Rookie Ray beats world champ team-mate

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Sport -

BSB rookie Bradley Ray im­pressed at Brands Hatch this week­end to se­cure his first top ten in Mon­day’s sec­ond race.

The re­sult comes in spite of a dif­fi­cult week­end for the lo­cal rider, who was left with lim­ited parts af­ter two big crashes in Satur­day prac­tice. Forced to ride on the fac­tory parts Syl­vain Guin­toli had opted not to use, he strug­gled in qual­i­fy­ing, caus­ing the team to take parts off a bike on Suzuki’s show stand ahead of Mon­day’s races.

Back on the stan­dard pack­age he’s fa­mil­iar with, Ray stormed from 19th to 12th in the open­ing race be­fore tak­ing an eighth place fin­ish in the sec­ond out­ing.

Even more im­pres­sive was that Ray beat for­mer WSB Cham­pion team-mate Syl­vain Guin­toli, who can’t find a set-up he’s com­fort­able with on the Ben­netts GSX-R.

Ray is start­ing to shine in BSB

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