Stratford's British Superbike Championship team OMG Racing pick up more valuable points at Thruxton
THERE were better fortunes for Stratford-based OMG Racing at Thruxton for round four of the British Superbike Championship.
In qualifying, Bradley Ray would line up tenth for race one after positing a time of 1:15.598 while Kyle Ryde was slightly further down the order in 13th after clocking 1:15.657.
Ray would make up a couple of places in the opening race to finish seventh, picking up nine points for his efforts, but Ryde saw his race ended on the first lap after a collision at turn one.
Race two proved to be a more fruitful for the OMG duo, with Ray crossing the line in fourth after working his way up from tenth, picking up 13 points in the process, while a superb drive from 19th saw Ryde come home in sixth to claim ten points.
For the final race of the weekend, Ray would line up fourth and Ryde 11th. Unfortunately for Ray he only found himself going backwards and would cross the line 10th, claiming six points.
As for Ryde, he too would have picked up a couple of points had he not received a time penalty for cutting turns 12,13 and 14 on the second lap of the race and would be classified 16th.
At the end of round four, Ray finds himself ninth in the riders' standings with 88 points while Ryde is down in 15th with 38 points.
In the teams trophy, OMG racing are seventh with 119.5 points.
Meanwhile, Billy McConnell dropped to second in the National Superstock Championship standings after a frustrating weekend at Thruxton.
The Australian rider finished fourth in race one and 11th in the second, results which allowed Alex Olsen to take over at the top of the standings by just five point.