Snetterton BSB: Ryde the man to beat this weekend

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Rich OMG Yamaha’s Kyle Ryde will have the biggest target on his back at this weekend’s Snetterton Bennetts British Superbike round as he holds the final Showdown slot for 2022.

Leon Haslam, Peter Hickman and Danny Buchan all need to finish ahead of Ryde in the three races in Norfolk which makes him the man to beat.

“I know that I need to go to Snetterton and ride how I know I can ride, bring a trophy home or something, then I should be there or thereabouts,” said Ryde.

“I was determined to do it at Thruxton and it just didn’t happen, I didn’t think too much about Cadwell as the pace was ridiculous and under the lap record and it was my first year there on the Superbike. That is just BSB for you though.

“I was on the opposite end of the stick at Oulton Park where we had the lap record pace when nobody thought we would do that, riders always do it every weekend, it is just not nice when you are on the other end of that stick, but that is racing.

“Snetterton is one of my favourite tracks so I am looking forward to that, the test went well there earlier in the year and I know the Yamaha is a good bike there, so I just have to make the most of it and hopefully that secures my place in the Showdown.

“I rode the BMW there last year and it wasn’t one of its favourite tracks, so I suppose that is something in my head that I am a little bit happy about. Everyone has their bad luck, so I am just glad it is Snetterton that we are going to where we sort it out.”