BSB: Kyle Ryde signs new deal with Rich Energy OMG Racing Yamaha for 2023

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Kyle Ryde has penned a new deal with Rich Energy OMG Racing Yamaha which will see him remain with the team for his 2023 Bennetts British Superbike Championship campaign.

Ryde has enjoyed a successful year with the team following their switch from BMW to Yamaha machinery. Onboard the R1, Ryde has taken one victory and a total of five podiums so far in 2022 and currently sits seventh in the standings as a Showdown Title Contender.

With six races remaining this year, Ryde is 86 points behind runaway series leader, and Rich Energy OMG Racing teammate, Bradley Ray.

It’s definitely a weight off my shoulders to have the deal signed and done before the last six races,” Ryde said. “It’s great to continue with the same team as that was my main goal as well as the same manufacturer, and then work with all the data we’ve collected this season.

“I’d like to thank Paul and Alan for their belief in me to continue for another season and to my family and supporters who’ve helped me get here. We are in a really strong position going into 2023 and I’m already looking forward to the challenge.”

Kyle Ryde with Team Principal Paul Curran and Team Owner Alan Gardner

His win at Donington Park earlier in the season means that Ryde has won on both a Yamaha and a Suzuki in BSB, whilst he also podiumed on a BMW M1000 RR last season – meaning that Ryde has ridden a different bike in each of his three seasons in the Superbike class.

With a full campaign now under his belt – 2020 was a six-round championship, whilst Ryde missed Cadwell Park in 2021 – Ryde and the team will be hopeful of further progression in 2023.

“It’s important for us to build on the confidence and great performances that this season has brought us and the best way to do that is with consistency,” Team Principal, Paul Curran said.

“The re-signing of Kyle is as important for the team as it is for him, and I am confident that we will be in great shape to fight for the Showdown once again in 2023 and ultimately for the Bennetts British Superbike Championship.”

Team Owner, Alan Gardner added, “Kyle is an asset to the team, so it wasn’t a difficult decision to re-sign him for 2023. We know what he is capable of on our Yamaha R1 and so does he so it’s an exciting prospect for next season to see Kyle where he belongs at the front of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship fighting for more podiums and race wins.”

The opening BSB race of the weekend at Donington Park is due to take place at 16:30 on Saturday afternoon (October 1), with Sunday’s races scheduled for 13:15 and 16:30 on Sunday October 2.