Sunday, 29 April 2018

BSB: Strong start for Ray

The 2018 British Superbike championship is only two rounds in but already there is a new star is the making in Buildbase Suzuki's Bradley Ray. Starting the season with two victories at the weather-effected Donington Park, the impressive youngster leads the standings by 10 points and with a showdown place almost a shoe-in, has a 5 point lead the the podium credits standings. In only his second year in BSB, Ray is already a strong contender to win the championship aboard a bike in only its second full season.

The familiar figure of Shane Byrne lies second in the championship aboard his Ducati with Leon Haslam in third. Surprisingly, experienced rider and former BSB champion, Josh Brookes is only eleventh in the standings after a lack of grip in the first two rounds. However the nature of the championship means a rider can get away with a poor start so long as he ends the season strongly and it will doubtless not be long before Brookes gets his season properly underway!

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