CIA Landlord Insurance Honda’s Kyle Smith finished a disappointing 11th in the re-run 11 lap Supersport race at the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola today following a weekend fraught with difficulty. Kyle suffered crashes in both free practice sessions and he never recovered from the loss of valuable set up time.
Kyle started the day 4th fastest in morning warm up on a drying track, but conditions were different again for the race and despite feeling comfortable on the bike, the lap times were eluding him. Kyle managed to salvage precious championship points and currently stands 4th in the World Supersport Championship.
It’s been a difficult weekend, the pace hasn’t been there from the beginning but we’ve come away with some points which is important. I’m looking forward to the next round in Sepang and hopefully we can get back to where we should be.”