Czech rider makes his return to WorldSBK in 2018
With 152 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship starts to his name, Jakub Smrz is set to add to this tally as he will compete in the final four rounds of the season with Guandalini Racing.
Swinging his leg over the Yamaha YZF-R1 once again, the last time we saw Smrz in the paddock was with the same team back in 2017, and they have decided to finish their 2018 campaign with the experience rider. Prepared for a tough end to the season, the team’s aim is to improve their overall results from the season so far. Struggling to make it into the points so far this season, they are hopeful the five time SBK® podium finisher can help them make this step.
Making his debut in the class back in 2007, the 35 year old is a veteran to the series, and can’t wait for the challenge which awaits him: “I want to thank the team for the opportunity they have given me. Now my physical condition is improving, I think I'm still a fast rider. With my experience we will try to find the right set-up of the bike to get a strong end to the season and look ahead into 2019.”
Team manager Mirco Guandalini is happy to welcome the return of the Czech rider: “I am very happy that Kuba has returned to be part of our team, after all the good rounds we had together. We are aware that it will not be easy, but we will build on our experience and together we will try to achieve the results not yet achieved.”
You can follow all the progress from Smrz and Guandalini Racing in the final third of the season, kicking off with the Nolan Portuguese Round from 14th – 16th September, all with the WorldSBK VideoPass.