According to Crash.net website reports, Reigning eni FIM Superbike World Champion Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) was today given the coveted RAC Torrens Trophy during a special ceremony in London’s Pall Mall.
After missing out on the title by a mere half-point in 2012, Sykes went on to fend off Eugene Laverty and Sylvain Guintoli to become the first British WSBK champion since James Toseland in 2013, as well as only the second rider to do so on Kawasaki machinery.
In recognition of this achievement, Sykes was duly put forward to receive the prominent RAC Torrens Trophy, which is awarded to an individual or organisation considered to have made an outstanding contribution to the cause of safe and skilful motor cycling in Britain.
“I feel very privileged that the Royal Automobile Club considers me worthy of it. It’s taken a long time, and a lot of hard work, and it’s an honour to be recognised by such well respected industry figures. I am very proud” said Tom Sykes.