The Briton on lap record pace on the opening day of WorldSBK action
The 2015 eni FIM World Superbike Championship officially began with a series of events that also celebrated 25 years of WorldSBK competition at the iconic Phillip Island GP Circuit.
With almost perfect weather conditions the 25 protagonists relished the opportunity to fine tune their machines.
The first ever WSBK race to be held under floodlights has been won by Sylvain Guintoli.
The second time this year for Davide Giugliano as pole sitter.
Because of the weather, the race distance was reduced to 19 laps.
Tom Sykes is looking to return to his previous winning form.
Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) claimed Pole Position today at Jerez.
Changeable weather played a big role in the 8th WSBK round’s race day at Portimao’s Autodromo Internacional do Algarve.
Tom Sykes elevated himself to 2nd despite running off track in the final few moments of the session.
It was the 20th career individual race win and the third double in the season for Tom Sykes.
This is the 19th individual WSBK race win, the first one at Misano, for Tom Sykes.
Today’s pole position is the 21st of Sykes’ WSBK career.