The following is from Tytlers Cycle Racing…
Tytlers Cycle Racing is delighted to announce that Kayla Yaakov will join their Supersport program with immediate effect, competing in her first race in the upcoming MotoAmerica event at COTA. She will also compete for the squad at the season finale in New Jersey.
Yaakov, who finished third overall in last year’s Junior Cup series after a stunning season that saw her stand atop the podium four times currently sits seventh overall in the MotoAmerica Twins Cup series having achieved a maiden podium in the class at the Barber Motorsports round.
She has also previously had success in Europe, racing to the podium in the bLU cRU finale at Portimao in Portugal, a support race to WorldSBK last year and has recently achieved success in Spain, winning several races in the R7 Cup!
Tytlers Cycle Racing are understandably excited to have been able to secure Kayla’s talents for the final two rounds of the Supersport season and look forward to seeing her on track in their colours for the first time later this week.
Michael Kiley: “It’s a privilege to have Kayla take the Supersport seat for Tytler’s Cycle Racing and to have her close out the season with us. Our intent was to allow Stefano to concentrate on Superbike and to give an opportunity to someone upcoming in the final rounds of the season. I know all of us will be watching and supporting her on track Her accomplishments speak for themselves and so it’s great to work with her and her family. After what she has already achieved, I am sure she is destined for more success.”
Michael Godin – Crew Chief for the Tytlers Racing Supersport Program: “Firstly I want to wish Stefano the best of luck on the BMW M 1000 RR Superbike. We’re coming off our best weekend of the year and look forward to keeping up the momentum with Kayla on board as we finish out the season. I’ve been watching Kayla’s racing for many years and look forward to getting her acclimated to our program and watching her at work in the Supersport class.”
Kayla Yaakov: “I am extremely excited to be joining the Tytlers Cycle Racing Team for the final two rounds of the MotoAmerica Supersport season. This opportunity came completely out of the blue and I am so thankful for this chance to try the Supersport bike in this stacked class. Next weekend won’t be easy, learning a new track and a new bike but I know I have a strong team around me, and I am ready for the challenge and what lies ahead. The decision to jump off the Twins Cup bike and pursue Supersport so late in the season was difficult, but after a lot of thought about my progression and my future in the sport, myself, The WagBar MP13 Racing Team and Yamaha have come to a mutual decision in allowing me to dedicate the rest of the year to the Tytlers Cycle Supersport program. I want to thank everyone that has made this possible. See you all at COTA!”
Dave Yaakov: “Kayla and I are extremely excited to be joining the Tytlers Cycle Racing team for the remainder of the MotoAmerica Season. Supersport has been her goal and something she’s been aiming for. This opportunity will allow her to acclimate to the class a little early. I want to personally say a big thank you to Michael for giving Kayla this opportunity and seeing potential in her. I look forward to formally meeting the entire Tytlers team this weekend and having a great time at the track. I would also like to thank MP13 and Yamaha for allowing Kayla to take advantage of this opportunity. Yamaha has and still does play a key role in Kayla’s success, so it was with only their approval that we could take part in joining Tytlers Cycle Racing to finish out the MotoAmerica season.”