World SBK: Tom Sykes And Kawasaki Split For 2019

Tom Sykes has announced that himself and the Japanese Manufacture will no longer continue their partnership in 2019.

Tom Sykes has announced that he will no longer be in green after an 8-year partnership with Kawasaki will come to a close at the end of 2018.

This news comes as expected. Over the last few months, the 32-year-old has been the hot topic of the paddock, with him being linked to Pata Yamaha and also the Milwaukee team.

The Huddersfield rider made his World Superbike debut in 2010 scoring his first of his record-breaking 46 pole positions at Imola and went on to win the championship three years later in 2013, Kawasaki’s first in 20 years. A year before that, the ‘Yorkshire Grinner’ just missed out on the championship by half a point over Aprilia’s Max Biaggi.

Tom Sykes has had an incredible career in green, taking 34 wins and 106 podiums from  252 race starts.

Kawasaki’s relationship with Sykes hit rock bottom in the Czech Republic earlier this season after Tom Sykes was caught up in an incident with his 3x World Superbike Champion teammate Jonathan Rea, seeing the reigning champion score no points for the first time in 2018.

There is no announcement as yet on where the 2013 World Champion will move to and as for who will replace him, but we will keep you up to date here at

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