Release Date: Monday 18 September 2017

SHARK-supported Bradley Ray takes maiden BSB podium

SHARK-supported racer, Bradley Ray took his maiden podium in the British Superbike Championship this weekend at Oulton Park in race two on his Buildbase Suzuki.

The 20-year-old rider made the move to the premier class this season after finishing in third place in the Supersport championship in 2016.

Still in his rookie year, Ray was fighting for his place on the podium with racing veteran’s Leon Haslam and Dan Linfoot.  

“Each round we’ve been aiming for top 10 but this weekend our race pace was strong and I knew that I could run with the top five. To be able to get into the top three and battle for the win, that’s unbelievable! It’s the highest place finish of a Suzuki in the British Superbike Championship and the first podium it’s achieved this season.

“I passed Brookes and Dixon and it didn’t feel normal, it felt strange. I got the fastest lap of the race as well. It’s increased my confidence as now I know I can run the at pace of the top boys. I did get a bit of arm pump with five or six laps to go, as I was pushing hard to try and catch Linfoot and Haslam. When I got behind them, it got better but was still there. I could have tried to make a lunge on the last lap but I settled for the points - I got a lot of experience following them.  

“I celebrated by having some dinner and jokes - it took me six hours to get home. I’ve just spent Monday relaxing and looking back at this weekend.” said Bradley Ray.

It was a double win for Benjamin Currie in the Dickies British Supersport races on his Gearlink Kawasaki machine - he also secured the fastest lap in both races too. He’s currently in third place in the championship standings with 249 points - just 19 points from second place.

“It was a fantastic weekend for me and what a feeling it is to clinch my first double win and seventh podium of the year. It’s now onto Assen and time to try and do it again. I can’t do it without my many partners - including SHARK Helmets.”, commented Benjamin.

Max Cook was crowned 2017 HEL Performance British Motostar Standard Class Champion with two rounds of the championship still to go. The youngster was back at school on Monday morning with a Championship and 14 Standard Class race wins under his belt.

Next stop on the British Superbike Championship calendar is Assen on 29 September - 1 October.

SHARK-supported Bradley Ray takes maiden BSB podium
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