Bradley Ray completed Rich Energy OMG Racing British Superbike line-up
British Superbike Championship race winner and Showdown alumni Bradley Ray has joined RICH Energy OMG Racing for the 2021 Bennetts British Superbike Championship.
Ray (23) spent the 2020 season with the factory-backed TAS BMW squad, and now makes the step across to join OMG as the team looks towards building on last season, which saw them outperform their factory rivals.
One of the Championship’s biggest talents, Ray started off his career with three seasons in the MotoGP paddock with the Red Bull Rookies series before returning to the British paddock in the Supersport class of 2016, finishing third in the Championship. 2017 saw him called up to join the Buildbase Suzuki squad, and he took his maiden victory the following season at Donington Park.
Bradley joins Kyle Ryde, completing an exciting line-up of British talent to compete in world’s most competitive domestic series of motorcycle racing.
Bradley Ray – #28, – RICH Energy OMG Racing
“I’m excited to be joining RICH Energy OMG Racing and getting to work on the new BMW M1000RR. They’re a really welcoming team and ever since they came into the paddock, I’ve been a fan of the family atmosphere that they have. They’re one of those teams who have the right attitude and just want you to enjoy your racing.
“I’ve got a year’s worth of experience on the S1000RR and I think that the new bike will just reinforce those weaker areas where we struggled last season. I want to be back fighting for podiums regularly, and after sitting down with Paul and Alan I feel confident they’re investing in all the right places to give me every chance to get back to where I know I can be.
“It’s great to be riding with Kyle, who’s a good mate and I think we’ll both help to push each other forward. I’d like to say a big thank you to all my friends, family and sponsors for all their support, and I can’t wait to get started on this new challenge!”
Paul Curran, Team Principal – RICH Energy OMG Racing
“We’re very excited to announce that Brad will be joining us for the 2021 season, he has a full year of experience on the S1000RR, so he’ll hopefully settle in quickly on the M1000RR and can help Kyle in that regard as well.
“He is a proven race-winner as is Kyle, and between the two of them we are expecting some great battles this season. With both riders working together, we are confident the team will take a leap forward in results and we can build on our first season with BMW machinery, where we outperformed the factory side.
“To have two proven British Superbike race winners in the team is a show of faith that we can help them take the next step in their respective careers and as a team, we’ll work hard to deliver that for them.”
Alan Gardner, Team Owner – RICH Energy OMG Racing
“I’m delighted to welcome Bradley to OMG Racing, he’s a rider which we’ve admired since he debuted in the series. He’s an immense talent and absolutely has the potential to do great things on a Superbike.
“When you consider the calibre of our line-up this year, I think it’s fair to say that we’ve brought in two of the championship’s top prospects. They are both young and have the hunger to go out and battle at the front of a competitive field, but crucially they also both know what it’s like to stand on the top step.
“They have a great professional rivalry and a respect for each others abilities. Hopefully our family-like team atmosphere will benefit them and we can look forward to greater success on the new M1000RR.”
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