Donington WSBK Preview: Sykes plans to continue ‘good history’ at home

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Sykes is the man to beat in Britain.                                           Photo: Brian Tyler

Donington Park hosts the only British round of the World SBK championship this weekend as Kawasaki Racing Team’s Tom Sykes could become the most successful British World SBK rider around the historic track.

Following his race one victory in Malaysia last time out, Sykes looks to be on form and ready to fight for his fourth double win in a row at his home circuit. Sitting 42 points behind his team-mate Jonathan Rea in the championship standings the Yorkshire man will hope a strong run of form can decrease this lead and cement him as a real championship contender.  Watching him glide the ZX-10R down Craner Curves is quite something to behold, and with any hope the sun will hold out of the thousands of British fans track-side.

Sykes is looking forward to a weekend at home: “It is always a pleasure to race at a home round and it is a fantastic circuit. Obviously we have some good history there and the plan is to continue that. I have no idea why Donington has been such a special place for me in the past few years. People always suggest that I am familiar with it, it is a home race, or something else like that. There is no particular reason for me. I try with the same effort at every circuit but I am grateful for my success at Donington.” Continue reading “Donington WSBK Preview: Sykes plans to continue ‘good history’ at home”

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WSS: Cluzel takes first victory of 2016

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Krummenacher wins a dramatic opening race. Photo: WSBK

WSS: Krummenacher takes debut win as Sofuoglu crashes out

Kawasaki Puccetti Racing’s Randy Krummenacher took a shock victory at the opening round of the World Supersport season as team-mate Kenan Sofuoglu crashed out of the lead at Phillip Island.

Krummenacher wins a dramatic opening race. Photo: WSBK
Krummenacher wins a dramatic opening race. Photo: WSBK

American PJ Jacobsen took the lead from the lights going into Doohan for the first time ahead of Frederico Caricasulo and Sofulogu, who wasted no time to hunt Jacobsen down for the lead which he took at Lukey Heights.

The front five began to break away from the pack and Jules Cluzel slingshotted into the lead going into the first corner, however this didn’t last long as Krummenacher took the lead on the second lap.

In true WSS fashion it wasn’t a front five for long, and Wildcard entry Anthony West crept up into third position having made up a stunning 11 spaces in the opening four laps.

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WSS: Van der Mark claims World Supersport title after breathless win

Michael van der Mark won a hotly contested race to win the 2014 World Supersport championship in style at Jerez de la Frontera. van der Mark’s fifth win of 2014 gave him the world championshipPhoto: Pata Honda The Dutchman was embroiled in an epic race-long struggle and overcame fierce Florian Marino and Jules Cluzel – the only man who could prevent him taking the title … Continue reading WSS: Van der Mark claims World Supersport title after breathless win

World Superbike Championship reduced to twelve rounds after South African cancellation

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Cluzel resists van der Mark charge for Misano win

Jules Cluzel resisted a late charge from championship challenger Michael van der Mark to take a famous win on his MV Agusta’s home race in Misano with PJ Jacobsen climbing aboard the World Supersport podium for the first time in third. Starting from pole position the Frenchman led from start to finish to record a victory at the end of a turbulent week for the … Continue reading Cluzel resists van der Mark charge for Misano win