Tag Archive: Tom Sykes

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 »

Oct 02

Rea leads proceedings on opening day in France (updated)

Davies, Sykes, Haslam and Lowes complete an all-British top 5 at Magny-Cours.

WSBK - Jonathan Rea The opening day’s Free Practice sessions for the Fassi French Round drew to a close with new WorldSBK Champion Jonathan Rea leading the way aboard his Kawasaki Racing Team ZX-10R.

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Sep 20

Sykes wins Jerez Race 1 as Rea clinches WorldSBK crown

Davies and van der Mark complete the podium ahead of the new Champion

WSBK - Tom Sykes The opening race of the Pirelli Spanish round of this year’s eni FIM Superbike World Championship has been won by Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team), the former champion notching up his 60th WorldSBK career podium finish as team mate Jonathan Rea sealed his first World Title by finishing fourth after an early race fight with rival Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati SBK Team) who eventually finished 2nd. Sykes dominated after leading from the start easing away to take his 26th race win. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

Sykes claims Spanish Tissot-Superpole with new outright record (updated)

Rea to go for the title from second place on the grid as he is joined on front row by Canepa.

WSBK - Tom Sykes Kawasaki Racing Team Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) has claimed the Pirelli Spanish Round pole position, his 29th career Pole after a nail biting Tissot-Superpole at the 4.423km Jerez Circuit this afternoon. The Briton lapped in an outright circuit best of 1.40.292s, six thousandths of a second better than former teammate Loris Baz’s time of 12 months ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Sykes heads opening day of WorldSBK action at Jerez

Rea just 0.024s shy of the lead, Lowes third after FP2 blistering lap

One further free practice session tomorrow morning will decide which of the WorldSBK riders make it into Tissot-Superpole, as an increase in track temperature in this afternoon’s FP2  prevented many of them from improving at Jerez.  Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Sykes fastest in FP1 at Jerez

Holidays over, racing resumes with 0.099s covering the top 3.

With the summer break over normal WorldSBK service resumed with Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) topping the times at Jerez in FP1 as the Pirelli Spanish round began thanks to his 1.41.957s lap time set midway through the 45 minute session. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 02

Davies denies Rea’s title celebrations, Jacobsen takes maiden WSS win

0.091s between the two riders at the flag as Torres equals personal best in third.

WSBK - Chaz Davies and Jonathan Rea (GBR) side by side at the final turnChaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati SBK Team) has won the second WorldSBK race of the 2015 Pirelli Malaysian Round after a spectacular last-lap battle with Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team), which saw the two riders separated by 0.091s at the line.

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Aug 02

Perfect racecraft gives Rea the win in Sepang opener

The series leader edges Davies as Biaggi makes historic return to podium

WSBK - Jonathan Rea (GBR) a fraction ahead of fellow Briton Chaz Davies at the line. Championship leader Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) won the opening encounter at the Sepang International Circuit after a race of two halves, which saw Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) slip to fifth at the flag after leading for the first eleven laps.

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Aug 01

Tom Sykes claims Malaysian Tissot-Superpole

Torres and Guintoli on front row, Rea to start from seventh place on the grid

WSCK - Tom Sykes (GBR) will head the grid on a WorldSBK race day for the 28th time The tenth Tissot-Superpole of the 2015 eni FIM Superbike World Championship season was claimed in emphatic style by Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) after a tense Superpole 2 in 34 degrees heat at the 5.543km Sepang International Circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 21

Masterclass performance gives Rea the win in Race 2 (updated)

Giugliano misses out narrowly on maiden victory as Haslam takes final place on the podium

WSBK - Jonathan Rea (GBR) left nothing to chance in Race 2 at Misano The second race of the PATA Riviera di Rimini round of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship was won by championship Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) after a race long fight with Davide Giugliano (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Superbike Team). Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 21

Sykes powers away to Misano race 1 win

Rea maintains 100% podium record in 2015 as he is second ahead of Davies

WSBK - Tom Sykes (GBR) takes his third win of the season The opening race of the day at the Misano World circuit “Marco Simoncelli” was won by Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) who converted his 27th Pole Position into his 25th career win – his third of the year in front of an enthusiastic Italian crowd. In doing so he once more tied his teammate Jonathan Rea for both number of wins and podium finishes. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 20

Pole and best lap for Cluzel in Misano WSS qualifying

Series leader Sofuoglu and Jacobsen complete front row of the grid.

WSBK - Jules Cluzel The sole qualifying session for the World Supersport championship held a short time ago at the Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli” was a thriller, with the outright circuit best being bettered initially by Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) and PJ Jacobsen (CORE’’ Motorsport Thailand Honda), before eventual Pole setter Jules Cluzel (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) demolished it by almost a second.

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Jun 20

Misano Tissot-Superpole goes to Sykes

The KRT rider takes Pole Position after making his way through Superpole 1

WSBK - Misano - Tom Sykes (GBR) powering his way out of the last turn After two of the most unpredictable Tissot-Superpole sessions of the season, Tom Sykes will start tomorrow’s two 21-lap races at the Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli” from Pole Position.

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Jun 05

Giugliano the man to beat on opening day at Portimao

Kawasaki and Ducati lock out the top four of WorldSBK after Free Practice 2

Phillip Island celebrates 25th WorldSBK Aerial photo Davide Giugliano (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Superbike Team) moved to the top of the WorldSBK times after the opening day of on track action at Portimao’s Autodromo Internacional do Algarve. Read the rest of this entry »

May 24

Sykes does the Donington double, Sofuoglu wins again in WSS

Sykes does the Donington double for third time in a row

WSBK - Sykes does the Donington Lap Record tumble as the Briton dominates. Rea and Davies to complete the podium. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) made it two wins from two starts as he dominated WorldSBK race 2 at Donington Park to equal Carl Fogarty’s six race wins record in the series.

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May 24

Sykes takes maiden 2015 win in Donington opening race

Great battle for the top step with Rea as Davies completes an all-British podium.

WSBK - Tom Sykes - Jonathan Rea Tom Sykes  has won the opening 23-lap WorldSBK race at Donington Park in dry but cold and overcast conditions after a race long fight with his KRT team mate Jonathan Rea.

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