British Superbike: Ray Leads Standings Heading Into Knockhill

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Ray leads as dwelling heroes Mackenzie and Skinner search to shine at Knockhill

Bradley Ray heads the Bennetts British Superbike Championship standings in to the fourth spherical of the 2022 marketing campaign at Knockhill this weekend (17-19 June).

The Kent contender faces powerful opposition although, together with from dwelling heroes Tarran Mackenzie and Rory Skinner because the collection heads to Scotland for its subsequent three races.

Wealthy Vitality OMG Racing Yamaha’s Ray holds a 28-point lead over fellow Yamaha rider Jason O’Halloran after a powerful begin to the season. Ray has solely has solely failed to complete on the rostrum as soon as from the opening 9 races, attaining his greatest begin to a Bennetts BSB marketing campaign but.

The Scottish crowd may have their hopes pinned on a house win nevertheless, with two abilities from north of the border to cheer on. Reigning champion Mackenzie and Skinner are each firmly in rivalry for silverware in Fife.

Mackenzie made his comeback from a pre-season damage final day trip at Donington Park, attaining a greatest results of sixth place. He’ll be focusing on a return to the rostrum subsequent as he will get again on top of things as he continues his title defence.

Skinner however, has already completed within the top-three this yr for Cheshire Mouldings FS-3 Racing Kawasaki. The rider hailing from Perth, only a quick journey from Knockhill, bagged his first go to to the rostrum on the circuit final yr.

O’Halloran grew to become the fifth completely different race winner of the season through the earlier occasion. This allowed the Australian to raise himself above Lee Jackson and Kyle Ryde within the standings, two extra riders who’ve visited the highest step of the rostrum this yr.

Ryde has a single level benefit over Skinner within the standings, with Honda Racing UK’s Glenn Irwin holding sixth. Irwin is bidding to rediscover the shape which carried him to a treble win on the Silverstone season opener.

Buildbase Suzuki’s Christian Iddon has been constructing momentum too. He scored his greatest results of the season with sixth place at Donington Park and he now returns to a circuit at which he was victorious final season.

Peter Hickman completes the all-important top-eight within the standings for the FHO Racing BMW workforce forward of this weekend. Ducati contenders Tommy Bridewell and Josh Brookes, plus final yr’s Knockhill double winner Danny Buchan are amongst these simply behind, all of whom will probably be aiming to make progress up the standings.

Bennetts British Superbike Championship standings:

1.    Bradley Ray (Wealthy Vitality OMG Racing Yamaha) 158

2.    Jason O’Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) 130

3.    Lee Jackson (Cheshire Mouldings FS-3 Kawasaki) 125

4.    Kyle Ryde (Wealthy Vitality OMG Racing Yamaha) 117

5.    Rory Skinner (Cheshire Mouldings FS-3 Kawasaki) 116

6.    Glenn Irwin (Honda Racing UK) 107

7.    Christian Iddon (Buildbase Suzuki) 68

8.    Peter Hickman (FHO Racing BMW) 67

For extra data on the Bennetts British Superbike Championship go to www.britishsuperbike.com

Tarran Mackenzie

McAMS Yamaha

“For my first spherical again, we have been fairly happy with how Donington went however it was positively a problem!

“Having had just about the most effective a part of a month off since then has been good for me, even at on the check initially of this month I used to be rather a lot higher bodily than I had been at Donington and we’re one other couple of weeks on from that now.

“The check went properly, I felt good on the bike and importantly didn’t have the arm pump that held me again at bit at Donington, so I’m actually wanting ahead to getting caught on this weekend.

“Knockhill is a particular monitor for me with it being a house spherical, I used to be on the rostrum twice final yr so I’m wanting ahead to getting again with the workforce and hopefully pushing in direction of the entrance.”

Rory Skinner

Cheshire Mouldings FS-3 Racing Kawasaki

“I’m actually wanting ahead to the weekend and being again at Knockhill.

“The current check there went very well – being a two day check and a brief lap, it gave us numerous alternatives to strive new issues with the bike.

“In complete we accomplished almost 200 laps and I got here away feeling actually constructive for going into the races there.

“Being my dwelling spherical it’ll be nice to have full capability of followers once more as that wasn’t capable of occur final season.

“I can’t wait to be again out on the Cheshire Mouldings FS-3 Racing Superbike in entrance of my dwelling crowd!”

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