SMT Honda are looking for their third rider in as many races because their BSB regular Adam Jenkinson will not be fit for Oulton British Superbikes in three weeks’ time.
The team fielded Sean Emmett for the Mallory round but too little time on the bike and a crash on his R1 in the Henderson series left Emmett unable to come out for the second race.
Team principal Robin Croft said: "Without doubt, it’s been a hard weekend here at Mallory for everyone in the team. It’s a technically demanding circuit so we felt the better option was to run a more experienced rider like Sean but it was all last minute and we never managed to get a test session prior to the meeting. The bad weather on Friday really affected us and we ultimately ran out of set-up time with Sean and the bike.
“Sean felt a problem with the rear wheel quite early in the first race so he had little option to pull out and it’s just one of those things that happens from time to time. His crash on the R1 saw him hurt his thumb so we decided it was best for everyone to withdraw from the second race. It’s been a tough weekend but we’ve got our home round at Oulton Park next and we’re all looking forward to that very much. Adam won’t be fit, unfortunately, so we’ll hopefully recruit a suitable rider between now and then to ensure we have a strong presence on the grid.”
With three weeks between now and the Oulton Park round, Robin is keen to talk to all riders interested in riding for the SMT Honda team and he can be contacted here