Tom Sykes is eager to get back to racing as he readies himself for the final stages of the 2009 World Superbike Championship, starting with the Nurburgring in Germany.

Still eyeing his first podium with the Yamaha WSB team, Sykes resumes his rookie season in World Superbikes currently seventh in the overall standings after suffering his second retirement of the season at Brno.

Arriving at another new circuit for him, Sykes is hoping a series of improvements on the Yamaha R1 will see him finally climb onto the rostrum.

"I'm very much looking forward to it", he said. "We've had a long break, after two weeks I start getting a bit bored so am fired up and ready to go for it. It's my first time at the track so I've got some learning to do, it's easy to learn a track but tricky to find the last little bit.

"Hopefully we've made some improvements over the break with the bike as well so I'm looking forward to putting them to good use."

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