Editorial Notes:

American Brandon Paasch on the VisionTrack Suzuki GSX-R1000R finished 10th in the British Superstock race at Brands Hatch. Billy McConnell won the race on a Honda and Davey Todd, also riding a Honda, took the title before the final.

Anthony Mazziotta on the Luxestar VIP/Affinity Kawasaki ZX-6R finished 22nd in British Junior Superstock Race Two. Franco Born won the second race on a Kawasaki, while Yamaha rider Max Cook took the title before arriving at Brands Hatch.

Canadian and former MotoAmerica Junior Cup competitor Jack Roach set the fastest lap of the race on his Completely Motorbikes/Affinity Kawasaki Ninja 400 to take second place in British Junior Supersport Race Two. Roach’s teammate Mikey Hardy won the second race. Another of Roach’s team-mates, James McManus, won the British Junior Supersport Championship title.

MotoAmerica Junior Cup runner-up Gus Rodeo finished seventh in British Junior Supersport Race Two on his Luxestar VIP/Symcirrus Kawasaki Ninja 400.

Race 2

Race 3

Points after race 3

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Ray becomes Bennetts BSB champion and Hickman becomes 10th different winner in 2022

Bradley Rae, Bennetts British Superbike Champion in 2022. Photo courtesy of MSVR.

Bradley Rae celebrated his Bennetts British Superbike title on home soil at Brands Hatch this afternoon (Sunday). The 25-year-old was officially crowned today after taking top honors in yesterday’s opening race, ending the season with nine race wins and a further 14 podiums for the Rich Energy OMG Racing Yamaha team.

Ray finished fifth in Saturday’s eBay Sprint Race, which was good enough to secure the first title for both driver and team. Today, the new champion went clean in the second race of the weekend before ending the season in sixth place.

In the first of two races on the final day of the season, around the Grand Prix circuit of Brands Hatch, Peter Hickman became the tenth winner of various races of the season. The FHO Racing BMW driver held off Danny Buchan and Saturday’s event winner Glenn Irwin to secure a visit to the top step of the podium.

In the final race of 2022, Glenn Irvine was able to grab the lead when Buchan made a small mistake at Surtees. It meant the Honda Racing UK rider started and finished the season with wins on his way to second in the standings, his best finish in the championship.

Andrew Irwin returned to the podium with a strong second place in the final race ahead of Buchan. Fifth place for Hickman was enough to see him end the season as Bennetts BSB Riders Cup champion, finishing just ahead of his BMW rivals.

Tommy Bridewell’s season ended with a fourth place finish, giving the Oxford Products Racing Ducati team third place in the standings. This means that three different teams and manufacturers have finished in the top three of the championship.

Bennetts British Superbike Championship, Brands Hatch, Race 2 result:

  1. Peter Hickman (FHO Racing BMW)
  2. Danny Buchan (SYNETIQ BMW) +0.622s
  3. Glenn Irwin (Honda Racing UK) +2.702 p
  4. Kyle Ride (Rich Energy OMG Racing Yamaha) +13.381s
  5. Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Products Racing Ducati) +13.494 p
  6. Danny Kent (Buildbase Suzuki) +13.902 p
  7. Christian Iddon (Buildbase Suzuki) +15.181 p
  8. Charlie Nesbitt (Buildbase Suzuki) +16.426s
  9. Josh Brooks (MCE Ducati) +18.912s
  10. Tom Sykes (MCE Ducati) +20.511 p

Bennetts British Superbike Championship, Brands Hatch, Race 3 result:

  1. Glenn Irvine (Honda Racing UK)
  2. Andrew Irwin (SYNETIQ BMW) +0.672s
  3. Danny Buchan (SYNETIQ BMW) +1.956s
  4. Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Products Racing Ducati) +5.474 p
  5. Peter Hickman (FHO Racing BMW) +5.679s
  6. Bradley Ray (Rich Energy OMG Racing Yamaha) +11,000 p
  7. Josh Brooks (MCE Ducati) 11.334s
  8. Danny Kent (Buildbase Suzuki) +11.485s
  9. Christian Iddon (Buildbase Suzuki) +17.652 p
  10. Kyle Ride (Rich Energy OMG Racing Yamaha) +17.744s

Bennetts British Superbike Championship standings:

  1. Bradley Ray (Rich Energy OMG Racing Yamaha) 1,192
  2. Glenn Irvine (Honda Racing UK) 1171
  3. Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Products Racing Ducati) 1141
  4. Lee Jackson (Cheshire Moldings FS-3 Kawasaki) 1095
  5. Jason O’Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) 1,087
  6. Kyle Ride (Rich Energy OMG Racing Yamaha) 1,077
  7. Taran McKenzie (McAMS Yamaha) 1,031
  8. Rory Skinner (Cheshire Moldings FS-3 Kawasaki) 1017

Bradley Ray

Rich Energy OMG Racing Yamaha

“It was incredible. If you would have said what results we would have had this season at the beginning of the year. And said, “you’re going to be British Champion,” I’d bite your hand off and take it. The whole team trained for a whole year. It wasn’t easy from the beginning, but we put in a lot of work.

“The pre-season was good and I knew this would be my best chance to fight for the championship with Yamaha, with Rich Energy OMG. All season we just kept our heads down, took everything we could, maximized everything race by race and that allowed us to come to Brands Hatch and have a tough round like we had.

“Obviously, it would be nicer to fight for the win and fight for the podium [this weekend] but we have done enough work during the season to prove that we are worthy of being champions. Just a big shout out to the team, family, friends and everyone who came out to Brands to support me this weekend.”