Brad Ray leads British Superbike Championship after stellar weekend at Oulton Park with Stratford-based OMG Racing
BRAD Ray took control of the British Superbike Championship after a barnstorming weekend at Oulton Park.
The OMG Racing rider backed up his super Sunday win with victory in race two and a battling third in race three around the undulating rollercoaster of a circuit to head the standings by six points.
Team-mate Kyle Ryde continued his growing affinity with the track, taking third in the first race, backing that up with a strong fourth place in race two before unfortunately fading to tenth in race three with arm pump issues.
In another weekend of firsts for Stratford-based OMG Racing, the team brought home a trio of pole positions, a double race win, and the second consecutive new lap record.
Ray also took home the Milwaukee Tools Race of the North trophy and Rider of the Round after his impressive display at the demanding Cheshire circuit.
"It’s been a fantastic weekend and I have to say a massive thank you to my team for putting a brilliant bike underneath me," said Ray.
"The Yamaha R1 worked so well around here and even though it’s a shame we couldn’t quite do the treble, I’m very happy with what we achieved with the three podiums, the lap record, and a really cool, but very heavy Milwaukee Race of the North trophy."
Ryde added: “We showed some great promise in race one and race two, and it was nice to get pole position from qualifying, too.
"I surprised myself, really, to the point I was a bit disappointed with fourth, but I had a word with myself as I’d have happily taken a fourth before the weekend. I’m really happy to have achieved the goals we set and a big congratulations to the team for what we achieved here."
Meanwhile, Pirelli Junior Superstock racer Chloe Jones had a weekend full of progress at Oulton Park, as the 18-year-old enjoyed her first two races around the circuit aboard her Yamaha R6.
A top 20 finish in race one with a new PB lap was backed up with another PB on the last lap of her final race of the weekend to finish just outside the top 20.
Donington Park will host the next round of the British Superbike Championship on 20th-22nd May.