ZX-10R - Double Podium For KRT With Sykes Second And Rea Third
April 4, 2016
In the second race of the FIM Superbike World Championship weekend at Motorland Aragon Tom Sykes (KRT) and Jonathan Rea (KRT) finished second and third respectively. The official Ninja ZX-10R riders are now first and third in the championship, with Rea leading on 131 points and Sykes third overall with 102 – only three points from second place.
From pole position Sykes attacked the lead of race two and held his strong pace even after eventual race winner Chaz Davies had passed him on the second lap. After Rea overtook his team-mate, Sykes continued to follow close behind. He was thus in a perfect position to take advantage when Jonathan ran wide and lost time and track position.
Tom managed his second place to the end and secured 20 points. He finished the Motorland Aragon weekend with two podium finishes to his credit.
Rea was pushing hard throughout race two but was forced wide on lap 15. After taking to the run-off area and rejoining he could not regain ground on his team-mate.
Set-up changes from day one to day two did not have the full desired effect and grip issues did not help his cause in the final result of the second race of the weekend. Rea and Sykes scored identical points totals at Motorland Aragon, with a second and third place finish apiece.
In the current championship rankings Jonathan still enjoys a clear lead, some 26 points ahead of Davies. Sykes, in third, is 29 points from Jonathan and only three points behind Motorland double race winner Davies after three rounds and six races have been completed.
The next round is at Assen in the Netherlands, with races on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th April.