Well to say that Kyle had a bad weekend would be an understatement! After a journey of around 500 miles plus, in which Kyle shared the driving with one of his friends, he finally reached the French circuit of Magny Cour in the early hours of Thursday morning in preparation for the weekends racing in the French round of the World Supersport Championship
Kyle’s free practise session on Friday ended in an early crash losing the front end of the bike yet again! This really knocked Kyle’s confidence and set the race tone for the weekend ahead in which he was consistently at the lower end of the Leader board, something that Kyle has never experienced before and hopefully will never have to again, as this still relatively young racer does have what it takes to mix it with the World’s best, it’s just that the package of rider & machine has to be right and at the moment; let’s just say that it requires some re-packaging!
Kyle started the race at the rear of the grid for this nineteen lap race and his enthusiasm was struggling to make up for all the weekends woe, with him only managing to take a few places early on in the race and to finally end back down in 22nd, not somewhere that Kyle would have chosen to be, especially after such an arduous journey to the circuit.
This is one of those races that he will have to put well behind him, pick himself up and dust himself down and look to revitalise that old spirit of Kyle that has got him to where he is today.
On a further note Kyle and Team 77 would like to congratulate Jonathon Rea on his Third consecutive World Superbike Title and to thank him for all his continued help & support during Kyle’s 2017 season.