After nine years, the 2013 World Superbike Champion is ready for a new challenge.

Tom Sykes and the Kawasaki Racing Team have agreed to mutually end their racing relationship at the end go the 2018 season. Stating that he is ready to move on to a new challenge, Sykes expressed, “I am now the best rider I have ever been, and I have the experience and performance to keep winning. So now I have decided to make a step away from the KRT project for 2019 and look for new goals and challenges.”

For the remainder of the 2018 season, Sykes will focus on race wins. Sykes has been with KRT for nine years with a multitude of milestones. In 2013, Sykes won the World Superbike Championship, giving Kawasaki their first championship win in twenty years, with the previous championship being won by Scott Russell in 1993. In the years following 2013, Sykes earned second place finishes in 2012, 2014, and 2016. Sykes has won the most superpoles in the history of the World Superbike.

To read an exclusive interview with Tom Sykes that appeared in the March 2018 issue of SportBikes Inc Magazine, CLICK HERE.

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