Aragon 2015 Podium for Kyle

Pata Honda’s Kyle Smith finished today’s 16-lap World Superport race at Aragon, Spain on the podium in third place.  Scoring his first WSS podium with the team at a circuit he calls home, Smith struggled during the first few laps to find pace but eventually settled into a rhythm to take the third podium spot.  The CBR600RR rider enjoyed a battle with Gino Rea for most of the race and managed to create a healthy gap on the tenth lap and finished just two-seconds behind second place finisher Patrick Jacobsen.  The fourth-round of the championship takes place next weekend 17-19 April at the team’s home circuit at Assen, the Netherlands where Smith will be fighting for another podium place. 03_motorland_aragon_smith_gb32187

Kyle Smith  – 3rd
I am so happy to be on the podium for the first time in Supersport and especially here with my family and friends around me. This weekend hasn’t been easy as we have worked towards finding the right setting for the CBR600RR and I felt that I had more chance of a podium at the last two rounds. However, I settled into the race and thought if I can’t be the fastest then to be the most consistent so concentrated on getting good consistent lap times and it brought me the podium. I’m really chuffed with the result and we just have some things to work on ahead of Assen next weekend.

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Pieter Breddels
At the beginning of the race Kyle immediately lost some time with the front runners, which was a real shame as once he got going in the race he was improving and closing the gap quite fast, in the end he was just two-seconds short of second place, but he scored his first WSS podium and we’re really happy with that. Hopefully now he has the taste for the podium and we’re looking forward to going to our home race with a third place under our belts and seeing what we can do there.
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