BSB: Sykes signs for Rizla Suzuki

Top BSB rookie to partner Japan's best superbike racer

Tom Sykes will join Rizla Suzuki in 2008

From Rizla Suzuki:

TOM SYKES, top BSB rookie, has joined the ranks of the Rizla Suzuki Superbike team along side his new team-mate, two times Japanese Champion Atsushi Watanabe.

The 22-year-old from Huddersfield had an impressive rookie season in the Bennetts British Superbike Championship, riding to sixth place overall. He was runner up in 2006 in the British Supersport Championship and graduated to the Superbike class with a calm and calculated approach which saw him make steady progress through the season. In his first year in the premier class Sykes claimed six front row starts, one pole position and five podium finishes.

Both Rizla Suzuki's racers, Sykes and Watanabe will be attending the International Motorcycle Show at the NEC when it starts on 22nd November. Rizla Suzuki has a full winter test schedule planned for the GSX-R1000 and the new riders" further details will be reported on www.rizla-suzuki.co.uk.