Tom Sykes has expressed his disappointment at being unable to score more than two points at his home World Superbike event having hinted at a top ten turn in practice.
Sykes began his Silverstone weekend well as he ran in the upper half of the field during the timed sessions, but struggled in the races from 13th position on the grid.
Identifying issues with accelerating out of the corners, Sykes confesses he was disheartened by his eventual 18th and 14th place finishes, but remains buoyant about the remainder of the season.
“I'm obviously disappointed with the way the weekend has turned out for both myself and the team,” he said. “Our qualifying position wasn't so bad and I had decent starts but I really struggled with exiting the corners which was a shame really as the Kawasaki engine is really strong.
“It's frustrating to watch the guys who are up there who I know I can run with but it's just one of those things and hats off to the team as they never give up and they keep pushing hard and making the best of what we've got.
“On a positive note we improved race two by nine seconds and the changes we made are definitely in the right direction so we need to keep exploring the perimeters of the ZX-10R and remain positive and keep pushing one hundred and ten percent.”