CIA Landlord Insurance Honda’s Kyle Smith finished 5th in today’s World Supersport Race at Sepang in Malaysia, beating all the riders currently ahead of him in the Championship. Once again the weather dictated the schedule as a tropical storm hit the circuit just before the race was due to start leading to it being postponed until after the World Superbike race. Kyle made up an incredible 10 places at the start of the race and rode home to 5th on a drying track. Kyle closes the gap to 3rdplaced Jules Cluzel to only 10 points in the Championship standings going on to the Team’s home round at Donington Park in two weeks time.
Kyle: “It’s been a very positive day, I’ve had a difficult weekend not finding the set up but luckily it rained for the race which favours me a little bit. I felt on the limit for most of the race so I rode it back to 5th which I’m happy with, I’ve managed to salvage some really valuable points and the important thing to me is the Championship.”