27 Mai 2013 WSBK: Sykes dominiert in Donington!

Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) gewinnt in Donington die Superpole und beide Läufe. Durch diesen (seinen erstmaligen) Doppelsieg liegt Sykes nur mehr vier Punkte hinter dem Gesamtführenden.
Loriz Baz hatte im ersten Rennen mehr Erfolg als im Zweiten, erreichte in Donington den 5. und 7. Platz .

Wortlaut von den erfolgreichen Kawasaki Racing-Team Fahrern:

Tom Sykes: “I have been in World Superbike for a few years now and I got the first double win on home soil is a fairy tale. One click on the front suspension between races made the difference and we could see that in the second race time, which was better than the first one. The Ninja ZX-10R is working well and it has been all weekend so I feel very motivated. We are racing in a World Championship and these guys are as fast as you like and very competitive, so it is not as easy at it looked. Kawasaki is a very close unit and we have worked hard and everybody has seen how much better we are in the races. I got the circuit record yesterday and I got the new lap record in race two so I have the full set. I really enjoyed the support from the crowd and I hope they enjoyed the show. No better place to do my first double than at Donington Park. A good weekend and we are closer in the championship, just four points from the top. We’re in a strong situation, we have a good base setting and now we are going to some fantastic circuits.”

Loris Baz: “I knew that I had good pace even yesterday. I just did not have a good Superpole qualifying session. But in race one today the good Loris was back! I did not have such a fast start but I wanted to go right to the front quickly but I ran straight on at one corner. I was coming back, coming back, and then overtook without any mistake and finished fifth. In race two I did not have the same feeling as in race one and that meant that I could not push, maybe more me than the bike, and the temperature was a bit different. I was not able to follow Chaz Davies and was waiting to get to the end of the race but I did my best. I am still sixth in the championship and I took some points advantage to Jonathan Rea so that is good.”

Das nächste Rennen findet am 9. Juni in Portimao (Portugal) statt.