WSBK Rider of the Year vote: Full Results

Tom Sykes wins's 2012 World Superbike Rider of the Year poll by a substantial margin...
He may have just missed out on the World Superbike title by a mere half point, but Tom Sykes has reeled off a resounding victory in's WSBK Rider of the Year poll, as determined by you.

A breakthrough season for both Sykes and Kawasaki, his achievements of four wins, nine pole positions and 13 podiums have been recognised with an outstanding average score of 9.59 out of 10.

It was enough to put him well ahead of the man that beat him to the 2012 trophy, Max Biaggi, the newly-retired Italian missing out on your top spot again having also finished second in your vote to Leon Haslam during his 2010 title winning year.

Behind them, Marco Melandri recorded third, albeit only marginally ahead of Chaz Davies, the Welshman getting to within 0.06 of overhauling his new team-mate at BMW. Similarly close were Sylvain Guintoli and Jonathan Rea, the Frenchman pipping the Honda rider by just 0.01 points.

Further back, Davide Giugliano just missed out on the top ten, as did Haslam in 12th and Michel Fabrizio in 13th, while ex-MotoGP riders John Hopkins (winner of the 2011 BSB Rider of the Year poll) and Hiroshi Aoyama finished bottom of the pile for 2012.

2012 WSBK Rider of the Year: Full Results

1. Tom Sykes GBR Kawasaki Racing 9.59
2. Max Biaggi ITA Aprilia Racing 8.14
3. Marco Melandri ITA BMW Motorrad 7.76
4. Chaz Davies GBR ParkinGO MTC Aprilia 7.70

Related Pictures

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La Marra, Race Start, French SSTK 1000 Race 2012
Sykes, Race Start, French WSBK Race 1 2012
La Marra, Race Start, German SSTK 1000 Race 2012
Sofuoglu, Race Start, German WSS Race 2012
Checa, Race Re Start, USA WSBK Race 2 2012
Davies,Thai WSBK 2017
Davies, WSBK race2,Thai WSBK 2017
Melandri, WSBK race2,Thai WSBK 2017
Sykes, Jonathan Rea and Melandri, WSBK race2,Thai WSBK 2017
Sykes and Melandri over the line, WSBK race2,Thai WSBK 2017
Melandri and Sykes, WSBK race2,Thai WSBK 2017
Torres and Davies, WSBK race2,Thai WSBK 2017
Torres and Davies, WSBK race2,Thai WSBK 2017
Melandri and Sykes, WSBK race2,Thai WSBK 2017
Melandri, WSBK race2,Thai WSBK 2017
Torres and Davies, WSBK race2,Thai WSBK 2017
Torres, Davies and Hayden, WSBK race2,Thai WSBK 2017
Torres and Davies, WSBK race2,Thai WSBK 2017

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December 31, 2012 12:11 PM

Apart from the (admittedly crucial) championship standings aspect, this ROTY result is difficult to argue against. Well done Tom Sykes on a superb season... and good luck for one better next year...

Scorpio46 - Unregistered

January 02, 2013 10:27 AM

Whatever this pole & the TS knockers says the championship is about accumulating points and whatever you say about Tom he was beaten to the championship by 1/2 point and he didn't achieve that by riding badly.I don't hear anyone knocking the other Brit riders who failed to overtake TS in the championship. I love all racing on two wheels and everyone who lines up on the grid deserves support. Bring on the new season.

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