Melandri, Sykes split wins at Laguna Seca

By Cycle CanadaPosted on

Last weekend marked the second year of World Superbike’s return to action at Laguna Seca, with Marco Melandri (Aprilia Racing) and Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing) splitting the pair of races on Sunday.

Sykes led early on in Race One, but a mistake at the Corkscrew allowed Aprilia teammates Melandri and Sylvain Guintoli through by the end of lap one. The three then gapped the pack, with Melandri proving too much for his teammate to match. Guintoli finished 0.905 seconds back in second, while Sykes settled for third, 6.627 seconds behind.

Race Two was red flagged twice, and after the final restart Tom Sykes was fastest on the seven-lap sprint. Sylvain Guintoli was second, 1.014 seconds back, with Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda) snatching third, 2.793 seconds adrift. For full results from Laguna Seca, click here.

Tom Sykes adds to his lead in the overall standings, now sitting with 325 points. Sylvain Guintoli is second overall with 281 points, and Jonathan Rea moves into third with 261.

The next round of WSBK is September 7 in Jerez, Spain.


Sport Bike Preview: Tremblay, Young face off at Shannonville

Superbike Preview: Young kicks off 2024 title quest at Shannonville

“GRAY BROWN” is the name of the new BMW R100 customized by Lord Drake Kustoms

Mitas gives Enduro riders a new level of handling terrain with release of TERRA FORCE-EF 2 SM

Never Stop! KTM Responds to the demands of Orange Bleeders

Husqvarna Motorcycles Announces Exciting New Motocross and Cross-Country Line-Up for 2025