Brands BSB: Triumph’s Smith to make track debut this weekend

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Sporkshire’s Kyle Smith will make his Brands Hatch debut this weekend as he takes to the Kent track with the Dynavolt Triumph Quattro British Supersport team.

Already a polesitter at Knockhill, Smith goes to another circuit he has never seen before but manager Simon Buckmaster says the Spain-based Yorkshireman is a fast learner.

“I’m coming into this one a bit blind. It’s a track I have never been to and it doesn’t look the easiest of tracks but as always, I’m excited to get back out on the Dynavolt Triumph and learn a new circuit,” said Smith.

Buckmaster added: “We made a big step forward at Knockhill. Kyle qualified on pole, led and nearly won the first race but for a crash. The second race he didn’t feel as good but we made a huge step forward. Brandon too had the pace in the second race so we can look to Brands Hatch with confidence.

“Obviously it will be a lot harder for us as we haven’t been there, we couldn’t test there and the same applies to Thruxton next week. We will test at Cadwell Park on the Tuesday after Thruxton so after that we will be going to circuits we have either tested at or have already been to.

“Then there will be a more level playing field. That said I’m confident, Kyle is a quick learner he will get there and we will be challenging at Brands Hatch.”