WORLD SUPERBIKE rider Tom Sykes will return to his former battle ground when he joins the BSB grid onboard the factory WSB Kawasaki at the eighth round of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch on 6/7/8 August.
The annual August event on the 2.3-mile Grand Prix circuit will be an epic triple-header as the fight for the title intensifies with the all-important Showdown rapidly approaching. Former BSB title contender Sykes is relishing the challenge of renewing his on track rivalries as he aims to settle old scores and take on some of this year’s hottest properties.
Sykes last raced in BSB back in 2008 when he was embroiled in a five-way fight for the title, eventually finishing the season fourth.
Sykes said: “I am really excited to have this opportunity to race in front of the British fans at the biggest BSB round of the season at Brands Hatch, which still has to be one of my favourite race tracks in the world. The Paul Bird Motorsport Kawasaki team put in a great performance last year with three podium finishes and I am now looking forward to going head-to-head with the best of BSB in a few weeks’ time. It has been a fantastic year for me, even though the results don’t necessarily show it, and I am sure we will give the BSB regulars a good battle for those wins.”