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Tom Sykes - Q&A

I don't really like to say about my strengths though because it sounds as if I'm building myself up and I don't like to come across in that way.

Crash.net:
Did you feel that your ride at dominant ride at Donington was a turning point?

Tom Sykes:
No, not really it was just a chance for myself and Kawasaki to showcase where we're at. I still believe that we've been very unlucky this year in that I started off with three cracked ribs and a broken left wrist and I wasn't able to showcase our potential until a couple of rounds in. We've also had a couple of technical problems Even at Silverstone we were actually incredibly strong but had two rain affected races. We had the double at Imola too so that wasn't an exception.

Crash.net:
Did you feel that you were riding too cautiously at Silverstone?

Tom Sykes:
Silverstone was difficult. Everyone could see that I was able to ride the bike very fast in the dry and you could see that I came from fifth position to first in a couple of laps. I had a good feeling with the bike but as soon as the rain came down and the level of grip dropped slightly, I wasn't able to manage the bike correctly and couldn't maintain a fast lap time, it's really that simple. Some people pass comment but I know exactly what my limits were and I couldn't risk doing anything stupid. I can't control the weather.



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Sykes, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP test, November 2014
Sykes, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP test, November 2014
Sykes, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP test, November 2014
Sykes, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP test, November 2014
Sykes, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP test, November 2014
Sykes, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP test, November 2014

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Vilas46

September 09, 2013 9:03 PM

My favorit British rider, simple person and a Professinal rider in every sence!! I have big respect for the riders and bikes from Aprilia and BMW, i think they build a big chanllage to Kawasaki and thats why i think we will only know the winner at Jerez..lol anyway my Vote is for Tom and the Ninja 4 rounds left GO TOM



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