WSBK » Sykes: We have improved the Kawasaki again

Tom Sykes says the two day test at Portimao has allowed Kawasaki to improve the ZX-10R once more ahead of the final four events of 2014.

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July 25, 2014 5:05 PM

ProfessorX: Tom deserves to be winning races, not stuck at the **** end of the field because of his passport.

Of course there are no British riders on factory bikes, he will be stuck at the **** end which ever bike he is on, particular if he took as long to get up to speed as he did in WSB. (aided by faster riders leaving for GP)


July 28, 2014 5:35 PM

@ RSMick

How long did it take him. WHO before him got any kind of result on the previous gen. ZX10? (IN THE DRY). NO ONE.

And don't even mention 2009. That team was 100% focussed and built around 1 man...


July 28, 2014 5:38 PM

Tom just looks so composed lately.

He has proven just about every bit of criticism wrong..

Again, IF he eventually tries to step up to MotoGP, I hope it has something to do with a shock Kawasaki return announcement. That would be a full-on cherry on top.

Baz looks fantastic this year too.



July 28, 2014 7:47 PM
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Nick, 2010 he didn't really have a team mate and 11 he got beat by a rookie.
A well known Aussie GP world champ said the 2009 ZX10 was the best bike out there if they sorted the electronics out, whilst he said the Yam was crap, and it showed Spies talent. Never rated him as a great, even in his BSB days, and he really needs a personality upgrade.


August 02, 2014 4:32 PM

Kawasaki should give Avintia more support next year in MotoGp then make a fully fledged Kawasaki MotoGP team for 2016 and takes Sykes up with them, he'll be a 2x WSBK champ by the end of this year and even with the EVO WSBK regulations coming next year I don't see anyone beating Sykes in that field so he'd be the perfect candidate and pedigree for a MotoGP Kawasaki team

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