World Superbike

Sykes Takes Positives Despite Another Winless Weekend

1 Mins read
Tom Sykes - Photo Credit: Kawasaki

Tom Sykes - Photo Credit: Kawasaki

 

Tom Sykes remains in high spirits despite another failure to convert pole position into a victory at Assen. The Kawasaki rider has started all six races in 2012 from the front of the grid but has yet to stand on top of the podium and this weekend saw him come agonisingly close.

The Yorkshireman was leading the first race of the day when smoke billowed from the rear of the ZX-10R, causing him to retire after being shown the black and orange flag. Sykes did salve some points from the meeting with sixth in race two, closing to within 13 points of the championship lead, and believes the upcoming circuits will give him a chance to steal a march in the title race.

“A tricky day but things could have been worse. It is just the way racing goes because we have had good pace all weekend with the ZX-10R and that pole time was very good from yesterday and I was confident o build on that. In race one, we were able to do something from pole but unfortunately we had a small issue with the clip for the radiator hose. In race two with many things to consider, we chose a different tyre in the rear, the hard one, and it looked like it cost us a lot of time and caused me a lot of issues. At the end of the day we brought the bike and there are many positives to take away. We have some very good circuits coming up for our bike.”

Related posts
World Superbike

Jonathan Rea tops day one in Jerez

2 Mins read
Jonathan Rea tops day one in Jerez.
World Superbike

Rea leads Redding in the first World Superbike test

1 Mins read
Winter testing for the 2020 season of World Superbikes kicked off in Aragon, with Jonathan Rea ending the opening day fastest.
World Superbike

Loris Baz continues with Ten Kate for 2020

1 Mins read
Loris Baz has re-signed with the Ten Kate Racing team for 2020.

Leave a Reply