Ray finds best form of sea­son

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Bradley Ray pro­duced two top-10 fin­ishes in the Bri­tish Su­per­bike Cham­pi­onship at Brands Hatch on Sun­day.

The 20-year-old from Lydd fin­ished 10th and eighth in his two rides, mov­ing up to 15th in the stand­ings to put a dis­ap­point­ing qual­i­fy­ing ses­sion the pre­vi­ous day be­hind him.

Ray, rid­ing his Suzuki GSX-R1000, qual­i­fied on the sev­enth row of the grid on Satur­day, fol­low­ing a down­pour over the Brands Hatch cir­cuit.

He de­scribed it as “dis­ap­point­ing,” fol­low­ing two good at Snet­ter­ton two weeks ear­lier.

He carved his way through the pack first time out, show­cas­ing both his tal­ents and the bike’s ca­pa­bil­ity.

His was the only Suzuki to fin­ish the race, high­light­ing the work which has gone into the bike to im­prove it’s re­li­a­bil­ity.

The race was cut short by two laps due to rain, mean­ing Ray fin­ished 10th but his lap time was good enough to put him on the third row for race two.

Ray and Aus­tralian Jason O’Hal­lo­ran sparred with each other through­out un­til the lat­ter got away.

Ray then held off an­other chal­lenge from Michael Laverty to fin­ish eighth, his best re­sult of the sea­son.

Ten­ter­den based Tim and Tris­tan Reeves main­tained their 100% record in the Hyundai Heavy In­dus­tries Bri­tish Side­car Cham­pi­onship, grab­bing the win by just 29 sec­onds.

Pic­ture: Si­mon Hil­drew FM4862208

Tim and Tris­tan Reeves, from Ten­ter­den, won both side­car races at Brands Hatch

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