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Sykes tops practice timesheets

Reigning World Superbike champion Tom Sykes set the pace in practice ahead of this weekend's meeting at Donington Park.

Reigning World Superbike champion Tom Sykes set the pace in practice ahead of this weekend's meeting at Donington Park.

Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) posted a best time of one minute 27.840 seconds to finish almost a quarter of a second ahead of closest rival Davide Giugliano (Ducati Superbike Team).

Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team) was third quickest, with Jonathan Rea (PATA Honda World Superbike), who leads the overall standings by four points from Sykes, only eighth on the time sheets.