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Sykes Strikes Back‏

@WorldSBK • (March 13, 2016)- Kawasaki Racing Team’s Tom Sykes has taken an incredible victory in a three-way fight for the win at Chang International Circuit in Thailand. The Yorkshireman was locked in a battle with teammate and reigning Champion Jonathan Rea and Aruba.it Racing – Ducati’s Chaz Davies for most of the race, with some of the most electrifying racing of the last few seasons.

Pole-sitter van der Mark crossed the line in fourth to see himself off the podium for the first time in 2016 despite pushing hard all race, but the Dutchman is still on an incredible run at the start of only his second season. After a mechanical problem in Race 1 saw his Honda teammate Nicky Hayden retire, the number 69 Honda crossed the line in Race 2 in 5th to keep both the Fireblades in the top 5.

The first drama came when van der Mark and Chaz Davies made contact on the first lap as they tousled for position, before van der Mark led them off to chase the Kawasaki Racing Team pair of Sykes and Rea. Davies then pounced on the Dutchman, and the Welsh Ducati rider was able to close the gap to Sykes and Rea. The stunning three-way battle rolled on all the way to the line, with some incredibly close passes seeing the three riders leave nothing on the track. Eventually coming home third after an overnight improvement of over 15 seconds over race distance, Davies being on the podium is valuable for Ducati in Buriram.

Sylvain Guintoli brought the new YZF R1 home in seventh for another good result on the Japanese manufacturer’s return to WorldSBK, ahead of the Althea BMW pair of Markus Reiterberger and Jordi Torres. Rookie Lorenzo Savadori brought Aprilia home in the top ten once again in P9, with that top ten completed by Ducati rider Davide Giugliano, who missed the Round through injury in 2015 and had a difficult second race at Chang International Circuit.

Leon Camier recovered well from a tough start to bring MV Agusta points once again in 11th, ahead of Team GOELEVEN's Roman Ramos, VFT's Matteo Baiocco and IodaRacing's Alex De Angelis on the second Aprilia machine, who scored more points for the Italian manufacturer despite a small run off in the closing stages. GP winner Karel Abraham completed the top 15 for Milwaukee BMW after outpacing teammate Brookes in Thailand.

Local riders Anucha Nakcharoensri (Yamaha Thailand Racing Team) and Sahustchai Kaewjaturaporn (Grillini) were both classified, with wildcard Nakcharoensri coming home in 18th.

After seeing his teammate Rea dominate much of the 2015 season, the first strike in the fight back for Tom Sykes has landed in Thailand in Race 2, with the next chance for the reigning Champion to take back the win coming at MotorLand Aragon, the scene of the Davies’ first Ducati win last season.

Motul Thai Round - Race 2
1. Tom Sykes (GBR) Kawasaki Racing Team
2. Jonathan Rea (GBR) Kawasaki Racing Team +0.190
3. Chaz Davies (GBR) Aruba.it Racing - Ducati +0.314

Sunday, 13 March 2016 15:37 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Clash of the Teammates‏ In Round One On Chang Circuit

@WorldSBK • (March 12, 2016)- Reigning Champion Jonathan Rea has defeated 2013 Champion Tom Sykes in an inter-team showdown at Chang International Circuit in Thailand.

Saturday, 12 March 2016 08:05 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Rea Rules On Day 2 But Sykes Tops Test‏

@WorldSBK • (February 23, 2016)- Kawasaki rider Jonathan Rea set the fastest lap of the second and final day of testing in Phillip Island, after teammate and number one rival Tom Sykes had done the same on Day 1.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 08:29 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Rea Ends Fassi French Round With The Double

@WorldSBK • (October 4, 2015)- The second race at Magny-Cours was won by Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team), the World Champion doing the double for the fifth time this year after a three-rider battle raged from the start. His podium tally of 22 puts him equal with Troy Bayliss who achieved the feat in 2002, and is the second highest number of podiums in a season in the all-time list.

