Heavy highside leaves Sykes with wrist pain

It is uncertain whether Sykes will ride tomorrow

Kawasaki’s Tom Sykes only managed to put in a few laps in testing today after falling heavily from his ZX10R and being taken to the medical centre with a suspected broken wrist. GPOne.com report that whilst the medical centre did not think he had broken the wrist, Sykes later reported pain and was sent to Melbourne hospital for a check-up where doctors found a wrist fracture – however they are unsure as to whether it is a new or old injury.

Sykes’ will most probably sit out the remainder of the private test, which continues tomorrow and next take to the track on Monday in the official test. The first round of the World Superbike Championship begins next Friday at the Island.

Sykes wasn’t the only rider caught out by the lack of rubber on the Island’s new surface, team mate Loris Baz also had a tumble, destroying his ZX10R. Baz was unhurt in the incident. Suzuki’s Leon Camier and Jules Cluzel also fell at the Island, Cluzel fell twice needing stitches in his elbow after the second crash.


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