Bennetts British Superbike Championship leader Bradley Ray begins the 2022 Showdown heading the chasing pack as Oulton Park hosts the decisive opening round of the final three round title fight this weekend.
The Rich Energy OMG Racing Yamaha rider carries the momentum of a treble win last time out at Snetterton, holding a 13-point advantage over his closest rival Jason O'Halloran ahead of the crucial nine races.
Ray said: “I am looking forward to getting to the Showdown; obviously I have had a really good run heading into it and probably the best BSB season of my career. It is crunch time now and we have the last nine races to try to be as consistent as possible.
“I have an advantage going into the Showdown of 13 points and 30 on Taz who are closest, so we will be doing the best job we can and trying to stay in front. It is going to be difficult over these last nine races but I am feeling good and we have come off of a run of two really positive rounds, including the triple win at Snetterton, my first ever. I am feeling really good in myself and I am looking forward to it.
“It has been an unbelievable season so far and we will keep attacking every round like we have been, we won’t change too much as the outcome will be the outcome, but I will approach every weekend the same as I have all season. We will hopefully then work out what the plan is as we head to Brands Hatch! I am looking forward to heading to Oulton Park this weekend to start the Showdown fight and we will see what happens.”