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Name: Scott Smart
Date of Birth: 29/May/77
Nationality: UK

Scott Smart (son of Paul Smart and nephew of Barry Sheene) had his road race debut in 1994. He was 2nd overall in the British 250cc supercup championship in 1996 taking seven victories during the year, he also entered as a wildcard in British Superbikes on the Sabre Airways team with Ray Stringer riding a kawasaki. He won the British 250cc title in 1997, and moved on to the 500cc GP class for 1998.

He raced an Aprilia in the 250cc world championship in 1999 and returned to Britain for the Supersport series in 2000 which he finished runner-up.

Smart was a Member of UK based race team Hawk Kawasaki and rode a ZX7R for the 2003 season along with teammates Glen Richards and Lee Jackson. Struggled to reach the top-10 early in the season but ended up collecting a number of 6ths-9ths at Brands Hatch, Rockingham, Mondello Park and Oulton Park, qualified on the front row four times and ended the season 10th overall.

For 2004 Smart is riding one of the all new ZX10 Kawasakis in the British Superbikes championship with Hawk Kawasaki. In the 5th round of the series at Mondello Park he snatched a dramatic Maiden Victory on the ZX10 which is also the first world victory for Kawasaki's new machine. with a 3rd in the second race and earlier 4ths at Brands Hatch and 5th placings at Silverstone, Snetterton and Oulton Park.

He just missed out on a 3rd at Thruxton but with the 4th and previous results was now ranked 3rd overall in the championship but slipped further down after only managing a 5th in race 2 at Brands Hatch.

Smart went on to take another win in race one at Knockhill in wet conditions, and at Mallory led early in both races taking his 3rd win for the season in race two and a 2nd in race one.

Smart continued his consistant good form with a third and a second at Croft after leading for awhile in race one putting him back into 3rd spot in the championship. After qualifying on pole at Cadwell Park lost a chain and ended up dropping a lap and any hope of points from race one but took 2nd place in race two.

Despite two 4th placings at the final round at Donnington he ended the season 4th overall just behind 3rd placed Yukio Kagayama in a season won by John Reynolds (both on Suzukis) with Honda rider Michael Rutter taking 2nd.

Scott has just announced he will join reigning British Superbike Champion John Reynolds in the Rizla Suzuki British Superbike team in 2005, replacing Japanese ace Yukio Kagayama. Smart will be replaced by Dean Thomas on the Hawk team.


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