Ray on a roll, as championship leader looks ahead to Donington Park

Ray on a roll, as championship leader looks ahead to Donington Park

16 May 2022

Bradley Ray leads the Bennetts British Superbike Championship into round three at Donington Park this weekend (20/21/22 May) as the Rich Energy OMG Racing Yamaha rider bids to extend his winning advantage after a double victory last time out at Oulton Park.

Ray broke his four-year winning drought at the Cheshire circuit to elevate himself up the standings, holding an early six-point advantage over Glenn Irwin after the opening three rounds.

The Kent contender is now gearing up to maintain his momentum this weekend at the circuit where he claimed his debut race win in the championship back in 2018.

Ray said: “Oulton Park was obviously nearly a perfect weekend for myself and the Rich Energy OMG Racing Yamaha team. We managed to take the first victory of the season and my first win in four years, and then back it up to make it a double. We nearly made it a triple and a perfect weekend, but I struggled a little bit in the last race.

“Overall I was super happy with how Oulton Park went – we also had two pole positions and two watches, three trophies, the Milwaukee trophy, Bennetts Rider of the round and also the new all-time lap record. I was over the moon with that and now I am looking to take that confidence into Donington Park and keep that ball rolling!

“Donington Park was the circuit where I got my first victory in Superbikes so I am really looking forward to getting back there, especially on the Yamaha, and carrying the speed and consistency that we have had at the start of the season.

“Hopefully the weather stays good; we missed the official test there this year because of the weather, so it will be the first time for everyone this year at Donington and also myself on the new bike there. I am feeling good and the package is working well; the base setting is good, so I can’t wait to head to Donington Park now.”