Tasting the feeling of the champagne again is a great emotion for Tom Sykes, who came back on podium in today’s Misano Race 1 in which BMW rider has been able to finish in 2nd just behind Jonathan Rea. The Briton had to face hard times during this years and being able to get a good result is a great thing for him.
Not a big surprise as long as Tom has always been good on wet conditions, but he struggled a bit with BMW usually; “I had a difficult time in wet conditions, this result is incredible. I know I could ride the bike in the wet and today I enjoyed every second, they guy did a great job”.
Sykes highlighted the big effort of the team and wanted to dedicate that podium to the whole crew: “We did a god race, credit to the guys that gave me a good bike and worked really hard. Informations of the pit board were good as well, compliments also on the guys working on the electronics. One of the reason why I love racing is see the joy and satisfaction of the guys on the wall, as a team we made good effort and performance today”.
Big question is now if Tom would be able to repeat this result on dry conditions but also on wet too: “Yesterday I had a good pace on used tyres but you never know what it is gonna happen until you do more than 20 laps, while if it is gonna be wet I feel we have a really good package”.
Even more satisfaction for him as long as big boss is in Misano, but Sykes did not feel more pressure: “Having the big boss here did not give me any extra-motivation or extra-pressure, I always race to win and to get good results”.