed of any rider in the all-important SP3 session."

behold the technique known as conservation of angular momentum. once used to great effect by ross for his 9 champeens and spies for a 1st year steamroll of WSBK. when they look visibly slow, is when you know they're on a flyer.

Giveway - Unregistered

May 12, 2013 2:00 AM

@ shamarone

Or it is just something to do with the Kwaka being slightly slower than the other bikes? The Ninja is a fast bike, strange that it is the slowest in a straight line, yet, it has enormous competition. Go Sykes. Love my ninja zx10r.

prof-x - Unregistered

May 12, 2013 3:29 AM

thats funny Rossi, Spies and Sykes look nothing alike on their respective title winning bikes. Spies actually looked quite fast, which he was, and he even made Sykes look second rate, kinda funny when you think about it.


May 13, 2013 10:42 AM

re: "Tom has developed, Ben has lost what ever he had"

no ben being a nice bloke shared with tom the technique when they were 1st year mates at yamaha. however, s1's law of NATCORK still applies. it's a law, whaddaya gon' do...?

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