Stratford-based OMG Racing come away from Knockhill with plenty to build on
OMG Racing continued their positive start to the new British Superbike Championship season with a good points haul at Knockhill.
For the first race of the weekend, Bradley Ray lined up fifth on the grid after clocking 47.522s in qualifying while Kyle Ryde was slightly further down the order in ninth with a time of 47.588s.
Come the conclusion of the 20 laps around the 1.26669-mile circuit, Ray crossed the chequered flag in fourth to pick up 13 points for the Stratford-based team while Ryde claimed five points for his 11th-placed finish.
The grid for the second race around Knockhill, which this time around would last for 30 laps, would see Ray line up seventh and Ryde much further down the order in 16th.
Ray would eventually come home ninth, picking up seven points for his efforts, while Ryde would pick up a solitary point after crossing the chequered flag in 15th.
For the third and final race of the weekend, Ray would line up seventh and Ryde 16th.
Just like in race one, Ray managed to make up a couple of places and finished fifth after 24 laps, collecting 11 points, but there was little joy for Ryde who could only finish 17th.
After a positive weekend, Ray finds himself tenth in the riders’ standings on 42 points while Ryde sits 14th with 25 points.
In the Teams Trophy, OMG Racing are sixth with 64 points.
Meanwhile, in the Pirelli National Superstock Championship, Billy McConnell continues to lead the standings after coming away with two second-placed finishes.
He grabbed pole for the first race of the weekend with a time of 48.437s and would then go on to finish second, 2.8s behind race winner Taylor Mackenzie.
In race two, McConnell lined up sixth on the grid and after a fine race he managed to work his way up to second to secure another podium finish.
McConnell leads the way in the riders’ standings by just six points from Mackenzie.
The next round of the British Superbike Championship takes place at Brands Hatch from 23rd-25th July.