British Supersport: Kennedy Leads, Paasch 6th During Practice At Cadwell Park

British Supersport: Kennedy Leads, Paasch 6th During Practice At Cadwell Park

© 2021, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. By David Swarts.

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More, from a press release issued by Dynavolt Triumph:

More to come at Cadwell Park

Dynavolt Triumph’s Brandon Paasch concluded the first day of action at the Quattro Group British Supersport round at Cadwell Park, sixth on the combined timesheets just 1.3s off the top spot.  The US youngster bettered his time by two tenths of a second across the two sessions and is looking forward to qualifying tomorrow.

 

Brandon Paasch (96) getting air Friday at Cadwell Park. Photo courtesy Dynavolt Triumph.
Brandon Paasch (96) getting air Friday at Cadwell Park. Photo courtesy Dynavolt Triumph.

 

Brandon Paasch: “So far I’m enjoying it here at Cadwell Park.  This place is insane, so fun on a big bike.  Just looking forward to getting through the weekend, keep spinning some laps and just keep improving.  We’re not too far off the front so we’ll chip away at it, figure it out and be there in the race.”

On the other side of the garage, teammate Kyle Smith rounded out the opening day tenth overall despite a small run off at Coppice that lost him valuable dry track time and denied him the opportunity to improve on his best time of 1’31.448 set in the morning FP1.

 

Kyle Smith (11). Photo courtesy Dynavolt Triumph.
Kyle Smith (11). Photo courtesy Dynavolt Triumph.

 

Kyle Smith: “A bit of an uneven start to the weekend, just not feeling that comfortable with the bike.  It’s a difficult track, a completely different layout to what I’m used to but we’ll keep working and see if we can be on the pace tomorrow.”

Dynavolt Triumph Team Manager Simon Buckmaster: “Brandon is sixth in supersport, Kennedy is a good step ahead of everybody but he did then crash later in the session, but apart from that, Brandon is right there in the hunt.  Last lap he did two really good sectors but made a couple of mistakes in the last sector so he didn’t get the lap time with the potential.  He seems confident, we’re working with him and things are looking good going into qualifying for him to qualify on the front two rows again.”

“We’ve been struggling to get it quite right with Kyle here.  He had a run off the track, not really even a crash, he ran off to the left and then fell over before he hit the tyre wall, certainly nothing like the crash at Donington.  It’s just that little bit of front feel and we have found some things.  He’s in good spirits, he’s ok we’ve been discussing what we need to do and we can see the way forward so I’m confident we’ll see the normal Kyle Smith tomorrow in qualifying and look forward to the first race and the race again on Sunday.”

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