WSBK » Sykes content with extended championship lead

Despite missing out on a potentially lucrative double victory at Laguna Seca, Tom Sykes says he can be pleased with his extended 23 point advantage with two rounds remaining.

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September 30, 2013 11:21 AM

Tom, you'd better solve that loosened grip by the race end, which reminds me a common 2012 scenario, quickly, because EL&co will take no prisoners in the next races. Don't expect karma to make justice for your half-a-point lost championship, as justice is not goddess's first target. Pedrosa would have won more than once.
I know you are a fighter but just saying.


September 30, 2013 1:27 PM

Tom did well overall was a positive result for the Champ i guess that is the biggest margin for 2 place that we have all year.. The realaty is that the Championchip is super competitive and is not esay.. Anyway i bealive Tom and Kawasaki will not give up, aim with big hopes for Magny cour last year was great racing... lets just hope that everythingh go well without crashs, this races have been so intence that my heart is going mad...


September 30, 2013 5:06 PM

When will Kawasaki get some support for Tom? before the next event if possible, he is fighting a one man battle against the quick Aprillia duo, if they dont find someone to spoil the Apillia party we could end up with a result like 2012. There must be someone that could help him, Haga? he is not under contract as far as know, he could mx it with them.


October 01, 2013 7:50 AM

Let's be fair.

Tom is doing a stellar job!
He extended his lead, took a win, and with the exception of a few DNF's, (of which only one was a crash), he hasn't gotten a terrible result this year.

I think it's a bit unfair to say he needs to do more when he gets a win and a 4th. He WILL take this title.



October 01, 2013 10:16 PM
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if its warm and dry Tom might have to fight pretty hard for the title, if its cool then the tires wont be such a problem for him, its clear Tom has issues with his bike at the end of the race, either hes down on fuel or tires, if Aprilia do their due diligence they can take the championship because Tom might only manage 3rd or worse in the next 4 rounds.

whats nice about WSBK, is the guy in the lead can be beat by at least 1 more rider out there, and the performance advantage is not definite, Tom can and might take 4th or worse finishes in the remaining races, its not over, and Aprilia have the means to get the championship if they are in for the fight.

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