BMW’s Tom Sykes hopes to return to action at Indonesia’s Mandalika International Street Circuit, nine weeks after his Catalunya crash.
Having suffered concussion during Barcelona’s triple-header opening round, Sykes has been off his M1000 RR since mid-September, replaced at BMW by Eugene Laverty.
The Yorkshireman has already made the trip to Lombok in preparation for the final round of 2021 - his last with the German manufacturer - and is eager to send the season off on a high, however, his weekend showing is ultimately dependent on medical tests scheduled for after the opening free practice on Friday morning.
“I’m very much looking forward to getting back on my BMW M 1000 RR,” Sykes said ahead of Mandalika.
“It has been a long time since I last raced and obviously we have a little bit of work to do to catch up. But having said that, the excitement of going to a totally new venue is quite something, not only because Indonesia is a great part of the world.
“Everybody looks to be doing an incredible job on the new circuit of Mandalika. What a unique venue, to say the least. On top of that, it is located on a beautiful island so I am really looking forward to it.
“It is new for everybody and I have to say that it is going to be a little bit of a way to finish the season, but that’s another story. In general, it’s a great place to finish the season, and hopefully we can finish it with some strong results to end 2021.”