WSB: Ray: 'A chance to show our potential against the world's best'

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Bennetts British Superbike young gun Bradley Ray is relishing the opportunity to show his potential against some of the world’s top World Superbike riders with a wildcard at Donington Park this weekend.

The 21-year-old has come of age in this year’s British Superbike series, winning the two opening races before going on to establish himself as a consistent threat at the front over the first three rounds.

The weekend’s wildcard won’t be easy for the Kent ace, however, with the Buildbase Suzuki squad set to run their BSB-spec GSX-R1000 with no electronics. Nevertheless, with his eyes set on a future in the world series – Ray will be hoping to impress potential future team bosses this weekend.

“It’s going to be good for us to have a run out at the World Superbike round,” Ray said. “It’s more track time and a chance to get some more miles under our belts, but also a chance for us to show our potential against some of the world’s best.

“The bike will be as we race it in the British championship, as that’s ultimately the bike we race every other weekend and the bike we want to develop and improve, but we should be able to give a good account of ourselves while improving our package further for when we return to British Superbike action. But of course, I’m looking forward to showing what we can do.”

Ray won't be the only BSB regular on the grid at Donington Park. He'll be joined by Leon Haslam, who will ride for the Puccetti Kawasaki team, Luke Mossey who joins the Pedercini Kawasaki squad as well as Gino Rea and Mason Law who will join the grid with their respective OMG Racing and WD40 Kawasaki squads.

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Oli Rushby

By Oli Rushby

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