Donington BSB: Ray fights back to sixth from 19th

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Buildbase Suzuki’s Bradley Ray fought his was from row six on the second Bennetts British Superbike grid to sixth place yesterday, indicating that his return to form is permanent.

The youngster had to haul himself up from 19th on the grid after failing to finish race one and, after dealing with a long safety car which cost him laps, Ray slicked through the pack to finally finish only 12s behind winner Scott Redding.

“We wanted to prove Oulton wasn’t a fluke this weekend. Obviously we know we were quick at Cadwell but the results didn’t come, then we were on the podium at Oulton but struggled at Assen a little bit, going in the wrong direction over the weekend with the bike,” said Ray.

“Here we were strong again and I think we could have taken the fight to the front guys a bit more but we had the issue in race one and that meant not only did we miss that chance in that race it also ruined race two for us, having to come from so far back.

“It’s a shame, but I think the performance in race two was good, to come through from that far down. Hopefully we can get the luck at Brands and finish strongly.”