WSBK: España (Season-ending Spoilers)

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  1. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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    Sykes prepared for championship decider



    Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) will be joined by his regular team-mate Loris Baz for the finale of the 2013 season, with the Brit entering the Jerez weekend with a substantial 37-point championship lead. Sykes, who scored the most recent of his nine race victories in the 2013 season at Magny-Cours last time out, is now in a commanding position. Only two other riders are capable of catching him before the second race ends on Sunday afternoon in Spain - Eugene Laverty (37 points behind) and Sylvain Guintoli (38 points behind).

    Irrespective of what his rivals do at Jerez, Sykes could wrap up the championship after race one if he scores third place or better. Sykes and his official KRT squad are taking nothing for granted and will start the weekend with the intention of finding the best race set-up for the official Ninja ZX-10R as possible, and aiming for race wins on Sunday.

    Tom Sykes: "Jerez is a very exciting circuit and it is one which we have tested at in the winter, so we have some good track information. I hear people saying I need ‘X' amount of points or I need to finish in this-or-that position in this race, and so on, but we just need go there and work on our own thing and see what happens after two races. I am quite relaxed. This will be the last round and it all boils down to the last round - again. Last year we were 30.5 points behind at this stage and now we are 37 points in front. We are in a much better position and that is the way I am looking at it. Hopefully come Sunday afternoon, if all things go well, then we can really enjoy the weekend."
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  2. sprocketjock

    sprocketjock Been here awhile

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    It'd be great to see Sykes seal the deal in race 1 after losing out by .5 a point last season.
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  3. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    Seems like a really nice, down to earth guy. He deserves this.
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  4. Motorcyclist

    Motorcyclist Drag a Bag!

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  5. viajero

    viajero Too old to be a nOOb

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    If Sykes wins the championship I may have to go in search of a green beer to celebrate.

    Should be good racing regardless, as it's the finale and many riders will be looking to impress so they can get a ride next year.
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  6. Pantah

    Pantah Red Sox Nation

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    I'll forever be pissed at Yamaha for cutting him. It will be great to see him crowned World Champ.
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  7. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    In. :1drink
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  8. Thumpermeister

    Thumpermeister roost maker

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    Sykes definitely had the best combination of speed and consistency this year, with only a couple setbacks.
    A strong and convincing finish this year compared to last years free for all where all contenders seemed determined to throw away their chances! :lol3
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  9. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Good luck Tom, you can do it this time round.

    Never heard a bad word about him, seems a great guy (as most of us northerners are :D)
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  10. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    Guintoli will think about this season the rest of his life..
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  11. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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    Are you a Yorky too toss? :freaky

    He's a good ol boy. (And a great team!)
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  12. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    No, little bit further south, but still 'oop north

    You can tell a Yorkshireman....but you can't tell him much :D
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  13. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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  14. mdubya

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    Great fireworks between Laverty and Melandri. Sykes World Champion!

    :clap:clap:clap
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  15. mdubya

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    Great WSS season thanks to Kenan Sofuoglu and Sam Lowes. They raised the level to new heights this season. Big respect. :bow
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  16. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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  17. auguzt

    auguzt get on with it

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    All hail the new king!:clap
    Very happy for Sykes and the Kawasaki Team, totally deserve this!
    Laverty showed the Aprilia guys that replacing him with Melandri could not be the best choice ever made...:D

    BTW Have you guys seen Giugliano wrestling the bike for the whole 2nd round? Disappointing for the result, but AWESOME for the show!:evil
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  18. sprocketjock

    sprocketjock Been here awhile

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    Awesome to see!
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  19. Mark.F

    Mark.F Been here awhile

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    Seeing as the BBC have lost the contract to show next seasons MotoGP I hope they fill the void & show the WSB series,maybe the Yorkshire grinner being world champ will give them the incentive:D.
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  20. Dagofast

    Dagofast Full giggety ahead.

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    Congrats to Sykes and big green! Me and my old Connie and KLR are all smiling today. :D
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