Tag Archive: Tom Sykes

Jul 10

WSBK: Laguna Seca stages a showdown to remember

Rea out, dueling Ducatis and last corner drama

WSBK - Sykes took victory at Laguna Seca in Race 2 Tom Sykes has taken victory in Race 2 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, heading the Ducati duo of Davide Giugliano and Chaz Davies over the line in a race that would have been impossible to script. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 09

WSBK: Rea reigns at Laguna Seca as Hayden hits the podium at home

Rea eventually crossed the line over a second clear to take his first victory at the US track

WSBK - Rea reigns at Laguna Seca as Hayden hits the podium at home Jonathan Rea has taken his first ever victory at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, beating teammate Tom Sykes into P2 with Nicky Hayden coming through under pressure to take the final spot on the rostrum. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

WSBK: Misano day 2, the return of the King

Toil and trouble in the first few laps on the Riviera di Rimini as chaos reigns before the calm, before the storm…

WSBK- Misano day 2, the return of the King Kawasaki Racing Team’s Jonathan Rea has taken his first victory since Assen in a classic game of cat and mouse at Misano World Circuit, holding off intense pressure from teammate Tom Sykes throughout the Race to cross the line for another win in 2016 – ending his longest drought before moving to Kawasaki. Read the rest of this entry »

May 27

WSBK: Donington day 1, Sykes fastest on (updated)

Yorkshireman tops the timesheets ahead of Tissot-Superpole

WSBK - Donington day 1, Sykes fastest on Friday A Kawasaki 1-2 ended Day 1 at Donington as the Derbyshire skies remained sunny for the first track time of the Acerbis UK Round. 2013 WorldSBK Champion Tom Sykes put in the fastest lap of the day to lead from his teammate as the Ninjas headed the laptimes, ahead of Davide Giugliano on the first Aruba.it Racing – Ducati in P3. Read the rest of this entry »

May 14

Tom Sykes strikes in Race 1

Pole sitter sets new lap record in commanding victory

WSBK - Tom Sykes (Kawasaki) took victory from pole in Sepang Race 1 Kawasaki Racing Team rider Tom Sykes took an incredible win from P1 on the grid in Sepang, after smashing the Best Lap in Tissot-Superpole 2 and then the Lap Record on Lap 2. Teammate and reigning Champion Jonathan Rea came home second for a KRT 1-2, ahead of Aruba.it Racing – Ducati rider Chaz Davies. Read the rest of this entry »

May 14

Sykes takes record in stunning Tissot-Superpole

KRT pairing split by Lowes on the front row

Tom Sykes smashed the Best Lap at Sepang International Circuit in Tissot-Superpole on Saturday, beating Yamaha’s Alex Lowes and Kawasaki teammate Jonathan Rea to the top spot. The Yorkshireman beat the record after having graduated from Tissot-Superpole 1. Read the rest of this entry »

May 13

WSBK: Sepang Day 1 – Savadori fastest on Friday (updated)

Rookie tops the timesheets as Sykes heads to Tissot-Superpole 1

Aprilia rider Lorenzo Savadori took the top spot on Day 1 in Malaysia IodaRacing rider Lorenzo Savadori went quickest on Friday at Sepang International Circuit, beating Honda’s Nicky Hayden to the top spot by just over two tenths of a second in the final minutes of the second practice session. Kawasaki rider Tom Sykes finds himself outside the top ten on Day 1 and heading through Tissot-Superpole 1 after heading the field in the morning. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

Full house for Ducati’s Davies in spectacular Race 1

Ducati’s Davies takes victory from pole and smashes lap record

WSBK - Ducati’s Davies takes victory from pole and smashes lap record A stunning performance from Aruba.it rider Chaz Davies saw him take a comfortable victory in Race 1 at Imola, as Kawasaki pairing Rea and Sykes were left to fight it out for the other podium positions. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 29

WSBK: Chaz Davies on top on day 1 at Imola (updated)

Ducati rider flies the home flag for Italian manufacturer at home

Chaz Davies remained on top of the timesheets at the end of FP2 on Friday, with a 1’47.014 seeing him head Kawasaki Racing Team riders Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea.

