Tom Sykes is hoping to take the positives from his Donington Park performance and apply them towards scoring better results in the third round of the World Superbike Championship at Assen.

The Kawasaki rider impressed on home soil by qualifying third on the grid, but he crashed out whilst challenging for a podium in race one before struggling with mechanical issues in race two.

Nonetheless, with team-mate Joan Lascorz posting a top five result at Donington Park, Sykes is confident he can be similarly fast around the Dutch circuit.

"I am looking forward to Assen partly because Donington was a bit unfortunate for me, but there were a lot of positives to take away about the ability of the new Ninja ZX-10R. I really enjoy racing at the Assen circuit and we were not too shabby on the older model last year.

"I never got to sample the real old Assen layout, but judging by the sections that remain the full old circuit would have been interesting to ride.

"To be honest most circuits on the WSBK calendar are fun to ride, especially with this new bike that is able to work at each circuit. It is pleasing to ride. As long as the bike works at every track I am happy to ride at every track, but Assen is still one of my favourites."



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