Joe Smith has announced he will no longer be racing with the Propain Factory Racing team in 2020 and beyond. Reading between the lines, it also seems that he has struggled to find a ride for 2020 but is still looking to put a privateer program together.
Smith joined the team in 2019 after previously riding for the Norco Factory Racing team. Smith had a tough 2019 with quite a few crashes and some "niggling injuries" but finished the year with a standout performance at Hardline that placed him third even with a puncture at the bottom of the track.
We'll keep you updated on Smith's progress and whether he can find a team ride or has to go privateer for 2020.