With the upcoming World Superbike event at Silverstone fast approaching combined with the biggest Kawasaki Riders Club event of the year, we take a look back at the season so far, and what happened this time twelve months ago...
At last year’s event it was eventual champion Carlos Checa who took both wins at Silverstone as he romped away to take the victory. Despite showing great form in the run-up, Kawasaki’s Tom Sykes was unfortunately ruled out of the two races after injuring his ankle during practice.
It’s a much closer championship chase this year and with six different riders taking victory already this season, it’s highly likely that some new names can be added to that list come race day on Sunday. Kawasaki are in the midst of their most successful season in recent years as Tom Sykes sits in third place in the standings after a fantastic first half of the season. Having taken seven pole positions already this year, Tom will no doubt be hoping to make that eight in front of his home crowd.
Kawasaki have secured nine podiums so far as they continue to build on the data from last year and the last round at Brno saw a memorable double podium while Loris Baz secured his first ever World Superbike podium. However it was the super fast Monza circuit which proved to be the most successful as Sykes took a dominating victory in the day’s only race.
With Silverstone one of the fastest circuits on the calendar, both riders will be hoping they can repeat that performance this weekend to give the massed Kawasaki Riders Club members an opportunity to make plenty of noise!
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