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Ray leads as BSB heads to Knockhill
Ray leads as BSB heads to Knockhill

Kent’s Bradley Ray heads the Bennetts British Superbike Championship standings in to the fourth round of the 2022 campaign at Knockhill this weekend.

The Kent contender faces tough opposition though, including from home heroes Tarran Mackenzie and Rory Skinner as the series heads to Scotland for its next three races.

Rich Energy OMG Racing Yamaha’s Ray holds a 28-point lead over fellow Yamaha rider Jason O’Halloran after a strong start to the season. Ray has only has only failed to finish on the podium once from the opening nine races, achieving his best start to a Bennetts BSB campaign yet.

The Scottish crowd will have their hopes pinned on a home win however, with two talents from north of the border to cheer on. Reigning champion Mackenzie and Skinner are both firmly in contention for silverware in Fife.

Mackenzie made his comeback from a pre-season injury last time out at Donington Park, achieving a best result of sixth place. He’ll be targeting a return to the podium next as he gets back up to speed as he continues his title defence.

Skinner on the other hand, has already finished in the top-three this year for Cheshire Mouldings FS-3 Racing Kawasaki. The rider hailing from Perth, just a short trip from Knockhill, bagged his first visit to the podium at the circuit last year.

O’Halloran became the fifth different race winner of the season during the previous event. This allowed the Australian to elevate himself above Lee Jackson and Kyle Ryde in the standings, two more riders who’ve visited the top step of the podium this year.

Ryde has a single point advantage over Skinner in the standings, with Honda Racing UK’s Glenn Irwin holding sixth. Irwin is bidding to rediscover the form which carried him to a treble win at the Silverstone season opener.

Buildbase Suzuki’s Christian Iddon has been building momentum too. He scored his best result of the season with sixth place at Donington Park and he now returns to a circuit at which he was victorious last season.

Peter Hickman completes the all-important top-eight in the standings for the FHO Racing BMW team ahead of this weekend. Ducati contenders Tommy Bridewell and Josh Brookes, plus last year’s Knockhill double winner Danny Buchan are amongst those just behind, all of whom will be aiming to make progress up the standings.

Bennetts British Superbike Championship standings:

1.    Bradley Ray (Rich Energy OMG Racing Yamaha) 158
2.    Jason O’Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) 130
3.    Lee Jackson (Cheshire Mouldings FS-3 Kawasaki) 125
4.    Kyle Ryde (Rich Energy OMG Racing Yamaha) 117
5.    Rory Skinner (Cheshire Mouldings FS-3 Kawasaki) 116
6.    Glenn Irwin (Honda Racing UK) 107
7.    Christian Iddon (Buildbase Suzuki) 68
8.    Peter Hickman (FHO Racing BMW) 67