WSBK »

Sykes: We have closed the gap

Tom Sykes is confident Kawasaki have 'closed the gap' to the leaders after a successful test at Motorland Aragon, scene of this weekend's eighth World Superbike round.
Tom Sykes feels his recent test with Kawasaki at Motorland Aragon gives him a strong platform from which to get his World Superbike Championship title aspirations on track when the series returns to the circuit for round eight of the season.

The British rider was one of a handful to lap the Spanish venue in preparation for the race meeting last week and while no formal lap times were released, Sykes understands that he was unofficially fastest.

Having spent the two-day test at Aragon looking to improve race pace on the ZX-10R, Sykes feels the step forward made will give him a strong shot at victory this weekend.

“Aragon has a great track layout, one that I really enjoy riding on. We go there on the back of a test that we did there last week. It was very positive and unofficially it seems we were the fastest there. If we can carry that on into this and weekend I will be happy.

“We did a lot of laps in testing and I am confident we have closed the gap on the leader. All the testing we did at Aragon was definitely worthwhile and we confirmed two main things, each of which should make a difference to performance. It was good to focus our minds on the job in hand and make some real progress.”

Sykes is currently third in the WSBK standings, 46 points behind currently leader Max Biaggi.




Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Sykes, Race2, Misano WSBK 2012
Sykes, Race2, Misano WSBK 2012
Sykes, Race2, Misano WSBK 2012
Sykes, Race2, Misano WSBK 2012
Sykes, Race2, Misano WSBK 2012
Sykes, Misano WSBK 2012
Sykes, Misano WSBK 2012
Sykes, Misano WSBK 2012
Sykes, U.S. WSBK 2014.
Sykes, U.S. WSBK 2014.
Tom Sykes - Kawasaki Racing
Sykes, Race 1, U.S. WSBK 2014.
Sykes, Race 1, U.S. WSBK 2014.
Melandri, Sykes, Race 1, U.S. WSBK 2014.
Sykes, Race 2,  U.S. WSBK 2014.
Sykes, Race 2, Start,  U.S. WSBK 2014.
Sykes, Race 2, Start, U.S. WSBK 2014.
Sykes, Race 2, Start, U.S. WSBK 2014.

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.


andy - Unregistered

June 26, 2012 2:38 PM

Banter,this is the 2nd year of the new model zx10.A 20 year old honda would be a 900,so I think it's quite possible that the honda Rea is riding very well is not 20 years old.



© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.