SYKES IM­PROVES BUT REA RE­MAINS HIS NEME­SIS

Motorcycle News (UK) - - SPORT -

De­spite com­ing away from the US with a pole and two podi­ums, Tom Sykes couldn’t hide his frus­tra­tion at be­ing beaten by his team-mate yet again.

“That is some­thing that def­i­nitely has not gone un­no­ticed. Jonathan’s rid­ing style is def­i­nitely more at one with the cham­pi­onship regs and the en­gine char­ac­ter of the ZX-10RR,” ex­plained Sykes af­ter race two at La­guna.

“If the ma­chine was like it was in say 2013/14, when the en­gine mass was a lot less, etc, the bike was bit more of a beast but it re­ally suited my rac­ing style. I spent a lot less time on the edge of the tyre whereas now I am not get­ting the best from my­self. It is dis­ap­point­ing be­cause you are watch­ing some­one on the same bike as you have go­ing away from you, and you would like to do some­thing ex­tra - but you can’t.

“I want to at­tack the cor­ners in a dif­fer­ent way but ev­ery time I do, the bike does not like it. I am try­ing to adapt, and look­ing at it pos­i­tively we were able to beat Chaz at such a good cir­cuit for him but we just gave away that lit­tle bit ev­ery lap to Jonathan.”

It’s tough for Sykes to see his team-mate fin­ish­ing in front... again

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