Sykes sick and tyred at Aragon

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Sport -

A bout of in­fec­tion so strong that Tom Sykes looked like a ghost af­ter race two, hav­ing not eaten any­thing for days, had a ma­jor ef­fect on the English rider at Aragon.

He got a podium in race one as a re­sult of the Davies crash, but had to set­tle for fourth in race two as he found the phys­i­cal side of rac­ing very dif­fi­cult and his tyre grip greatly com­pro­mised by strong, gust­ing winds.

“I thought I would feel bet­ter today but I am worse in my phys­i­cal con­di­tion than yes­ter­day be­cause I have not eaten any­thing. It is that time of year. We have been trav­el­ling from Aus­tralia and Thai­land, then we have come here in the cold wind.”

The first day winds made Sykes use up his rear tyre too much to main­tain his pace and stay on line. But even af­ter what he called a ter­ri­ble week­end he com­pleted his races with a third and fourth, and is only four points off sec­ond place.

Off-colour week­end for Sykes

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