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The rider is warming up for his BSB Superstock 600 campaign with some races in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland-based Andrew Smyth of the Andrew Smyth Racing outfit has successfully competed in BSB’s Superstock 600 series for the last few years.

Riding on a Kawasaki ZX6R 600cc superbike, Smyth uses EBC Brakes Racing’s GPFAX sintered motorsport brake pads (up front) and HH sintered brake pads (on the rear), as well as X-Series floating discs.

During the BSB off-season, he has been competing in various races around Northern Ireland, most recently the first round of the Ulster Superbike Championship held at Bishopscourt Racing Circuit, Downpatrick, at the end of March.

Despite treacherous conditions, Smyth put in some great riding across the weekend, as you can read below in his own words.

“The Temple Motorcycle Club hosted the first round of the Ulster Superbike Championship at Bishopscourt Racing Circuit back in March.

“Just as we had been due to go out for our qualifying session, the dreaded rain that had been forecast decided it would dampen things – it was a quick change from a dry setup to a wet one! Thanks to the team for a quick turnaround, meaning I lost no laps and ended up in P3.

“Onto the race – with a front-row position, I made a decent start, sitting in second place. The rider that was leading took a crash (thankfully he walked away) and the race was red-flagged. After a short delay, the race was restarted and I got a great start again, taking the lead, but to be honest, the conditions were not great, so I was more than happy to settle for 3rd at the line.”

“Massive thanks to all marshals and club members for trying to keep the show going! Unfortunately, due to the rain the rest of the meeting was abandoned!

“We then took a short trip to Kirkistown Race Circuit and made it our home for the next few days, getting some testing in and making improvements to my setup. I left Kirkistown happy.

“Huge thanks to all of our sponsors new and old for keeping the wheels turning!”

(Pic credits: Rod Neill / Derek Wilson / Jimmy Graham)

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