BMW are taking some development chassis parts to the Argentina WorldsBK round in order to try and combat their edge grip problem in hot conditions.
The Portimao round exposed some weaknesses in the BMW’s chassis setup when the track temperature is high, so new suspension links have been manufactured to try and find a cure for the San Juan weekend where it is expected to be at least 45°C on track.
Sykes is hoping that the cure will mean carrying extra corner speed on to the long back straight where the Ducati and Kawsaki
“I feel that we can carry on in development with the information we have gained in the last couple of events,” said Sykes.
“We have a very large uphill back straight at the circuit which obviously will not be our strong point, but the whole team is working hard and we will go there, give our best efforts and see where we can end up.”
Team boss Shaun Muir added: “We are now continuing to progress and have some good ideas. We also have some new parts coming to San Juan which should give us a good continuation of the progress.
“Tom is confident and he knows he can challenge for the top four or top five. It is certainly a circuit that is very technical with a long straight, but we feel now with the progress we have made over the last few races that we can be contenders for these podium positions.”