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Tough weekend for Stratford-based British Superbike Championship team OMG Racing at Brands Hatch





POINTS were hard to come by for Stratford-based OMG racing at the latest round of the British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch.

Brad Ray racing at Brands Hatch. Photo: Ian Ward
Brad Ray racing at Brands Hatch. Photo: Ian Ward

The Masons Road team left the Kent circuit seventh in the Teams Trophy after Bradley Ray and Kyle Ryde could only pick up just 19 points between them from the three-race weekend.

Ahead of the opening race, Ray would put his BMW M1000RR fourth on the grid with a time of 1:26.566 while Ryde qualified 11th after clocking 1:27.304.

Both riders would only find themselves dropping backwards in the first race, with Ray coming home seventh, picking up nine points for his efforts, while Ryde finished just outside the points places in 16th.

Kyle Ryde in action at Brands Hatch. Photo: Ian Ward
Kyle Ryde in action at Brands Hatch. Photo: Ian Ward

Dropping backwards through the pack was the story for Ray in race two as he finished 12th after starting seventh, picking up four points in the process, but there were better fortunes for Ryde who crossed the chequered flag 13th after lining up 17th to claim three points.

The final race of the weekend didn’t bring much joy either, with Ray picking up three points for coming home 13th, moving up two places from his starting position, while Ryde once again missed out on a points position in 16th after starting the race in 13th.

Meanwhile, Australian Billy McConnell continues to lead the way in the Pirelli National Superstock Championship after a healthy points return from Brands Hatch.

Billy McConnell still leads the Pirelli National Superstock Championship. Photo: Ian Ward
Billy McConnell still leads the Pirelli National Superstock Championship. Photo: Ian Ward

After qualifying fifth for race one with a time of 1:36.763, McConnell would cross the line in sixth, picking up ten points for his efforts.

McConnell would then line up ninth for the second race and after a series of fine overtakes, he would snatch a place on the podium in third to claim 16 points.

The Aussie leads the championship by three points ahead of Taylor Mackenzie.



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