BSB: Ray: 'Fighting for the title is difficult, but anything can happen!'

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Buildbase Suzuki’s Bradley Ray remains modest about whether he can fight for the 2018 Bennetts British Superbike title despite a dominant double at Donington Park this weekend.

The 20-year-old stunned rivals as he stormed to his debut BSB win in Sunday’s opening race before following it up with another in the tricky, drying conditions in race two.

Leading the championship by a commanding 19 points, talk has now turned to whether the youngster can mount a title challenge as the season continues but he refuses to get carried away despite the strong opening round.

 “Fighting for the championship is difficult,” he told MCN. “You have to be fairly consistent at the start to make sure you are close enough at the end of the year to get in the top six and if you do get in the top six, with how close BSB is anything can happen! We’ve just got to keep plugging along and doing what we’re doing, if the best we can do on a certain day is fifth then that’s the case, we just have to rack up the points and be consistent to see where we are ahead of the showdown and go from there.” 

Oli Rushby

By Oli Rushby

Former sports reporter covering British Superbikes, World Superbikes and road racing