By totalmotorcycle Smith raring to go again in #Asia
After a six-week break, the 2015 World #Supersport championship resumes with the ninth round this weekend (31 July – 2 August) at the Sepang International Circuit near Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.
Pata Honda rider Kyle Smith is looking forward to climbing back on board his Honda CBR600RR machine and challenging once again for WSS honours in this, his debut season of world championship competition.
Smith scored two podium finishes earlier in the season but the British rider’s campaign has also been affected by three non-finishes and a 15th at Imola in Italy, resulting in only one championship point, meaning he currently sits in seventh place in the points table.
Despite never having visited the 5.543km Sepang circuit, the 23-year-old Smith is determined to get his championship back on track, inspired as he is by standing on the Suzuka 8 Hours podium in Japan last weekend where he was part of the FCC TSR Honda team that finished second in the prestigious endurance race on a CBR1000RR Fireblade.
Smith has also been fired up for the Sepang event by becoming a father for the first time. His partner Sandra gave birth to baby Julia while he was on 8 Hours duty last weekend; however, having flown directly to Malaysia from Japan, Smith has not yet met his new daughter.
I’ve had quite an eventful week, really! I had an amazing weekend at Suzuka, even though I didn’t get to ride on Sunday – P2 was really good for the team and for Honda and it was all topped off with a new baby, so a weekend to remember. Of course, I’m really looking forward to getting home and meeting her! But for now I’m in Sepang where it’s quite hot, but it’s not so different from Spain, where I …read more