#3 Billy McConnell Smiths Triumph (Photo - Jon Jessopp)

#3 Billy McConnell Smiths Triumph (Photo – Jon Jessopp)

Reigning Motorpoint British Supersport Champions, Smiths Triumph RacingTeam, will be heading for Donington Park to take part in the World Supersport Championship race this weekend.

The Gloucester-based squad will field defending British Champion Glen Richards and his fellow Australian Billy McConnell as wild card entries aboard the brand new Smiths Triumph Daytona 675R machines on which they are contesting this year’s British series and hold sixth and third places respectively.

At the corresponding meeting last year, it was a successful outing for all three Smiths riders with Richards finishing in fifth, McConnell in ninth and Luke Mossey claiming the last point in 15th place to mark a hugely successful World Championship debut for the team.

So far this year, 25-year-old McConnell has racked up four podium finishes out of the six races to date in the British Championship with 39-year-old Richards claiming top five finishes in all but one of the six races and the pair hope to continue that consistency at the first of the two World Supersport Championship rounds to be held in the UK this season.

Rebecca Smith, Team Manager: “Smiths Triumph Racing Team has made the decision to enter the World Supersport round at Donington Park this weekend purely because of the enjoyment we got out of doing it last year. Since leaving Oulton Park we have been working extremely hard on the development of the new Smiths Triumph Daytona and we have been improving the competitiveness of the bike. We have completed extensive engine development work as well as tweaking to improve other minor issues that we had been having so far this season. Another benefit of entering is that it allows for Glen and Billy to ride competitively without any big pressure on them as we haven’t had a chance to get out on the bike since Oulton Park. Most of all we are hoping to just have some fun whilst being competitive on the world stage with the brand new Smiths Triumph Daytona 675R.”

Round 5, World Supersport Championship, Donington Park, May 24/26th 2013:

Friday 24th May

10.00 – 10.45 Free Practice

13.45 – 14.30 Free Practice

Saturday 25th May

10.45 – 11.30 Free Practice

16.05 – 16.50 Qualifying Practice

Sunday 26th May

09.45 – 10.00 Warm Up

13.30 World Supersport Championship Race (22 laps)

For further information please visit or the official championship website Information on the World Supersport Championship can be found at

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