British Superbike: Ray Leads Championship Heading To Manufacturers Hatch – Roadracing World Journal


Dwelling hero Ray leads the best way as Bennetts BSB reaches Manufacturers Hatch

The Bennetts British Superbike Championship returns to Manufacturers Hatch this weekend (22-24 July) for spherical 5 because the title battle hits the midway mark forward of the Showdown. Kent’s Bradley Ray holds the benefit on the high of the standings forward of his native occasion, as he goals to maintain the momentum getting in entrance of his dwelling crowd.

The Wealthy Power OMG Racing Yamaha rider holds a 16-point lead forward of the following three races this weekend having delivered his greatest begin to a season, claiming three wins and an additional seven podium finishes. Nonetheless, McAMS Yamaha’s Jason O’Halloran is closing quickly and he’s at the moment driving the crest of a wave after a double victory at Knockhill carried him to second within the standings.

The ‘Workforce Inexperienced’ counter assault although comes thick and quick from Lee Jackson and Rory Skinner because the Cheshire Mouldings FS-3 Racing teammates lock out third and fourth within the standings courtesy of their podium ending kind to this point.

Kyle Ryde on the second Wealthy Power OMG Racing Yamaha holds fifth within the standings and might be gunning for one more win. He’s simply forward of Glenn Irwin, who’s aiming to duplicate the shape that carried him to a Silverstone hat-trick in the beginning of the season.

Tommy Bridewell took the battle for the victories all the best way to the chequered flag when the championship final visited Manufacturers Hatch in 2021. The Oxford Merchandise Racing Ducati rider might be aiming for nothing lower than a battle for the rostrum at a circuit that has been sturdy for him up to now.

Danny Buchan completes the all-important high eight forward of Manufacturers Hatch; the SYNETIQ BMW rider holds a seven level lead over Josh Brookes; the rider who has received probably the most races on the Grand Prix circuit of the present grid. The MCE Ducati rider has but to face on the rostrum this season and his teammate Tom Sykes may even be keen to fireplace himself into competition for a Showdown place.

Reigning champion Tarran Mackenzie is returning to full health and the McAMS Yamaha rider has fond reminiscences of Manufacturers Hatch after his race wins final season took him to title glory. He might be hoping {that a} sturdy efficiency may get his title defence again on monitor after getting back from damage.

Bennetts British Superbike Championship standings:

  1. Bradley Ray (Wealthy Power OMG Racing Yamaha) 216
  2. Jason O’Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) 200
  3. Lee Jackson (Cheshire Mouldings FS-3 Racing Kawasaki) 174
  4. Rory Skinner (Cheshire Mouldings FS-3 Racing Kawasaki) 148
  5. Kyle Ryde (Wealthy Power OMG Racing Yamaha) 141
  6. Glenn Irwin (Honda Racing UK) 134
  7. Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Merchandise Racing Ducati) 94
  8. Danny Buchan (SYNETIQ BMW) 84

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Bradley Ray – Wealthy Power OMG Racing Yamaha

“We’re nonetheless main the championship 4 rounds in and have been so constant; we’ve got solely been off the rostrum twice all 12 months and a type of was a crash out of the lead and the opposite one was a fourth at Knockhill.

“Consistency is clearly key this 12 months and podium factors are what we’re aiming for in the intervening time. As everybody is aware of the Showdown in one other 4 rounds’ time so we have to maintain racking up as many podium factors as potential as a result of on the finish of the day after we get to the Showdown, that’s what will make the distinction.

“It clearly feels good to be main the championship however I’m not fascinated about that an excessive amount of proper now, a very powerful factor is to safe our place within the Showdown and have as many podium factors as potential going into the ultimate three rounds.

“I’m actually trying ahead to go to Manufacturers Hatch for my dwelling race, going into this spherical after such a powerful begin to the season bodes nicely and the Yamaha appears to work very nicely across the Grand Prix circuit.

“I feel it will likely be a depraved weekend and it might be good to be on the highest step at my dwelling spherical in entrance of my followers and household who come to help me. I’m match and prepared and I can’t wait to try to keep on this season as we’re – maintain smiling and feeling pleased!”


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