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Tag: Tom Sykes

A Study in Contrasts: #ThaiWorldSBK

Phillip Island and the Buriram were a study in contrasts. The first two races of the 2017 WSBK season at the seagull-dotted Australian circuit involved a mad and breathless dash to the finish line with no clear winner till the very end. This weekend’s races, on the other hand, were a meditation in technique and… Read More ›

Upside Down, Inside Out: WSBK Australia Race 2

I may as well just about get used to it. You know, the frustration, while live tweeting a race, when one types out a tweet, hits send, looks up and realizes that the positions have changed… again. Please. I am not complaining, just glad that there is still something faster than Twitter. The first race… Read More ›

WSBK Australia: There’s No Harm In Yo-Yo-ing About

I barely had time to rub sleep from my eyes and connect to WorldSBK.com (because of course, I live in a country where there is no live telecast of the race), before the adrenalin gushed through my veins.  I have always loved SBK for its madness, the way the riders race, dipping into their very being… Read More ›

WSBK Face Off: Kawasaki vs Ducati At Portimao Practice Sessions

Sunshiny Algarve threw up some interesting contenders during Friday’s World Superbike Championship practice session. I am guessing it was just SBK’s way of telling us not to take anything for granted! So what if we are almost at the halfway point of the season (Wait. What? How did we get here so fast? And why… Read More ›

WSBK: Double at Donington…Again

Sykes does the Donington double for third time in a row Lap Record tumble as the Briton dominates. Rea and Davies to complete the podium. WSBK Press Release: 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… Read More ›

Qualifying Chaos: From Assen to Argentina

Come on, you have to admit it. There can be nothing like race weekend. And heart-stopping, foot-stomping, scream-at-television-worthy racing is best had in twos. Combine The Cathedral (also known as the TT Circuit Assen) with the new kid on the block, Argentina’s Circuito Termas de Rio Hondo, and you know it is a weekend that… Read More ›

The Rise of the Green Machines: SBK at Aragon

The first race of the season always throws me for a bit of a loop. It is followed by over a month’s gap before the second WSBK race. So I never really know whether I should treat it as a forewarning of things to come. Or should I treat it as a teaser? Or maybe… Read More ›

Get, Set, Vroom – SBK at Phillip Island

FINALLY! Nothing could have ruined Saturday for me. Nothing! Not the fact that I couldn’t get the WSBK and WSS Superpole sessions live on television. Not the fact that I couldn’t get it either on my WSBK VideoPass (yes, it seems like I am only eligible for OnDemand. Oh ye Gods!) Not even the fact… Read More ›

Tom Sykes: The Champion of the World

It was a victory long time in coming for the Kawasaki Racing Team – 20 years to be exact! But it was well worth the wait. It was on Sunday that Tom Sykes  was crowned the 2013 Superbike World Champion at Jerez. And then it came, that day. Finally. After all that waiting. After all that… Read More ›

[NEWS] Guintoli-Aprilia Monza Appeal Rejected

The FIM International Disciplinary Court (CDI) on Friday, rejected the appeal Sylvain Guintoli and the Aprilia Racing Team filed, following the drop of sanction against Tom Sykes after Race 2 at the Monza round on May 12. An FIM press release stated: Following the decision taken by the FIM Stewards at Race 2 of the… Read More ›