Trio of Brits secure Silverstone MotoGP wildcard rides

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Hedger will be back on his 2012 Motostar title winning bike, when he used to battle with Ray
Hedger will be back on his 2012 Motostar title winning bike, when he used to battle with Ray Picture: Double Red

Talented teens Taz Taylor, Luke Hedger and Bradley Ray will line up on the British MotoGP grid at Silverstone, after finalising wildcard rides.

Taylor will ride in the Moto3 class, onboard his RS Racing backed machine. The current HEL Performance British Motostar championship leader will be looking to prove himself when the blue riband championship arrives at the Northamptonshire circuit in August.

Taylor will be joined on the grid by Motorpoint British Supersport regular Luke Hedger. The Gearlink Kawasaki man will jump onboard the FPW Racing Moto3 bike for the one-off ride. The diminutive rider won the inaugural British Motostar championship with FPW Racing back in 2012.

Former Red Bull Rookies Cup race winner, Bradley Ray, will line up on the Moto2 grid as the only rider aboard a British built FTR chassis. The Lydd youngster agreed to loan the bike for the weekend, giving the FTR chassis it’s first world championship run out since 2013 with Gino Rea.

Ray is currently competing in the European CEV Moto2 Championship alongside occasional rides in the Pirelli National Superstock 600 class.

“I’ve been riding my Vyrus Moto2 in the European CEV Moto2 Championship so I have the bigger bike experience, but it’s going to be a big step and a big experience at the GP, but I know the track really well and I’m looking forward to finding a good setup on the FTR Moto2,” said Ray.