The team welcomes title sponsor Swietelsky!

The Schmidt Racing Team has carried out two important test days this weekend at the Pannonia-Ring racetrack in Hungary, to test the Kawasaki ZX-6R bikes that Nico Terol and Kyle Ryde will use in the final four races of the Supersport world championship.


The technical staff of the Hungarian team worked to adapt the Kawasaki ZX-6Rs to the characteristics of Nico Terol’s and Kyle Ryde’s riding style, with both riders apparently pleased with the tests and the competitiveness of their bikes.

Nico Terol:

“A very interesting test.

Of course we’re only at the beginning and didn’t have all of the components that we’ll have during the race but, as a first test with the Kawasaki I can say that I’m very pleased.

The bike is great in acceleration and has good handling which is very important. We’ll continue with the work in Germany.

I think the first race at the Lausitzring will allow us to better adapt to the ZX-6R and I’m sure that we’ll be competitive in the remaining three races, particularly at Jerez and Losail, two tracks that I really enjoy.

Thanks to my team for the great work they’ve done here”.

Kyle Ryde:

“We’ve had two very positive days. In a very short space of time, I’ve got a good feeling for the new bike and I’m very pleased that the team has moved over to Kawasaki machinery.

I’m sure with these bikes we’ll be able to obtain some great results. There’s still a lot of work to do of course, but I cannot wait to get on track at the Lausitzring in a few days’ time.

I would like to thanks everyone on my team for what they’ve done for me at the Pannonia-Ring”.

Robert Balogh – Team Manager:

“I’m pleased with the work we’ve completed here in Hungary and with the way our riders have quickly adapted to the Kawasakis.

This first approach has been a very positive one. There’s still a great deal of work to do and the German round will be important in terms of continuing with the development of our ZX-6Rs, but I’m certain that in this final phase of the championship we’ll be able to demonstrate both the team’s and our riders’ full potential.

I take this opportunity to welcome title sponsor Swietelsky and to thank the entire company for the trust they place in us. This is an important collaboration, which will allow us to be even more competitive”.

Welcome to Swietelsky Group! The Schmidt Racing team is proud to be able to welcome title sponsor Swietelsky! When engineer Hellmuth Swietelsky founded a new construction company in Austria in 1936, he put his faith in his own knowledge and a handful of good employees.

Today, Swietelsky owns branches and subsidiaries in Austria and its neighbouring countries, has several thousand qualified employees and enjoys the reputation of being an innovative, efficient and reliable construction business. With a workforce of more than 8700 employees, Swietelsky