Unlike some British riders, Kyle Smith began his racing career in the Spanish and European championships which no doubt provided him with some much needed experience for the world championships. Heading to the FIM Supersport World Championship via stints in Moto2™, in which he struggled for consistent results, the 25 year old began his WorldSSP career in 2015. Ending the season in fifth position overall, Smith was able to make a solid debut taking his first victory and three podium finishes.
Continuing his steady pace in the class into 2016, the Yorkshire rider took a stunning victory in the final round of the season at Qatar, stealing the victory by 0.006s. Switching to GEMAR Team Lorini for 2017, Smith will be keen to improve on his 2016 pace.