Tag Archive: Tom Sykes

Nov 02

Guintoli does the double and takes the title

The Frenchman took the lead on lap 5

WSBK - Guintoli title win Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team) is the 2014 eni FIM Superbike World Champion after a nail biting season final race held under floodlights at the Losail International Circuit.

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Nov 02

Guintoli wins race 1 to pile the pressure on Sykes

Thanks to his fourth win of the year, Guintoli is now only 3 points short of series leader and reigning champion Tom Syke

WSBK Losail Race 1 podium The penultimate race of the 2014 eni FIM Superbike World Championship, the first ever to be held under floodlights has been won by Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team) who pulled away in the final four laps to cross the line a lonely winner ahead of compatriot Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team), in what was one of the most enthralling races of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Giugliano breaks Losail best lap to claim Tissot-Superpole

This is the second time this year for Giugliano as pole sitter, the third one so far in his WSBK career.

WSBK - Davide Giugliano Day 2 The first ever floodlit Tissot-Superpole has been won by Ducati Superbike Team’s Davide Giugliano, who will line up for tomorrow’s two 17 lap encounters alongside Loris Baz and Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team), who will join him on the front row.

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Oct 30

Incident packed Doha boat trip for the WSBK stars

This weekend’s event at the Losail International Circuit will see history being made

WSBK - DOHA - All riders skyline The final round of the 2014 eni FIM World Superbike Championship began earlier today with Thursday’s traditional Media event.

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Oct 05

Rejuvenated title hopes for Guintoli after home round success

Sylvain Guintoli narrowed the gap to leader Tom Sykes

WSBK - Sylvain Guintoli Day 3 The penultimate round of the 2014 eni FIM Superbike World witnessed a change of momentum for the title race, which will be decided on November 2nd at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar.

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Oct 04

Sykes grabs crucial pole position, front row for Jonathan Rea

The Briton added one more Pole Position, his 5th this year

WSBK - Tom Sykes Day 2 The penultimate Tissot-Superpole of the season has gone to Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team), courtesy of a circuit best lap of 1.36.366 after a fast and furious session saw the top spot change repeatedly in the final minutes.

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Oct 04

Twenty-fourth career Tissot-Superpole for Tom Sykes

Alongside Sykes on the front row tomorrow will be Davide Giugliano and Jonathan Rea

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo black The penultimate Tissot-Superpole of the season has gone to Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team), courtesy of a circuit best lap of 1.36.366 after a fast and furious session saw the top spot change repeatedly in the final minutes.

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Sep 29

High stakes for the penultimate round at Magny-Cours

The penultimate round of the 2014 eni FIM Superbike World Championship will take place this weekend at Magny-Cours.

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo black The stakes are high for this year’s title as series leader Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) heads to France with a 31 point advantage with Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team).

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Sep 07

Melandri dominates race day as Guintoli narrows the gap to Sykes

Sunday Extra Content

WSBK - Melandri Day 3 The Spanish Round of the 2014 eni FIM Superbike World Championship proved to be as important as expected for this year’s title race.

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Sep 06

Baz spoils the party and takes pole, Faccani new STK600 champion

The young Frenchman will move off ahead of everyone else in the two Sunday races

WSBK - vd Mark Day 2 An intense Tissot-Superpole second session has been won by Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) who claimed Pole Position today at Jerez.

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Sep 06

Baz takes Tissot-Superpole and sets new best lap at Jerez

Davide Giugliano (Ducati Superbike Team) and Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) will join Baz on the front row

WSBK - Baz action An intense Tissot-Superpole second session has been won by Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) who claimed Pole Position today at Jerez. the young Frenchman will move off ahead of everyone else in the two Sunday races for the second time this year. Baz also recorded the new best lap of the track for the Superbike class in 1’40.298, beating the previous record by 0.322s. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

Sykes ends official test at Portimao on top

The reigning champion and his teammate Loris Baz mainly focused on fine-tuning

WSBk - Tom Sykes Portimao The two day official DWO test drew to a close today at Portimao’s Autodromo International do Algarve with Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) the quickest rider thanks to his 1’42.719s lap time set this morning.

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Jul 13

Sykes wins a hectic Race 2 at Laguna Seca

“The aim was to win the race” – Tom Sykes

WSBK - Laguna Seca - Tom Sykes Day 3 The second WSBK race at Laguna Seca was as hot on track as the air temperature as after two red flags and restarts, Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) came out victorious in the 7 lap sprint race that put an end to the ninth round of the 2014 eni FIM Superbike World Championship, which saw a total 49,408 attendants during the three days.

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Jul 13

Melandri heads Aprilia one-two in first race

The Italian rider adds another victory to his tally of 16 WSBK race wins

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo black After 25 thrilling laps, Marco Melandri (Aprilia Racing Team) has won the opening race of the day at Laguna Seca.

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Jul 12

Sykes raises the bar with pole position and new best lap

“It was a really exciting Superpole” – Tom Sykes

WSBK - Tissot-Superpole top-3 The Tissot-Superpole ahead of tomorrow’s two WSBK races has been won by Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) after a blistering lap in hot and sunny weather at the Laguna Seca circuit in California.

