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yooperbikemike 10-16-2013 08:04 AM

WSBK: España (Season-ending Spoilers)
 
Sykes prepared for championship decider



Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) will be joined by his regular team-mate Loris Baz for the finale of the 2013 season, with the Brit entering the Jerez weekend with a substantial 37-point championship lead. Sykes, who scored the most recent of his nine race victories in the 2013 season at Magny-Cours last time out, is now in a commanding position. Only two other riders are capable of catching him before the second race ends on Sunday afternoon in Spain - Eugene Laverty (37 points behind) and Sylvain Guintoli (38 points behind).

Irrespective of what his rivals do at Jerez, Sykes could wrap up the championship after race one if he scores third place or better. Sykes and his official KRT squad are taking nothing for granted and will start the weekend with the intention of finding the best race set-up for the official Ninja ZX-10R as possible, and aiming for race wins on Sunday.

Tom Sykes: "Jerez is a very exciting circuit and it is one which we have tested at in the winter, so we have some good track information. I hear people saying I need ‘X' amount of points or I need to finish in this-or-that position in this race, and so on, but we just need go there and work on our own thing and see what happens after two races. I am quite relaxed. This will be the last round and it all boils down to the last round - again. Last year we were 30.5 points behind at this stage and now we are 37 points in front. We are in a much better position and that is the way I am looking at it. Hopefully come Sunday afternoon, if all things go well, then we can really enjoy the weekend."

sprocketjock 10-16-2013 08:17 AM

It'd be great to see Sykes seal the deal in race 1 after losing out by .5 a point last season.

DC2wheels 10-16-2013 08:56 AM

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Originally Posted by sprocketjock (Post 22564361)
It'd be great to see Sykes seal the deal in race 1 after losing out by .5 a point last season.

Seems like a really nice, down to earth guy. He deserves this.

Motorcyclist 10-16-2013 10:04 AM

+1

viajero 10-16-2013 10:23 AM

If Sykes wins the championship I may have to go in search of a green beer to celebrate.

Should be good racing regardless, as it's the finale and many riders will be looking to impress so they can get a ride next year.

Pantah 10-16-2013 10:30 AM

I'll forever be pissed at Yamaha for cutting him. It will be great to see him crowned World Champ.

mdubya 10-16-2013 11:04 AM

In. :1drink

Thumpermeister 10-16-2013 02:02 PM

Sykes definitely had the best combination of speed and consistency this year, with only a couple setbacks.
A strong and convincing finish this year compared to last years free for all where all contenders seemed determined to throw away their chances! :lol3

Mercury264 10-16-2013 04:33 PM

Good luck Tom, you can do it this time round.

Never heard a bad word about him, seems a great guy (as most of us northerners are :D)

wrk2surf 10-17-2013 10:18 PM

Guintoli will think about this season the rest of his life..

BOOTLACE 10-18-2013 06:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Mercury264 (Post 22568143)
Good luck Tom, you can do it this time round.

Never heard a bad word about him, seems a great guy (as most of us northerners are :D)


Are you a Yorky too toss? :freaky

He's a good ol boy. (And a great team!)

Mercury264 10-18-2013 06:47 AM

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Originally Posted by BOOTLACE (Post 22580371)
Are you a Yorky too toss? :freaky

He's a good ol boy. (And a great team!)

No, little bit further south, but still 'oop north

You can tell a Yorkshireman....but you can't tell him much :D

yooperbikemike 10-19-2013 06:20 AM

Superpole live on Bein Sports at 9 am EST

mdubya 10-20-2013 05:12 AM

Great fireworks between Laverty and Melandri. Sykes World Champion!

:clap:clap:clap

mdubya 10-20-2013 06:31 AM

Great WSS season thanks to Kenan Sofuoglu and Sam Lowes. They raised the level to new heights this season. Big respect. :bow


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