WSBK » WSBK Donington: Landmark double for peerless Sykes

Tom Sykes revels in claiming a 'fairy-tale' double victory on home soil at Donington Park as he moves onto the cusp of the World Superbike title lead.

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cassyo - Unregistered

May 26, 2013 8:33 PM

After a somehow surprisingly delayed ( no lesser disapointing ) waking-up in the season, Tom seems to be on a mission, from now on. Finally !
So keep up the good moment Tom, at least as poised as you seem to keep your beard, because another defeat by a whisker, in Alonso's style, will be a little too much for your fans.

KawaSan - Unregistered

May 26, 2013 8:44 PM

I think Sykes has always been awake but the bike has finally been refined properly for him and it it has gone from a tire eater to a formidable race machine. There was no doubt he's fast.



cassyo - Unregistered

May 26, 2013 9:04 PM

Ofcourse he was fast, yet it was the race strategy, alongside the bike, which had to be improved as well. Not to mention the needed mental strength as is always the case for every racer race in and out.

Boon - Unregistered

May 27, 2013 12:28 AM

To the poster above who thinks Sykes has been asleep, I suggest you take a look in the mirror to see who is sleeping, because it wasn't Sykes. He has been recovering from an injury which was always going to affect him early in the season.

Nick636 - Unregistered

May 27, 2013 4:46 AM

@ cassyo

I appreciate your opinion, but to say Tom has been asleep is far from accurate. He got a double 5th at Phillip Island with broken ribs and a cracked wrist. He was on for the win in Aragon in race 1, but has brake failure and had to pull out. Since then he hasn't finished off the podium.

Fantastic display by Tom, the haters must be going nuts


May 27, 2013 5:10 AM
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I have to admit: you are right !
That being the case, Tom will only have to keep away from injuries and the title will be within his grasp, provided the bike will be on a par.

hrc2627 - Unregistered

May 27, 2013 5:19 AM

Thats the way you become a true champion not doing the bare minimum week in week out, Guinters is gonna have to push hard and win some soon otherwise Toms gonna start walking away with the championship if he keeps this form up.

RAP - Unregistered

May 27, 2013 6:47 AM

Sykes and the Kawi team keep this thing dialed in... they might just walk away with the Championship. When you can win by 8 sec- that's pretty impressive. Bikes looks smooth, steady- not quite as fast as the Aprillia on the straights but more solid in the curves. After losing by appoint last year- Sykes looks like he's on a mission. Good for him


May 27, 2013 7:00 AM


Dead right.
Last year they had the fastest bike on track, this year it looks like they've taken a step back and been happy to sacrifice a little bit of straight line speed for fantastic corner handling.

What I am loving is that for the last three years there has been a handful of guys on here who have stood by Sykes saying he was the most underrated rider. It is awesome when the guy (and team) you have stood by start to really shine.


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