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Tom Sykes feels he has the tools to go number one in 2016

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Tom Sykes is ready to put the disappoint of the 2015 World Superbike season behind him and forge ahead in 2016 with a renewed belief.

‰ÛÏI am very excited and motivated. Last year was a setback for me and the guys around me. Having said that, I am very blessed because I have certainly got the best people around me," Sykes said.

Despite losing his crown the his team-mate Jonathan Rea in 2015 the Brit certianly doesn't belive it was from lack of support or trying.

"Come rain or shine, and even on the difficult days, the guys patted me on the back. They know I give 100%. Likewise they always give their best. If you had a difficult season and still finished third in the championship it is also not so bad," he said.

"Kawasaki has given me another fantastic tool; the new 2016 Ninja ZX-10R is absolutely fantastic. It is a bike I am very familiar with. It is a bike that feels almost replicated from our 2012, 2013 and 2014 development. The first laps were very exciting and from there on it just got better.

"Things have come easier for me and the lap times are already impressive and there is still work to be done. I definitely feel that with big help from the people around me, Kawasaki and all our technical sponsors we have the best chance and best package on the grid. Given the form we have had in recent testing this pre-season I cannot wait for it to begin," Sykes concluded.

The 2016 World Superbike Chapionship kicks off on the 28th of February at Phillip Island, Vic, Australia.

Main Photo: Tom Sykes during testing
Credit: 2Snap
Tom Sykes feels he has the tools to go number one in 2016

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