New rider line-up for team Accolade Smrz Racing BGR once again. Chris Clark will race alongside Perez Gonzalez in Aragon
Team Accolade Smrz Racing BGR will race the final two rounds of the 2023 World Supersport 300 championship with a new rider line-up. Maxim Repak’s condition, following his injury, won’t allow the young rider from Slovakia to return to racing for the remainder of the season. Levi Badie, who replaced him in Magny Cours, France, cannot participate in Aragon due to other commitments. The Czech team of Jakub Smrž was therefore forced to look for another talented rider. It will be Chris Clark from USA, only 16 years old, who will get the opportunity to measure his talent against other protagonists of the world championship in Aragon, 22-24 September.
Chris Clark: “I am so excited to announce that I will be racing in the world championship at Aragon with team Accolade Smrz Racing BGR. This is an amazing opportunity for me and I want to thank all of my sponsors and Jakub Smrž for allowing me to join the team at Aragon. I am so excited to have the chance to learn from and ride with a team that has so much experience.”
Jakub Smrž (team manager): “Max will not ride for the remainder of the season and Levi has a race in Moto America, which coincides with Aragon. So we had to find another replacement rider. The plan was that Levi would return for Portimao but it is not possible to change riders so much without a proper reason, so Chris will also do the last race of the season. It will be a new challenge again but Chris is very promising and he has the right physique for a 300 machine.“