WSBK »

Sykes satisfied with progress at Aragon

'We have been able to do reasonable lap times and we can do them consistently with good feedback and I hope we can build on this at the next test' - Tom Sykes
Tom Sykes declared himself 'happy' following a limited Word Superbike test hampered by poor weather at Motorland Aragon in Spain.

The Factory Kawasaki rider and his team-mate, Loris Baz, made the most of dry conditions on Thursday after Wednesday's session was hit by rain.

Sykes was satisfied with his times and feels the two-day test was beneficial despite Wednesday's washout.

“I am very happy with the test even if we had reduced track time. We still managed to evaluate a number of things,” he said.

“We have learned quite a bit and we have definitely improved the feel of the bike in some areas.

“We have been able to do reasonable lap times and we can do them consistently with good feedback and I hope we can build on this at the next test.

“Even in mixed conditions at Aragon we know exactly where we stand and can still work well and make progress,” added Sykes.

“Also the track surface itself is usually quite consistent at Motorland so it is a good place for testing.”

Baz managed in excess of 60 laps on Thursday and hailed his progress as a 'good step' ahead of the final test before the winter break at Jerez on November 26-27.

“The test was good on the final day but we could not ride yesterday because of the weather,” said Baz.

“This morning was not so good either but we had some nice sunshine finally in the afternoon and we did something like 60 or 65 laps.

“We improved the feeling with the bike a lot, and I was more comfortable on it again. I think this was a really good step.”


Tagged as: Kawasaki , Tom Sykes , Aragon , Loris Baz

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Tom Sykes and Kawasaki test at Aragon [pic credit: Kawasaki Press]
Sykes, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP test, November 2014
Sykes, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP test, November 2014
Sykes, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP test, November 2014
Sykes, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP test, November 2014
Sykes, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP test, November 2014
Sykes, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP test, November 2014
Sykes, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP test, November 2014
Sykes, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP test, November 2014
Sykes, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP test, November 2014
Sykes, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP test, November 2014
Sykes, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP test, November 2014
Sykes, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP test, November 2014
Sykes, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP test, November 2014
Sykes, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP test, November 2014
Sykes, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP test, November 2014
Sykes, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP test, November 2014
Sykes, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP test, November 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.


Vilas

November 16, 2012 8:20 PM

I like to read this, keep the good way Guys=).. Ninja for the top for 2013 also with Baz making good performance, if Kawasaki can win both title rider and manufacter in 2013 i will smille a lot thats 4sure..ehehe



© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

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