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RICH ENERGY OMG RACING READY FOR SNETTERTON 'RACE OF ACES' BATTLE

SNETTERTON HOSTS ROUND 7 OF THE BENNETTS BRITISH SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP AND THE PRESTIGIOUS SNETTERTON 'RACE OF ACES' TROPHY IS UP FOR GRABS

The RICH Energy OMG Racing team head to the former Second World War USAAF base at the side of the A11 in Norfolk this weekend for Round 7 of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship. The Snetterton 300 has been a long-time fan and rider favourite as the mix of fast, sweeping bends, hairpins and the long Bentley Straight, a total of five left hand turns and seven rights, asks everything of man and machine. Shane Byrne currently holds the lap record of 1:47.14 set in back in 2017 and at just 17m short of 3 miles, it's the longest lap on the current British Superbike calendar. This year the circuit once again hosts the Snetterton Race of Aces Trophy where the rider with the most points over the three Bennetts British Superbike races will lift the trophy on Sunday afternoon.


With Kyle Ryde side-lined at Cadwell Park after a crash during testing, Road and Rally specialist, James Hillier, stepped into the breach for the team, however, after sessions in the Hyperbaric Chamber and working hard to recover as quickly as possible, Ryde will be looking to compete in Norfolk subject to the necessary medical clearances. The Nottinghamshire man fared well at the circuit last season, in what was only his first time at Snetterton on a superbike, bringing home three top ten results including a strong 6th place finish in race two.


Bradley Ray made positive progress at Cadwell Park at Round 6, the Kent man was hampered in qualifying which affected his race one pace but by races two and three on Sunday he was back where he deserves to be, consistently fighting hard with the top five riders. Like Ryde, Ray also brought home three top ten finishes last time out at Snetterton, the highlight being a solid fifth place in race one. With just six races left, the fight for the final Showdown positions is on and Ray is ready to make one his own.


National Superstock title contender, Billy McConnell, got his title aspirations back on track at Cadwell Park with a battling podium finish. Taking advantage of his front row start, the Aussie was always in podium contention, delivering the result he and the team needed. McConnell lies third in the standings just 15 points behind the current leader as the series heads to Snetterton, where the former British Supersport Champion finished on the podium last season after an epic battle with Neave, Rouse and Rogers.


Team Principal, Paul Curran, speaking ahead of the trip to Snetterton said, "We made some good progress with Brad over the Cadwell weekend, the consistency is there and we're working hard on the next step forward. It was a shame to lose Kyle for the weekend, but the most important thing is that no lasting damage was done and we're hopeful he'll be back in action this weekend, subject to the necessary medical clearances. We were fortunate that James Hillier was able to step in and he did all that was asked of him. We can't thank him enough for stepping in at such short notice. Billy's National Superstock result was a prime example of what Billy does best, he dug in and ground out a great podium finish right when he needed to."

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