Smith shines with win at Assen
Kyle Smith gave CIA Landlord Insurance Honda its first win of the 2016 season with a thrilling last lap podium battle which saw him fight off reigning World Supersport Champion Sofuoglu.
Kyle was in 6th position in the dry race when a sudden cloudburst deluged the track bringing the red flag out and forcing a wet race re-start. With everyone struggling with the tricky conditions in the 6 lap dash, Smith showed great skill and confidence to claim the win, crossing the line 0.8 seconds ahead of Rea
Kyle Smith: “It was a difficult race. I’ve had good pace in the wet all weekend but today the track was much more slippery. The last two laps felt a lot better, I had to work for the win. I am really happy for myself and the team, it’s great to be on the top step.”
CIA Landlord Insurance Honda Team Manager Simon Buckmaster: “An absolutely fantastic job by Kyle and the entire team. I’m so pleased for Kyle, his crew Stu Millen, Matia Roli and the whole team for all the hard work they have put in. This win now puts Kyle 3rd in the Championship