Round Ten of the World Supersport Championships has taken place this past weekend at the Portimao Circuit on the Atlantic coast of the Algarve in Portugal.
Kyle has been trying to improve on his recent low positions in these final rounds of this hard fought World Championship, he was 10Th in the Championship going into this round and is the second highest British Rider in this World Championship, still no mild fete for this relatively Young Rider.
Kyle’s practice sessions were as usual on the Friday of the race weekend and with not having the luxurys of the Top Riders in this class of having Track training (and set-up) days prior to the meeting, he has a very arduous task to go out on track, find his settings then put in a quick lap as well in order to achieve a good result for the weekend’s races ahead of him.
As always Kyle gives 100%+ and again, on the initial sessions he managed to achieve his best position with a lap of 1min 48.362, 1.2 seconds off the top session rider of his team mate Sofuoglu and 15th on the grid!!. Kyle had again been struggling with the handling of the Kawasaki machine and they decided to make adjustments to the handlebars, which in turn gave Kyle better feedback of the handling of the machine and this started to install a bit more confidence into Kyle with the front end geometry of the bike reacting a little bit better, but this was to later be his downfall in the race!
Kyle had gone quicker in the Warm-up session on the race day, but so had some of the other riders and he came in 17th quickest, this wasn’t to deter Kyle’s enthusiasm for a good position in the race and with the lights going out
By lap one he had gained 5 places and was battling with fellow Spanish Based British racer Kyle Smith and Italian rider Gamarino for 10th place, these in turn were catching the second group of Rea & Tuili.
Kyle was looking good and with new gained confidence in the front end of his machine started his second lap with good intentions, but going into turn seven of this Beautiful Atlantic based circuit, Kyle’s front end of his machine tucked under and ending any chances of yet another good finish to these European rounds of the season.