28.02.2019 – Team Pedercini Racing by Global Service Solutions extended its squad with the new entry of Kyle Smith (GB), who will defend TPR colours in the FIM Europe Supersport Cup 2019.
The Italian outfit officially announces that the British rider will be on the #11 Kawasaki ZX-6R starting from the round in Aragon (ESP) next April 5 – 7th. The young rider from Huddersfield will contest the European rounds of the FIM World Supersport 2019 Championship and will join the Team Pedercini Racing by Global Service Solutions works rider Ayrton Badovini (ITA) in WorldSSP.
Class 1991, Smith acquired a wide experience in Supersport, a category in which he has been competing since 2014 securing strong results, among which three wins and seven podiums. Quick, motivated and meticulous racer, Kyle Smith made his debut in motocross at the age of seven and competed in Moto2 in 2013 before showing his talent in the cadet category of WorldSBK, where he will have another chance to shine now.
Kyle Smith #11 – Rider:
“I am honoured to compete again in Supersport, on a Kawasaki and among the fields of Team Pedercini Racing by Global Service Solutions this time. I cannot wait to get on track in Aragon. This round is going to be quite challenging for me as I do not know the bike well yet, but in the past I have been successful on a Kawasaki, therefore I am positive I can get up to speed quickly and show the potential I have. I would like to thank all the sponsors that will support me for another year and Team Pedercini Racing by Global Service Solutions for this opportunity”.
Lucio Pedercini – Team Owner:
“We are very happy for this agreement. I know Kyle well, I have been following his sporting career for many years now and when we decided to field a second 600cc bike I deeply wanted him on board. This was my decision, following the advice of my crew chief Luca Orsenigo. We are already working to organize a shakedown before the debut in Aragon”.
Giordano Mozzi – Team Manager:
“The project of a second Supersport is part of the relaunch plan of Team Pedercini Racing by Global Service Solutions which is aimed to make the team grow and gain value. We welcome Kyle on board: this is certainly going to be a successful collaboration”.