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Apr 17

Rea completes the pair as van der Mark gets the crowd back on their feet at Assen

WorldSBK Race 2: Roll the Dice

WSBk - Rea completes the pair as van der Mark gets the crowd back on their feet at Assen KRT rider Jonathan Rea took another incredible win in the Netherlands in Race 2 as a half-wet half-dry race saw tyre decisions play the key role. Joined on the podium by teammate Tom Sykes and local hero Michael van der Mark, Race 2 was characterized by nervous glances at the sky as the riders dealt their cards. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 02

WorldSBK: Kawasaki dominion ends at MotorLand Aragon

Davies takes Race 1 to get title challenge back on track

WSBK - Kawasaki dominion ends at MotorLand Aragon With clear blue skies and warmer temperatures, the stage was set for another classic WorldSBK showdown as the grid headed out on the Sighting Lap for Race 1. Sykes got the best getaway from pole as teammate Rea also shot away from fifth on the grid, with the reigning Champion up into P3 behind Guintoli on the chase as Sykes led them away. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 13

Sykes strikes back

Incredible three-way battle sees the number 66 come out on top

WSBK- Rea (Kawasaki) in P2, Sykes (Kawasaki) on the top step and Davies (Ducati) in P3 Kawasaki Racing Team’s Tom Sykes has taken an incredible victory in a three-way fight for the win at Chang International Circuit in Thailand. The Yorkshireman was locked in a battle with teammate and reigning Champion Jonathan Rea and Aruba.it Racing – Ducati’s Chaz Davies for most of the race, with some of the most electrifying racing of the last few seasons. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

Race 1: Clash of the Teammates

Rea just beats teammate Sykes over the line in tense Thai battle

WSBK - Race 1 Clash of the Teammates Reigning Champion Jonathan Rea has defeated 2013 Champion Tom Sykes in an inter-team showdown at Chang International Circuit in Thailand. The defending Champion recovered from some big on track moments earlier in the race to hunt down his teammate and eventually pass him with a few laps to go.

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Feb 23

WorldSBK: Rea rules on day 2 but Sykes tops test

Honours split between Kawasaki pair on first and final days of Phillip Island testing

WorldSBK - Rea Rules On Day 2 But Sykes Tops Test Kawasaki rider Jonathan Rea set the fastest lap of the second and final day of testing in Phillip Island, after teammate and number one rival Tom Sykes had done the same on Day 1.

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Feb 22

WorldSBK: Sykes reigns down under on test day 1

2013 World Champion leads timesheets on first day, ahead of teammate Rea

WorldSBK - Sykes reigns down under on test day 1 Kawasaki Racing Team ended the first day of testing in Phillip Island 1-2 on the timesheets with 2013 WorldSBK Champion Tom Sykes beating reigning Champion Jonathan Rea to the top spot by 0.196 seconds.

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Feb 12

New Ninja nnleashed: 2016 Kawasaki Revealed

Defending Champion Jonathan Rea and 2013 Champion Tom Sykes unveil this season’s title challenger

Kawasaki Racing Team launched the new ZX-10R in Barcelona on Thursday in a team presentation both celebrating past success and confirming their continued quest for glory.

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Jan 27

Sykes Fastest on Day 1

Kawasaki top the timings after first day on track in Jerez

2013 World Champion Tom Sykes was fastest on Day 1 of the Jerez test, with Chaz Davies piloting his Ducati 1199 Panigale R second fastest by the end of the day, just over a tenth and a half behind. Reigning champion Jonathan Rea ended the day third, just ahead of new Kentucky kid on the block, Honda’s Nicky Hayden. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 18

Haslam ends the 2015 WorldSBK season with a win, Smith scores maiden WSS victory

Second place Davies claims runner-up spot as Rea suffers first DNF of the season

WSBK - Leon Haslam (GBR) battled hard to score a crucial season-ending win The final FIM Superbike World Championship race of 2015 was won on the final lap after another race-long fight as Leon Haslam (Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils), who took his second win of the year – the fifth of his WorldSBK career – beat Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati SBK Team).

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Oct 18

WSBK: Maiden win for Torres in Race 1 after spectacular battle with Rea

The Spaniard ends Great Britain’s winning streak as Sykes claims final podium place

WSBK Maiden win for Torres in Race 1 after spectacular battle with Rea The penultimate race of the 2015 WorldSBK season has been won under floodlights at the Losail International Circuit by Jordi Torres (Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils), with Jonathan Rea and his KRT team-mate Tom Sykes joining him on the podium.

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Oct 04

Rea ends Fassi French Round with the double (WSS Race below)

Davies and Sykes complete Magny-Cours Race 2 podium

WSBK - Jonathan Rea proved his speed once more by taking a dry Race 2 win and the double The second race at Magny-Cours was won by Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team), the World Champion doing the double for the fifth time this year after a three-rider battle raged from the start. His podium tally of 22 puts him equal with Troy Bayliss who achieved the feat in 2002, and is the second highest number of podiums in a season in the all-time list. Read the rest of this entry »

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