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.
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.
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.
Today’s pole position is the 21st of Sykes’ WSBK career.
World Superbike Champion Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) coming out victorious to take an impressive double in front of his home crowd.
The reigning Champion was within half a second of his own outright circuit record and he takes an advantage of almost a quarter of a second into tomorrow.