Thruxton BSB: Supersport double for Ryde| BSB staff | BSB Support
RS Racing’s Kyle Ryde snatched another outright Dickies British Supersport victory after edging out series leader Jack Kennedy to complete a clean sweep.
The former British 125 champ and Integro Yamaha’s defending champ were in a race of their own, but Kennedy’s second place still gave him full BSS points as the first production machine across the line.
But it was his team-mate Brad Jones who rocketed off the middle of the front row as Ryde tucked into second ahead of Kennedy before the Irishman was straight back through on the GP2 rider by the time the pack hit the complex.
Ryde hit the front heading into the Club Chicane, but it was disaster further back on lap two for Gearlink Kawasaki’s Ben Wison as he high-sided out of the top 12 before being stretchered off.
Moments later, Bradley Perie hit the deck on the exit of Goodwood as he crashed out of ninth.
As Ryde controlled action from the front over Kennedy and Jones, race bosses were forced to deploy the safety car to bring ambulance services onto the circuit with just under six laps completed.
But it was drama before the delay as Alastair Seeley passed Mason Law under a yellow flag before dropping back after direction from his EHA Racing team in the pits.
Seeley was then additionally handed a long lap penalty from race direction, despite his efforts to right the ship.
When the safety car was called in at the beginning of lap nine, Ryde maintained control at the front and although Kennedy had a stab at the lead after drafting past on the run to Church, Ryde was straight back into the lead.
As Jones fell into the clutches of the chasing pack and succumbed to a pass by GP2 runner Law on the Quattro Triumph, it was a two horse race for the win as Kennedy continued to look for a way into the lead.
But the Irishman was blocked in his last ditch attempt on the run to Club and Ryde picked up another outright win for his prototype machine.