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Sykes and Baz both went down at KRT Island testing

Postby Lt-Dan » Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:54 pm

Not the news I was hoping for, yet am very thankful that injuries weren't any worse.

Sykes fell and injured his left hand on day one after less than ten laps of the PI circuit, which has recently been resurfaced. He underwent a medical examination right away and will be ready to take to the track once again in a few days for the official pre-race tests.

Loris was posting fast times on his first visit to Phillip Island but pushed a little too hard on day one and had a high speed fall. It was decided to rest him to be ready for the next tests at the track in the state of Victoria, after he fell hard and suffered pain in his back.



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http://www.kawasaki-racingteam.eu/road-race/news.asp?Id=B6384CD773
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Re: Sykes and Baz both went down at KRT Island testing

Postby Tack » Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:38 pm

This bike made it a long way from the track
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Re: Sykes and Baz both went down at KRT Island testing

Postby tim » Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:53 am

sheesh :?
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Re: Sykes and Baz both went down at KRT Island testing

Postby Jonnymac » Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:17 am

Tack wrote:This bike made it a long way from the track


Is that legit?
Who's bike is that??
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Re: Sykes and Baz both went down at KRT Island testing

Postby Tack » Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:31 am

It's Leon camiers. Apparently there is so much grip from the new surface that the riders are pushing harder and harder to find the limits until they obviously push too hard
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Re: Sykes and Baz both went down at KRT Island testing

Postby Wattie » Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:39 am

Glen Allerton has said that the surface is so smooth that there's no feeling in the front end when does begin to slide.
Seems to be half the problem.
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Re: Sykes and Baz both went down at KRT Island testing

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Re: Sykes and Baz both went down at KRT Island testing

Postby Lt-Dan » Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:39 pm

Good thing the totalled bike ain't a Kawasaki! :kuda:
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Re: Sykes and Baz both went down at KRT Island testing

Postby ZX9R Man » Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:28 am

Tack wrote:This bike made it a long way from the track



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