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WorldSBK Test: Sykes Reigns Down Under On Day 1

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Kawasaki Racing Team ended the first day of testing in Phillip Island 1-2 on the timesheets with 2013 WorldSBK Champion Tom Sykes beating reigning Champion Jonathan Rea to the top spot by 0.196 seconds. It was a day marred by drizzle and interruptions that saw Honda rider Michael Van Der Mark come home third fastest ahead of fellow ex-rookie Jordi Torres on his BMW, with MotoGP Legend Nicky Hayden completing the top 5 ahead of Yamaha duo Guintoli and Lowes on their new YZF R1. The three Ducatis of Fores, Davies and Giugliano rounded out the top ten.

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