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Sykes on the attack for Silverstone

Tom Sykes will look to replicate his Misano and Motorland Aragon form as he seeks a strong finish at Silverstone.
Tom Sykes is optimistic of scoring a strong result on home soil at Silverstone as he looks to rediscover the momentum he built with good performances at Misano and Motorland Aragon.

Sykes qualified well at Brno and ran well inside the top ten early on, but faded to as the race wore on, results that halted a decent run of form for the Kawasaki rider.

Despite this, Sykes, who tested at Cadwell Park in preparation for his upcoming British Superbike wild-card, is positive about his Silverstone chances, claiming the fast, sweeping layout will suit both himself and the ZX-10R.

“I am in highs spirits at the moment and looking forward to the Silverstone weekend. It is a massive circuit and really enjoyable. It has a fast average speed and it is very flowing in nature. I hope we can pick up the pace and have a result like we had in Misano and Aragon. I like to stop the bike, turn it and when I open the throttle I want to open it hard. I see no reason why we cannot go to Silverstone and pick up our game.

“The test we had at Cadwell last week was an eye-opener! I had just come from Brno and I think it must be four times the width of Cadwell, so it felt so fast to be running on a track so narrow. We tried a couple of things and got a bit of a direction on where I would like to improve the bike. It was good to get a couple of hours of track time to help us make the most of our practice time this weekend.

“Silverstone is only 30 minutes from my house now, so it is even closer to home. I want to put on a good show in Britain and having friends and family there is just another nice little added ingredient to race weekend. I want to have two strong results this weekend.”


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Nick636

July 28, 2011 9:43 AM

No doubt Tom's a gr8 talent. He's done with the Kwak what few others have done in over ten years. Yes, there was the odd podium in those years, but almost ALWAYS raining. Tom took a pig of a bike last year, but it on pole, and got a string of top 6 finishes. Then almost single handedly developed this bike in about 8 months. I think people underestimate how hard it is to get top results with a brand new bike. There have been disappointments and sub-par performances but that happens to everyone. Without the Donington Bin, the restart in Misano and the unfortunate race 2 Bin at Aragon things would be looking VERY different for the Grinner. (PS. I'm not doing the if and but thing) Hope he gets resigned. Good luck Tom.



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