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Liam Marsden  says:

Assen WSB: Sykes takes third pole in a row

Brit Tom Sykes has made it three pole positions from three, setting the fastest time in tricky conditions during superpole at Assen today. Superpole was run under wet conditions, meaning there were only two sessions instead of the usual three. Only the top eight riders went through to superpole 2. The second session was almost completely dry, allowing Sykes to set the...

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Mar 08

Posts: 126

gryczon says:

Briliant Greener year

It may be a decent year for Kawasaki and Sykes but they need to figure out the tyre degradation during the race so in second part Tom'll be able to defend his position (or to be constantly offensive:)

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Jul 08

Posts: 1539

jamieg999 says:

Nice one Tom

A great performance in changeable conditions on a Ducati/Honda track. Watching him wring the ZX-10's neck is a great spectacle. It seems Kawasaki have finally produced a superbike of ZXR750 quality for modern times too. If they can stop it chewing tyres and lasting the distance then Sykes is in for a good season. I hope so coz he seems like a top fella. And green makes a pleasant change.

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Jun 09

Posts: 834

Paul Bird who?

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Apr 12

Posts: 25

636darren says:

green revival.

the zxr750 was a great bike but my 636 runs rings around my old 750,  its' a long time overdue for a proper kawasaki winning machine. go on tom.

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Jul 10

Posts: 365

DoomedDog says:


That would be the Paul Bird who dipped into his own pocket and kept Tom in the Kawasaki team because Kawasaki weren't interested in keeping him (Tom) and only wanted Chris V and Joan Lascorz for 2011.

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Sep 07

Posts: 3

donutninja says:

It's great to see Team Green back in the thick of things. I'd have loved to see a Sykes/Haga duo this year!

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Dec 08

Posts: 1284

boybilly1967 says:


That's absolutely right. Kawasaki did not want Sykes. They have Bird to thank for retaining him.

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Feb 10

Posts: 93

Credit where it's due.......

........ He doesn't look like Barry Sheene or Ewan Macgregor....... he slips on his leathers and helmet and turns into a very capable and talent motorcycle racer...... he is giving Kawasaki a heap load of very creditable, worthwhile exposure any factory should be glad of to take to the market place....... Kawasaki, be real gentlemen and step-up.... back date those superpole bonuses and pat the man on the back........

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Sep 11

Posts: 402

jollyboy says:

And he's not just fast in qualifying. I must admit to being surprised by his performance this year, surprised but very pleased. Go Tom.

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Sep 11

Posts: 2284

YamahaGYTR says:

Kawasaki will provide the shock me thinks they have made big strides which is good to see.

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