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Jul 06

Sykes and Rea triumph under different conditions

Sunday Extra Content

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo black Changeable weather played a big role in the 8th WSBK round’s race day at Portimao’s Autodromo Internacional do Algarve. This year’s Portuguese races were held in opposite track conditions and saw different podium finishers in the two encounters. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 06

Sykes pulls away and wins race 1 to extend points lead

Portuguese race

WSBK - Sykes Race 1 An enthralling 20 lap race 1 saw Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) emerge victorious at a cloudy and overcast Portimao to claim his 7th win of the season and the 21st of his WSBK career.

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Jul 05

Sykes strings it all together to claim 22nd career Superpole

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WSBK - Tom Sykes Day 2 Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) will start the 8th round’s two World Superbike races from the front of the grid after winning this afternoon’s Tissot-Superpole at a very hot and sunny Portimao circuit, his third in a row at the Portuguese track. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 22

Sykes wins opening WSBK race in Misano from team mate Baz

This is the 19th individual WSBK race win

WSBK - Misano podium After 21 fast and furious laps, Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) has won the opening race of the day at the Misano World Circuit – Marco Simoncelli after starting from Pole Position courtesy of his record breaking lap yesterday.

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Jun 21

Third consecutive Pole Position for Sykes at Misano

Reigning champ Sykes secures Misano Tissot-Superpole

WSBK - Tissot-Superpole, Tom Sykes After another tense but exciting Tissot-Superpole, Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) will start tomorrow’s two 21 lap races at the Misano World Circuit after getting the better of Davide Giugliano (Ducati Superbike Team) and Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team), who will join him on the front row.

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Jun 20

Giugliano rises to the top in opening day

 The Ducati pairing of Davide Giugliano and Chaz Davies elevated themselves

WSBK - Davide Giugliano, Ducati Superbike Team After topping FP1 earlier today, Italian Marco Melandri (Aprilia Racing Team) was displaced at the top of the combined standings by compatriot Davide Giugliano (Ducati Superbike Team) and reigning champion Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team). Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 07

Guintoli and Cluzel on pole at Sepang

At the end of a hot and humid 15 minutes on track Guintoli secured his second Superpole of the year

WSBK - Guintoli Day 2 With high track and air temperatures the first ever Tissot-Superpole at the Sepang International Circuit has been won by Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team), who will start from pole position for the fourth time in his WSBK career. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 03

World Superbike ready for Sepang debut

New Championship leader Tom Sykes  has never raced at Sepang

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo black The eni FIM Superbike World Championship heads to previously unexplored territories as the series will race for the first time at the Sepang International Circuit this weekend.

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May 25

Sykes heads another Kawasaki 1-2 in race two at Donington

“Maybe race one was the best race of my career” – Tom Sykes

WSBK - van der Mark Day 3 The second race of the day for the eni FIM Superbike World Championship was once again a close encounter, with reigning World Superbike Champion Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) coming out victorious to take an impressive double in front of his home crowd, just like one year ago. Read the rest of this entry »

May 25

Sykes wins opening race at Donington Park

Fighting back from a disastrous start Sykes gradually clawed back the deficit to claim his 17th career victory

WSBK - Donington Park - Race 1 podium Reigning champion Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) has won the opening race after a titanic battle with his team mate Loris Baz at Donington Park. Read the rest of this entry »

May 23

Sykes lays down the gauntlet on opening day

The reigning Champion was within half a second of his own outright circuit record

WSBK - Tom Sykes Day 1 After being in the top three all day, Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) posted a series of 1.27 laps to round out the opening day on top at an overcast Donington Park.

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May 06

Sykes leads the WSBK standings as the series heads to Imola

The historical venue entered the World Superbike calendar in 2001

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo white The eni FIM Superbike World Championship is about to return to the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari of Imola for what will be the fourth event of the 2014 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 27

Guintoli and Rea share Dutch wins

Sunday Extra Content

WSBK - Assen The third round of the 2014 eni FIM Superbike World Championship, which saw an overall attendance of 52,252 spectators, reached its climax today with the two races held in completely different weather conditions at the Assen TT circuit.

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Apr 27

WSBK: Jonathan Rea takes race 2 win in tricky conditions

Alex Lowes and Davide Giugliano completed the podium in tricky conditions

WSBK - Race 2 podium After a lengthy delay because of heavy rain and with conditions visibly better, compared to the situation that forced the Race Direction to red flag the initial race, the riders started a new Race 2 over a race distance of 10 laps.

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Apr 27

WSBK: Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team) has taken victory in the first race of the day at a drying Assen circuit in the Netherlands

Masterful display by Guintoli as he wins opening race

WSBK - Assen - Sylvain Guintoli - Aprilia Racing Team The 2013 WSBK runner up has climbed on the top step of the podium for the fifth time in his career, the second one this year after the win he scored at Phillip Island in Race 2. Read the rest of this entry »

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