|'Its no secret I like Donington'|
Photo: Brian Tyler Photography
As we've seen in previous years from the Yorkshireman, Sykes came out his garage and dominated in an overcast Derbyshire leaving his team-mate looking out of character and on edge as he faught to catch him.
15,000 fans turned up to see Sykes dominate, as home hero Leon Haslam suffered with his injury and Chaz Davies was able to secure two podiums at his self confessed 'bogey' track. Alex Lowes was able to salvage a solid result at home, as reigning champion Sylvain Guintoli continues to suffer.
Sykes was able to 'narrowly' beat his team-mate to the victory in race one after Jonathan Rea seemed to back off from a tense fight for the victory in the closing laps. Swapping positions and perhaps paint the Kawasaki pair looked to be in a lock out for the win to the very end.