BSB title fight goes to the wire at Brands!
Another year of thrilling British Superbike action comes to a finale this weekend at Brands Hatch with Evotech Performance-backed riders in pole position for top honours.
Last year’s champion, Tarran Mackenzie, is sadly out of contention for McAMS Yamaha after a crash at Oulton Park ended his season with a broken leg but we have no doubt Taz will be back fighting for the top spot again in 2023!
So we will have a new champion this year, and it’s Rich Energy OMG Racing Yamaha rider Bradley Ray who has one hand on the trophy, holding a 66-point lead going into the final three races at Brands. With a maximum of 75 points on offer Ray, 25, looks all-but-certain to become the new champ after a fine season. But after a series of high-profile accidents of late, the Yamaha man can take nothing for granted. “It was mega to get the win in race three at Donington,” Ray said. “It gives us a nice points buffer as we head to the final round at my home circuit, Brands Hatch.”
Ray’s closest challenger is another rider supported by Evotech Performance, Honda Racing UK’s Glenn Irwin. Northern Irishman Irwin, who impressed while making his Isle of Man TT debut this year, hasn’t been on the top step of the podium since an opening weekend hat-trick of wins at Silverstone in April and is just one point ahead of Tommy Bridewell.
It looks to be an epic fight for second place in the championship, with FS-3 Kawasaki’s Lee Jackson and Mackenzie’s McAms Yamaha team-mate Jason O’Halloran also well in the mix. Are you looking forward to watching the showdown?
- Bradley Ray - Rich Energy OMG Racing Yamaha - 1171 points
- Glenn Irwin - Honda Racing UK - 1105 points
- Tommy Bridewell - Oxford Products Ducati - 1104 points
- Lee Jackson - Cheshire Mouldings Kawasaki - 1095 points
- Jason O’Halloran - McAMS Yamaha including Edwards - 1077 points
By Evotech Retail on 13 October 2022
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