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Sykes out to maintain progress at Magny-Cours

Tom Sykes wants to improve upon his 12th place in the World Superbike standings with a strong effort at Magny-Cours.
Tom Sykes heads to the penultimate round of the 2011 World Superbike Championship at Magny-Cours eager to continue Kawasaki's decent run of form following a breakthrough at Imola.

Though Sykes's win at the Nurburgring in the wet is likely to headline his 2011 season as a whole, the Briton went to Imola bidding to show that he can match his rivals in optimum dry conditions aboard the steadily-improving ZX-10R.

Qualifying on the front row at Imola, leading the race and just missing out on the podium represented a step forward for Sykes and the manufacturer, and it is something he is keen to repeat in France.

“Now we have proved we can go well in the wet and we are getting there in the dry, so I am quite happy to go forward to France and pick up where we left off - which is consistently in the top four or five. That is my aim, to be in there in all practices, Superpole and the races.

“Getting Superpole right at Imola certainly helped us in the races. There is a bit of a difference between Imola and Magny Cours, and there is quite a contrast between the corners in France. The middle sector is not great for a Superbike but it is not a circuit I dislike at all. I am building on our positives and looking forward to this round.”


Tagged as: Kawasaki , Magny-Cours , Tom Sykes

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kenny636 - Unregistered

September 29, 2011 7:00 AM

i agree if he can get his tyres last a bit longer it would be interesting to see but i think he needs to be a bit more agressive in certain ways go sykes kawa forever

pcxmac

September 29, 2011 1:28 AM

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