Dynavolt Triumph hunting for home-round honours
Dynavolt Triumph’s Kyle Smith and Brandon Paasch are keen to achieve success this weekend at the team’s home round at Cadwell Park.
The 2.187-mile Lincolnshire circuit is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, just six miles from the team headquarters in Louth and is characterised by sweeping corners, undulations and elevation changes.
The team enjoyed a successful evening test at the unique Wolds circuit at the beginning of the month which was the first time Spain-based Smith set eyes on the famous mountain and the first opportunity for Paasch to ride the ‘mini Nurburgring’ on a supersport machine.
Paasch heads into the weekend in buoyant mood on the back of his most successful results so far this year with two third place podium finishes at Donington Park last weekend and the 20-year-old is keen to replicate that form at Cadwell Park.
Brandon Paasch: “Super excited to head to Cadwell this weekend, try and keep the momentum from Donington and just keep chipping away. Super happy we’re starting to show some pace!”
Kyle Smith’s confidence took a bit of a knock with a spectacular crash in the qualifying session at Donington Park and together with a couple of technical issues, never really got the feel back for a result. Smith came away from Donington Park fourth in the championship standings and is still very much in contention ahead of the Quattro Group British Supersport Cadwell Park round.
Kyle Smith: “We didn’t have the best results in the last race at Donington. Cadwell Park is a bit of a unique track and I’m not familiar with it but I am confident we are capable of good results, we just have to put it all together.”
Dynavolt Triumph Team Manager Simon Buckmaster: “A really good double podium for Brandon and on the back of his fourth at Thruxton as well it’s a really good confidence boost to carry forward to challenge for the win at Cadwell Park.”
“It was a difficult Donington for Kyle after that huge off down through Craner Curves. We kind of lost momentum after that but we’ve put that behind us and we’re still right there in championship contention. We tested here a couple of weeks ago, both riders did approximately 50 laps each so although Kyle’s never raced here and Brandon only raced Moto3, both have ridden here on a proper test day. We feel confident, it’s the home round of the team and we want both riders to challenge for the win. The weather forecast is not great but that’s only in our favour. Normally it’s the biggest crowd of the year, we’re looking forward to seeing all the fans there. We can’t wait to get started tomorrow.”
Supersport action from Cadwell Park kicks off with Free Practice One tomorrow (Friday) at 09:40hrs (BST).