At the flag at the end of 21-adrenalin-filled laps the remaining podium places were taken by Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Superbike Team) and Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) meaning the fight for the runner-up spot in the series will continue to the season finale under floodlights in Qatar in a fortnight.

Behind the top three, Leon Haslam (Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils) and Michael van der Mark (Pata Honda World Superbike Team) had their own private duel with the Dutchman taking fourth with a few laps to go from his English rival.

Sylvain Guintoli (Pata Honda World Superbike Team) had another solid day pleasing the many fans trackside with sixth in dry conditions.

Seventh was Niccolò Canepa (Althea Racing) ahead of the duelling Jordi Torres (Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils) and Luca Scassa (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati SBK Team), who were eighth and ninth respectively, with Alex Lowes (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki) rounding out the top 10.


The remaining points-scoring positions were claimed by Matteo Baiocco (Althea Racing), Leandro Mercado (Barni Racing), Markus Reiterberger (VanZon Rehema BMW), David Salom (Team Pedercini) and Leon Camier (MV Agusta Reparto Corse).


WorldSBK Magny-Cours - Race 2
1 - Jonathan Rea Kawasaki Racing Team
2 - Chaz Davies Aruba.it Racing - Ducati Superbike Team +2.848
3 - Tom Sykes 
Kawasaki Racing Team +6.551

Standings (12 of 13 rounds completed)
1 - Jonathan Rea Kawasaki Racing Team 528*
2 - Chaz Davies Aruba.it Racing - Ducati SuperbikeTeam 383 (-145)
3 - Tom SykesKawasaki Racing Team 367 (-161)
     *Already crowned the 2015 Champion
 From: Press Office- World Superbike

Sunday, 04 October 2015 12:06 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Rea masters wet conditions in Race 1 at Magny-Cours

@WorldSBK  (October 4, 2015)- Magny Cours, France- The opening WorldSBK race of the day at a very wet Magny-Cours has been won by newly crowned Superbike World Champion Jonathan Rea after a reduced race distance of 19 laps.

Sunday, 04 October 2015 08:08 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Rea Leads Proceedings on Opening Day in France‏

@WorldSBK • (October 2, 2015)- The opening day’s Free Practice sessions for the Fassi French Round drew to a close with new WorldSBK Champion Jonathan Rea leading the way aboard his Kawasaki Racing Team ZX-10R.

Friday, 02 October 2015 14:12 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Kawasaki Ninja Series Makes Exciting Debut at CTMP‏

@cdnsuperbike • @CanadaKawasaki • BOWMANVILLE, Ont. (August 16, 2015) – The debut of the Kawasaki Ninja 300 Race Series produced a pair of dramatic, down-to-the-wire battles at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on Saturday and Sunday.

Monday, 17 August 2015 07:51 Published in News


Perfect Racecraft Gives Rea the Win in Sepang Opener

@WorldSBK• @sepangcircuit  @jonathanrea • @Kawasaki_WSBK  (August 1, 2015)- Championship leader Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) won the opening encounter at the Sepang International Circuit after a race of two halves, which saw Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) slip to fifth at the flag after leading for the first eleven laps.

Sunday, 02 August 2015 19:19 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Tom Sykes claims Malaysian Tissot-Superpole‏

@worldsbk • (July 31, 2015)- The tenth Tissot-Superpole of the 2015 eni FIM Superbike World Championship season was claimed in emphatic style by Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) after a tense Superpole 2 in 34 degrees heat at the 5.543km Sepang International Circuit.

Saturday, 01 August 2015 08:03 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Masterclass Performance Gives Rea The Win In Race 2

@WorldSBK • The second race of the PATA Riviera di Rimini round of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship was won by championship Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) after a race long fight with Davide Giugliano (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Superbike Team).

Monday, 22 June 2015 16:11 Published in Reports, Results & Points


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