2013 World Superbike champion Tom Sykes has claimed that bike turning problems hindered his progress for a victory challenge at Aragon. The Huddersfielder finished sixth in both races and is mired down in 7th in the championship – an incredible and seemingly insurmountable 51 points down after just six races.
“I am really suffering with turning the bike and it is a shame. We are good in some areas but overall, in the long corners, I really suffered in turning and finishing off the corner. It is disappointing but I suppose it has been one of those weekends.
“We never got the answer and the race set-up. I am surprised at this because on Friday we had something but obviously everybody else has improved and we didn’t. I had some limit on the front tyre but overall we just missed a little bit of turning and I was not able to utilise the full grip from the rear tyre because of this. I could not get much more from myself and I am disappointed for this.”
The next round of the championship takes place this coming weekend at Assen, The Netherlands. Sykes has had three second-places at the track in the last four races, with his last win at the track coming in 2013.
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