Saturday October 20, 2018
BRIT Kyle Howarth concedes his form wasn’t good enough in the latter stages of the season.

The 24-year-old reckons he underperformed at ‘the wrong time’ as Wolverhampton missed out on the end-of-season play-offs.

It was the first time since his arrival at Monmore Green in 2016 that that happened – and he hopes he can earn a chance to put that right by performing well in Monday’s NGK Spark Plugs Olympique (7.30).

“I admit my form dropped and that’s unlike me,” Howarth said.

“I’m a much better rider than my scores have shown in the final few months of this season and everyone knows I’m capable of so much more.

“I’ve struggled with a few injuries this year and they’ve caught me out to be fair.

“I’ve had a femur injury, then my shoulder popped out and I was off the bike for about three-and-a-half weeks and when I did come back I wasn’t 100 per cent fit.

“It’s still not fully right now and it does still cause me a problem from time to time.

“I’ve had more injuries this year than I have in the past two years at Wolves put together and I think that’s played its part.

“I’m so settled at Wolves and right now I can’t really imagine myself at any other club in the top league.

“I’ve said before now that being with two clubs like Wolves and Sheffield has been massive for me because I know everything about both of them really well and that helps you concentrate on your racing a bit more.

“So I want to put my name back in the shop window with a good performance on Monday because Pete (Adams – team manager) and Chris (Van Straaten – promoter) will be wanting to put things right next season and I want to be a part of it.”

Sam Masters is another Wolves favourite who will be looking to send a reminder to club bosses while recently crowned Premiership winner Chris Harris is also in the line-up.

Britain’s new 125cc Youth Champion will be on display before the main event in a series of demo races with three-time World Champion Tai Woffinden the guest of honour.

“It’s a good meeting with the handicap system they use,” Woffinden said.

“It encourages riders to pass and it really is a cool thing to watch.”

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