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.
An enthralling 20 lap race 1 saw Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) emerge victorious at a cloudy and overcast Portimão to claim his 7th win of the season and the 21st of his WSBK career.
Chaz Davies and Davide Giugliano now travel to the Portuguese ‘Autodromo Internacional do Algarve’ for round 8.
After seven of fourteen scheduled rounds, Davies holds sixth position in the general standings, with 143 points, while Giugliano is seventh.
The Italian rider earned second place on the grid for tomorrow’s races, with his teammate Chaz Davies concluding sevent.
Chaz Davies crossed the line in fourth place, before concluding race two in eighth position.
Ayrton Badovini and Christian Iddon made a positive start on the opening day of the sixth round of this year’s championship at Sepang circuit.
Davide Giugliano and Chaz Davies completing the first two timed practice sessions of the weekend.