BMW’s Tom Sykes is pinning his Imola WorldSBK beliefs on an adapted chassis setup which he hopes will compensate for his power deficit at the twist Italian track.
Sykes and the team are still waiting on a full-bore Superbike motor for the S1000RR but look likely to have to make do with what they have until at least Misano.
“I am really looking forward to the Imola round of the Superbike World Championship. It’s always a great atmosphere there; the Italian fans are really spectacular, so going there, I am very motivated with a clear target of what I would like to achieve with the BMW S1000RR,” said Sykes.
Unfortunately, during the races, we have some limitations when with some other riders but I think with some adaptions to the chassis set-up we can try to compensate for that.
“I am sure the potential of the package is very high and I think everybody has seen that when we’re on clear track and able to do what’s necessary, but obviously in the race that’s not the case, so we’re step by step working in that direction.
“The effort from all of the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team is absolutely fantastic and I really hope the track layout at Imola will help us to achieve the results we deserve.”