WSBK »

Sykes quickest on day two at Aragon

Tom Sykes takes his Kawasaki to the head of the Motorland Aragon timesheets during testing, ahead of Max Biaggi and Leon Camier.
Kawasaki's Tom Sykes moved to the top of the leaderboard as lap times came down on the second day of World Superbike testing at Motorland Aragaon.

The 2012 runner-up, riding the first development of the 2013-specification Kawasaki ZX-10R, was amongst the leading riders to be utilising the 17-inch Pirelli tyres that will be introduced from next season.

Setting a best time of 1min 57.6secs, he was marginally faster than the man who beat him to the 2012 WSBK title by 0.5 points, Max Biaggi.

Day one pace setter Leon Camier was third fastest on the FIXI Crescent Suzuki after a slightly improvement in his times, ahead of factory Aprilia rider Eugene Laverty and new Red Devils Roma Aprilia rider Michel Fabrizio, the latter sticking with the 16.5-inch tyres for the time being.

Though only sixth fastest, Carlos Checa improved his lap time on the Ducati 1199 Panigale by half a second, while Davide Giugliano was eighth fastest despite a tumble.



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Sykes, French WSBK Race 2 2012
Sykes, French WSBK Race 2 2012
Sykes, French WSBK Race 2 2012
Sykes, French WSBK 2012
Sykes, Jerez WSBK 2014
Sykes, Jerez WSBK 2014
Sykes, Jerez WSBK 2014
Sykes high speed slide, Jerez WSBK 2014
Sykes, Jerez WSBK 2014
Sykes, Jerez WSBK race1 2014
Sykes, Jerez WSBK race1 2014
Sykes, Jerez WSBK race1 2014
Sykes, Jerez WSBK race1 2014
Sykes, Jerez WSBK race1 2014
Sykes, Jerez WSBK race1 2014
Sykes, Jerez WSBK race1 2014
Sykes, Jerez WSBK Race1 2014
Sykes slide, Jerez WSBK Race 1 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.


jumbobet - Unregistered

October 18, 2012 2:33 AM

that comment of "blah" about Jarno Trulli (qualyfing specialist, he beat very often Alonso), is not completly off... I disagree with it, but i give it the benefit of the doubt because to be honest SYKES DIDN'T WIN A SINGLE RACE IN 100% DRY CONDITIONS 4 wins: Monza: mixed wet/red flagged after 8 laps Moscow race 1: mixed wet Estoril race 1: wet Magny Cours race 2: mixed wet



© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

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