Tom Sykes
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Tom Sykes has reported that he felt that he has “lost a day of testing” at the Jerez World Superbike test with BMW Motorrad WorldSBK. However, despite this, he has remained positive by saying that he “couldn’t have asked for much more”. 

Skye can be seen racing for Shaun Muir this year

Sykes has competed in the World Superbike Championships for ten years, winning his first championship in 2013. He placed fourth with the Kawasaki factory racing team in 2018 but will be racing for Shaun Muir Racing team this year. This week, he completed the Jerez test alongside his team-mate Markus Reiterberger for SMR BMW.

The team debuted the new S1000RR at Andalucia at the end of 2018. Since then they have since sharpened their electronic settings and chassis for the Jerez.

Day two had a few set-backs for Syke

Sykes stated that “…at Andalucia we gained a lot of valuable information so moving into day one at Jerez I couldn’t have asked for much more.”

“Things were working smoothly and even the lap times we did were competitive considering it was the third day of the setup.”

“Day two obviously we had a little setback and basically lost a day of testing, but I have to say it was minor detail considering the positives that we’ve taken from the project so far.”

“The feedback from the new S1000RR has been really consistent and the whole team have been working in the right direction, so going Portimao now we try and continue to work in the same way.”

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