Tom Sykes - World Superbike Champion 2013

Posted: 20 Oct 2013

Sykes wins!

Tom Sykes has become the fourth Briton to win the World Superbike Championship, taking the eighth title for Great Britain in the penultimate race of the 2013 season.

The title is Britain’s first since James Toseland took the honours in 2007. After missing out on the championship by just 0.5 points last year, Sykes came into 2013 with his eyes firmly set on victory. An incredible season saw the Huddersfield man take a magnificent nine victories and finished on the podium another eight times. Six of Sykes’ victories came in the form of dominant double victories, at Donington Park, Imola and Magny Cours last weekend.

Sykes needed to finish fourth in the first race at Jerez to take the title should Eugene Laverty win. The Brit got his head down in third place, allowing Marco Melandri and Eugene Laverty to scrap for the victory. With Laverty finally taking it and Sykes coming home in a strong third, he ensured he cannot be overtaken in the title chase in this afternoon’s final race.

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