Motorcycling: Title agony for Sykes
Monday 08 October 2012
The Kawasaki rider Tom Sykes missed out on the World Superbike Championship by just half a point from favourite Max Biaggi in the final round at Magny-Cours yesterday.
Yorkshireman Sykes did all he could to overhaul the Italian Aprilia rider Biaggi, who fell on lap two of the first race but did enough with a fifth-place finish in the second to finish on 358 points. Sykes came third in race one and won the second but his points total fell agonisingly short in the closest-ever finish to a World Superbike season.
Biaggi, who said he was "sweating right until the end", won his first championship in 2010.
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