Former WorldSBK and British Superbike star Jakub Smrz had moved into team management after announcing his retirement and will pilot the ACCR Czech Talent WorldSSP300 team in 2019.
The brand new team will line up two Kawasaki Ninja 400 with riders Vojtěch Schwarz, crowned Czech SSP300 champion twice and who made a wildcard appearance last year in his home round at Brno and Oliver König who will make his debut in the World Supersport 300 Championship for the first time next year.
“I have always wanted to remain active in the racing scene after ending my career as a rider. I am happy, and I feel ready to take on this new challenge,” said Smrz.
“With more of 20 years of racing experience I feel that I can help the Czech riders not only to take their first steps in the international racing scene but also, I believe I am ready to help them develop their riding skills. Now we must work hard but I believe this project has a lot of potential thanks also to Willi Race’s experience and the support of the Czech Motorcycle Federation (ACCR)”.