Though it is regarded as one of the more popular and challenging circuits on the World Superbike Championship calendar, series leader Tom Sykes admits he is not such a fan of the Portimao circuit.

Heading to Portugal on the back of another dominant double victory at Misano, one that has seen him multiply his lead at the head of the standings to 39 points, Sykes is hoping he can consolidate his advantage in the Algarve, despite his relative misgivings about the circuit.

Describing it as 'a little bit over the top' in terms of undulations, Sykes nonetheless insists he looking forward to visiting Portimao once more.

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"I have enjoyed some time off after the double win at Misano and my injured hand and wrist are slowly improving.

"We go to Portugal now and for me I think the layout is a little bit extreme for a Superbike in this era. The undulations are almost a little bit over the top but after Misano it would be very nice to keep the momentum going in the championship.

"It will be a big ask but as always we will do the best we can and I am sure the team around me will manage things in the best possible way.

"I have had some flashes at Portimao in the past, so potentially I know we can be very good this weekend. With those thoughts in mind I am looking forward to going to Portimao."

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If you want extreme, pity they still don't do Spa-francorchamps!
Always thought Portimao is one of the better modern racetracks.
Shame it always seems to get virtually no crowd.