Sykes Extends Deal With Kawasaki

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Tom Sykes will stay with Kawasaki through 2014. (World Superbike Photo)
Tom Sykes will stay with Kawasaki through 2014. (World Superbike Photo)

MOSCOW – Tom Sykes will campaign the Ninja ZX-10R in the 2014 World Superbike season for the official Kawasaki Racing Team after signing a contract to extend what has already been a fruitful relationship.

In 2014 Sykes will start his fifth straight year with Kawasaki in the World Superbike Championship.

Re-signing Tom Sykes is a recognition of the strong part he has played in the development of the on-track capabilities of the Ninja ZX-10R and his continued presence on the official team maintains his contribution to a very positive era in the history of Kawasaki’s overall racing activities.

“For me this is an awesome place to be. I have made my feelings quite clear to Kawasaki and all the individual team members and sponsors,” Sykes said. “I am really happy in my working environment and very relaxed. I am probably at my best in this kind of scenario so the natural thing is to continue for at least another year in SBK. It is a great championship and when you have all the ingredients in place to be fighting at the front every weekend, even at different circuits, it is what you aim for.

“We have proved that we can do it and had a couple of double wins already. I have a great feeling riding with Kawasaki, so why change that? I am over the moon to stay in the team and the continuity is great. I could not be happier with the people around me. The deal has been done so early in the season, which is an absolute first.”