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Sykes relishing return to home soil

The Kawasaki rider targets a strong result in front of his home fans
Tom Sykes is hoping he can produce a repeat of the performance on home soil that has defined his World Superbike career to date as he prepares to make his British debut with Kawasaki.

While he has only one WSBK podium to his name, that result – a second place finish at Donington Park aboard a wild-card BSB-specification Rizla Suzuki – ultimately led to his full-time deal with Yamaha in 2009.

Also scoring a strong fifth place finish in 2009, Sykes nonetheless heads to his latest home event as a Silverstone novice having not raced there since 2002. Even so, he hopes the local support with spur him on to a good result on the Kawasaki ZX-10R

“I have been taking it steady since Brno so I am very keen to get back into race action. It will be an interesting weekend, a new circuit for everybody. I would like to put on a good show for my home crowd and see if we can get a strong result.

“Very little of the track will be familiar to me, but I did ride the old full track on a standard 600 back in 2002. There have been a lot of changes at Silverstone and it looks good.

“With seven British riders involved this year it will be fantastic for the local fans and I hope there is a big crowd. It will be a busy round for me but I will be out to dig deep, as will the whole Kawasaki team.”

Sykes, who will take part in the British Superbike event at Brands Hatch the week after Silverstone, is classified 16th in the current standings.



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Sweeble - Unregistered

July 27, 2010 12:03 PM

Tom is the guy I want to see do well. He's been riding the Kawa brilliantly so far this season and hopefully racing at home will spur him on. 6th on the Kawa is as good as a win on the factory Yamaha. Go Tom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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