Sykes Evaluates Chassis and Engine Parts at Almeria

Reigning World Superbike Champion Tom Sykes spent two days testing at Almeria to evaluate new chassis and engine parts before setting a final lap time of 1’34 on a race tyre, half a second quicker than team-mate Loris Baz on a qualifier.

The British rider raced 83 laps today even though he was feeling under the weather and says the testing schedule went well.

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The team now move on to Portimao but weather there has been hit and miss. The test went well and the schedule of work we had to get through was completed. We have evaluated everything and it has all been positive. We did over 80 laps on the final day and I feel we made a step forward,” said Sykes.

“I have a bit of a cold so I personally have not been feeling 100% but having said that the Ninja ZX-10R was working well. We were able to make some good lap times and evaluate a few things so we are one step closer in our preparations for Phillip Island. We understand things a bit more clearly and now I am looking forward to the next test at Jerez.

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