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Ray reaches new heights with a Dickies British Supersport double win at Cadwell Park

Ray reaches new heights with a Dickies British Supersport double win at Cadwell Park

FAB-Racing Yamaha’s Bradley Ray celebrated his first double win of the Dickies British Supersport Championship season at Cadwell Park last weekend as he delivered an impressive performance in both races at the challenging Lincolnshire circuit.

Ray took his first win of the season in the 12 lap Sprint race, taking the win ahead of Gearlink Kawasaki's Mason Law and Luke Jones. Ray began the race by instantly grabbing the holeshot from pole position and immediately pulled a gap on Law.

It was a disaster for Andy Reid though who crashed out on the opening lap as he pushed to close the deficit to James Westmoreland and Tarran Mackenzie in the overall standings.

At half race distance, third place man Westmoreland ran on at the chicane, dropping him back to fifth place which left Andy Irwin and Luke Jones to battle it out for the final rostrum place. Continuing to pull away at the front, setting the fastest lap of the race in the process, Ray was able to hold on and take his maiden win in the Dickies British Supersport class, ahead of Law with Jones eventually able to hold off Irwin for third.

It was damage limitation for Championship leader Tarran Mackenzie, who crossed the line in ninth place.

Ray then went on to make it a double win at Cadwell Park, after battling back from a slow start to the race with Gearlink Kawasaki's Law in second and Westmoreland in third. Law grabbed the lead from second on the grid, with Ray dropping back to third place behind Jones.

Ray made his move on the second lap at Park on Jones, then on the next lap the Triumph man high-sided on the exit of the same corner, with Irwin hitting the stricken bike.

Ray then got his head down and clawed in the leader Law, and on lap five he took the lead from the Gearlink Kawasaki man and started to pull a gap on the current National Superstock 600 champion.
 
The battle for third was then hotting up between Westmoreland and Reid, and on lap ten Reid ran on and had to rejoin the race in eighth place. However, the next lap the Quattro Plant Cool Kawasaki Northern Ireland rider was forced to retire from the race, leaving Westmoreland in a comfortable third place.

Back at the front Law started to look to bring Ray back into his grasp, and after knocking the gap down to three tenths of a second, the FAB-Racing Yamaha man pulled the pin and by the final lap he had increased the gap back to over seven tenths of a second and crossed the line to take his second win of the season.Ray celebrating his first race win of the season at Cadwell Park

Dickies British Supersport Championship, Cadwell Park, Sprint race:

1. Bradley Ray (FAB-Racing Yamaha)
2. Mason Law (Gearlink Kawasaki) + 2.256s
3. Luke Jones (Acumen Industrial Services Triumph) + 7.779
4. Andrew Irwin (Gearlink Kawasaki) + 7.851
5. James Westmoreland (CAME BPT Yamaha) + 11.559

Dickies British Supersport Championship, Cadwell Park, Feature race:

1. Bradley Ray (FAB-Racing Yamaha)
2. Mason Law (Gearlink Kawasaki) + 1.274
3. James Westmoreland (CAME BPT Yamaha) +8.905
4. Benjamin Currie (Pacedayz Trackdays Yamaha) + 10.723
5. Tarran Mckenzie (Stuaff Connect Academy Kawasaki) + 12.588

Dickies British Supersport Championship standings after Cadwell Park:

1. James Westmoreland (CAME BPT Yamaha) 225
2. Tarran Mckenzie (Stuaff Connect Academy Kawasaki) 222
3. Andy Reid (Quattro Plant Cool Kawasaki) 180
4. Bradley Ray (FAB-Racing) 164
5. Luke Jones (Acumen Industrial Services Triumph) 156