Agro-On WIL Racedays Honda rider Kyle Smith clinched the third step on the podium over the weekend in the European Superstock 1000 championship at Aragon. It was the opening round of the series at the Spanish circuit and Brit, Smith started his campaign in the class in a dominant fashion. He started the race in seventh and made his way through the pack to end on the rostrum, behind eventual winner Leandro Mercado. But Smith is pleased he managed to match the pace of the leading bikes. “It was a bit a lonely race because I wasn’t catching the guy in front and no-one was catching me. But I managed to match the pace of the leaders and turn in some consistent laps. It’s turned out really good after we worked on the bike all weekend, concentrating on the front end mainly,” said Smith. “There’s some more to do because I like the front end to be loaded a bit but it seems to be working. We made a big change for warm-up but probably went too far but, we’ve only had a couple of days with the CBR. The others out there have had a couple of seasons already.
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Kyle will race the brand new Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade ‘SP’ in the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup with Gerry Bryce and the ‘Racedays’ Honda squad.
WildWolf back on board and are supporting Kyle with this move.
Gerry Bryce, Team Owner: “We’re very pleased to announce such a strong line-up for 2014. Kyle has a great natural talent and I’m sure he will be able to get the very best from the new Honda Fireblade SP.
Kyle Smith: “I’m looking forward to next season and a new challenge. I most enjoy riding the bigger bikes and the feel from the Pirelli tyres really suits my style. The Honda’s probably still the best handling 1000cc bike so next year’s SP should be even better. Let’s see what next season brings, but my goal is to race WSBK in 2015 and I’ll be giving it my all to get there.”
Great Win for Kyle at the final round of the European 600 SuperStock in Jerez Spain,
Conditions were expected to be wet which would have suited the underpowered Honda but surprisingly it stayed a dry race which meant a gutsy ride from the tough Yorkshireman with 6 Kawasaki’s and Yamaha’s pecking at him he held the position from start to finish winning by .3 sec.
Top ride, nice to have a weekend with no problems.!
Honda Team ‘Agro-On Racedays’ delighted.
Another guest ride for Kyle in the SuperStock 600 class at Magny Cours France with the ‘Agro-On Racedays Honda Team’. Another poor qualifying 2 sessions with set up problems, red flags and un-predictable weather, Barely managing 11 laps of practice at an un known circuit, Kyle lines up 24th on the grid, and puts it in 7th for a stunning finish,
Considering the odds, good result !!
Bad day, many problems with the bike, Many crashes but no injures,
Needs to forget this one !!
Kyle was offered a guest ride this weekend at the 10th round of the World SBK in the 600 SuperStock series
He had a great ride even though he got knocked off in the first practice session,
Missed the second practice session due to a clutch bolt popping out !
Never been to the circuit before so things not looking too good,
Race day Kyle managed a 6th place finnish only 5 seconds off the lead.
good result for him and the team ‘Agro-On Racedays Honda’ and great for his confidence.
“very under powered unfortunately but nice to be on a bike that doesn’t want to Buck you off every time”!
He has been asked to finish the season with them, with a view to World Supersport next year,
Things changes round again,
Due to WildWolf withdrawal of sponsorship this year, Dani Rivas ( Spanish CEV rider) and his team with sponsores have bought the rest of the season Moto2 events with Blusens Avintia and taken over the ride.
This leaves Kyle without anything solid for now but opened a few doors already for talks.
Blusens have asked Kyle back to the team ! He’s going to Indianapolis with them (confirmed) and possibly rest of season but don’t know for sure. (finance and politics) ! However, everyone happy for now especially Kyle.
WildWolf have announced they have to withdraw direct sponsorship from Kyle Smith and the Moto2 series.
They have committed to building a large Health and Fitness Facility and decided this will be first in there interests for the forceable future,
Kyle is more than thankful to WildWolf who have been behind him over the last few years and brought him to this level
But unfortunately this leaves Kyle without a ride for the rest of the series.
Blusens/Avintia would like to carry on with Kyle but are now short of finances, as far as I know Toni Elias will continue.